GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine Reviews

GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine Reviews

Published by on 2021-06-07

The world's largest library of free GIFs, Clips, & Stickers! GIPHY for iOS is
the fastest, simplest way to search and share sort form content and animated
reactions across all of your favorite social channels such as Facebook
Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat & more. SEARCH • Find the per...

Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine Reviews

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    Love but there is always a but...

    UPDATE: The response I got from customer support was to delete and redownload the app which has been the “solution” every time this has happened. I’m dropping my rating from a 4 to a 2 as this is not an acceptable “resolution” to an issue that happens with almost every single update. After the app is updated the icon in the keyboard (messages app, etc) turns into a little white icon. This is the only app that I’ve had this issue with and while it is nothing more than a cosmetic issue as of now, the point still stands that this shouldn’t happen almost EVERY update. Original Review: This is by far my favorite gif app out there. My only problem with it is that it seems like every other update that gets pushed out breaks the keyboard function of the app in messages. I’m not the only one that has this issue. I’ve got a few family members and friends who also see this same issue. Already emailed support and will gladly update my review if this issue gets resolved but like I said it seems like every other update this happens.

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    All I Want in Life are Folders for Giphy

    Faster way to SEARCH and share, yes! Fastest way to SAVE and share, no! There are too many gifs here. That’s actually a marvelous thing! Except there are no folders to organize them. I don’t have the time or care to sift through a hundred “clapping” gifs to find the one I like each time. So I save it to favorites. Great! But then I have a gif for EVERY reaction, and often a dozen PER reaction type (gotta have fandom reactions and plain reactions and celebrity reactions, etc). So if we could just create folders in our favorites so I don’t have to scroll through 500 gifs every time I’m looking for the perfect Star Trek or sports or reaction gif, I’d give you two more stars. This is 2019. If you can’t give us folders already, you lose three stars on the rating. Keeping us scrolling through so many gifs in our favorites drains our batteries and wastes our data. Someone please hook us up with folders! Everything else about this app is pretty darn great, 5-star worthy, even.

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    My favorite app becoming unusable

    I use this app multiple times a day, but it pulls so much memory that it is becoming unusable. This app is in no way streamlined for heavy users. I've saved almost 1000 gifs as favorites, but there are no playlists, no rapid scrolling, so personal tagging features, so all of them appear as one giant list. The scrolling system is just broken. I have to wait for each gif to load before I can scroll to an earlier part of the list. I've spent 20 minutes just trying to get to the gif I need, even when I know exactly what and where it is. The app worked great when I had 10 favorites, now I'm lucky if I get through 1/10 of my favorites before it crashes. In some cases I have to quit every other app on my phone, then restart the phone, just to use the basic functions of this app. I would switch to a different app in a second if it actually worked. They need to fire their entire UX team and find someone actually competent at the job.

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    So good & so bad

    GIPHY is at least one of, if not THE best place to find gifs. It’s servers contain a huge selection of the world’s gif-image cultural heritage. It’s very important. BUT the access is inconsistent. On a bad GIPHY day, if you scroll more than two thumb-swipes down any search, be prepared for endless rows of bright GIPHY brand squares and loading spiral animations. It’s pretty consistently a problem across multiple devices, even in places with lightning fast download speeds and plenty of bandwidth. In other words, this is definitely an issue with the app itself. Also, their search algorithm is must be pretty vague. It’s difficult to find something specific, even if you put in plenty of good search terms. Most people will download the app anyway. I would even recommend they do so, but be aware that the GIPHY app is not consistently functional from one day to another.

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    Good GIF solution, but animation speed is wrong

    I’m on an iPhone X with iOS 13.3. For some time now, I’ve noticed that when using the GIPHY keyboard to send texts (by just tapping the GIF image you want to use, and allowing it to automatically add the image to your text message), the animation-speed of the GIF that gets sent is noticeably slower that what the GIPHY keyboard showed, and the sent GIF usually ends several frames too soon. The only way I’ve found to send GIPHYs that play back at regular speed is to open the GIPHY *app*, and from there, I have the option to save a GIF to my camera roll. THEN I can go to my camera roll and attach THAT saved GIF to a text message. It’s a few extra hoops to jump through, which is why I deducted a couple stars. As far as being able to quickly find appropriate and funny GIFs for my needs, it’s great.

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    No Longer Worth The Trouble

    This app used to be great, but it’s no longer worth you trouble if you’re intending to use it to post gif reactions or images on message boards. The last update broke the “copy image link” feature. Now, when a link is copied, the entire link is no longer copied to your mobile device’s clipboard. You are now provided with a partial link that lacks the latter portion, including the actual image’s name and file extension. The only thing that you post on a message board when using this app is a big, red X indicating a broken image link. Furthermore, when you compare the partial link that is provided by the app to the link that is provided by the site when visiting it from a laptop or workstation, the links are noticeably different. Save yourself a lot of time, headache and heartache, and choose a different app for your gif needs.

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    GIPHY. Brooklynn Catalano

    It is Amazing You create your own it’s so cool this is how it goes you search it’s awesome Also You look it’s so funny If you like what I want and want to save it you just hit the. love button and it saves it there’s even birthdays there is funny dances there sad welcome back there’s even a simile happy there is the morning there’s good afternoon I also love it no ads like if you’re in the middle of something you watch some funny things it’s so funny you should really get this app because it’s almost like the best app on the App Store cool right so if you want to have something like this go on the App Store and get it👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😆😆😆😆😆😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊Get it get it get it get it get it get it get it get it get it get it get it Brooklynn Catalano

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    Best app! But bugs!

    This is an amazing gif app that is also far more popular than other gif apps and websites, superior in every way! You can like and create gifs! And now stickers too! One bug about the gif creation though, you can take a video or a single picture and add the stickers from giphy to them, I tried using some final fight stickers, and when I tapped them, it showed the little reloading gif at the bottom, but then the sticker doesn’t appear, was it removed? Locked? Private only? Why can’t I? I have done it before on my first gif (the exact same stickers FYI)

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    First off, I have NEVER left a review for any app but THIS one is just so much dang fun. I discovered it by accident looking for something else and I am SOOOOO glad I did. I have been messing with this thing for over an hour sending all my friends (at least they used to be - HA! HA! HA!) multiple gifs and stickers and even a little bit of the moving texts. The app is UBER easy to use and the Search engine is spot on. I have read that other people have had issues, but so far NOT me. Do yourself a favor and download this app and give it a try. You won’t be sorry!!!!!!!!

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    Personal Preference

    I agree that GIPHY is a fun app to use. It has many fun gifs to choose from and when I don’t find one I like, I can make my own. The only thing that bothers me is that for some reason I can’t change my profile picture. I tried clicking on it, looking for it in the edit drop down, and even tried to look it up on the internet. I’ve been told that sometimes the kind of phone affects apps in some ways. I have an IPhone 5 if that is any help. I would appreciate an explanation for what I’m doing wrong, or if it’s a bug I would like it to be fixed. Thank you for working hard on this app!

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    Giphy is fun and easy to use

    giphy has great features i like the sticker feature you can add it to your photos and to your videos. the gif maker lets you make little memory videos, less than 14 seconds, on you ipad photo app and then transfer them to giphy and create a gif and add stickers and then upload it to facebook or to your camera roll. if you press favorite on the new gif, you can then see the gif on your giphy app under favorites. making giphies is a good hobby for people who like to create moving scrapbooks and share them wih their friends and family. their giphy website is linked to the giphy app and stores your creations to the giphy app under your account name. all for free but if they ever wented to charge a subscriotion fee , i would be willing to pay $10 a month for my giphy scrapbook hobby. it would be easy and fun to keep enjoying all their giphy features.

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    I think it’s fantastic that you offer such a tremendous array of stickers. I am looking forward to seeing your new ones this year. You are doing a great job, keep it up!! Will your new ones allow me to text and add to my new keyboards? I have got 4 additional keyboards. One of which is the Big Emo, the others are very similar to the original one that came with my device ( iPhone 8 Plus) I am really looking forward to your new stickers! Thank y’all so much.

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    Decent app

    Overall you can find good .gifs. However they need a better search engine. I get all kinds of weird results when I search. Also it would be nice if they could require a rating for more rated R type .gifs. I would not want my child searching and seeing the results I see just by searching “birthday” etc. I find some offensive. I wish they had a filter to turn those off so you don’t see them. I do like you can find .gifs and it’s pretty easy to put on fb or text messages. Definitely not good for kids though.

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    Always crashes

    ** update - still crashing/freezing. It’s getting super frustrating when I’m in the actual app bc I have to continually restart it. ** LOVE this app. But with the last few updates he app loads then freezes so I have to restart the entire app. I tried pausing the gifs hoping that would solve the problem and it doesn’t. The person that mentioned how all of the favorites are linked into one list is on point. It’s hard to go find the gifs I’ve favorited bc I have to scroll through hundreds of them AND wait for them to load to see where I am in the list. A way to sort them would be awesome. But the biggest gripe is the fact that it always freezes unless you’re in the iMessage app. 6s+ iOS 11.0.3

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    Experience issues

    I’m reluctant to update after reading so many seemingly valid issues regarding the most recent update as I already had issues (from time to time) with “prior” version.(many times copy-paste leaves gif “flat”/& non animated etc.) So I’ll wait for improved comments on latest update b4 I attempt to update bcuz too often lately updates in general (from all apps) have completely ruined how the app worked & its user-experience awa its tendencies to create glitches to my iOS phone as well the app itself for unknown reasons🤷🏼‍♀️. Therefore I think I’ll wait to “update” until reviews on current update improves resolving all concerns. Sorry—but tyvm.

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Is GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine Safe?

Yes. GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 366,046 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine Is 20.2/100.

Is GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine Legit?

Yes. GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 366,046 GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine Is 20.2/100.

Is GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine not working?

GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

Reported Issues: 1 Comments

By Chuck
Jun 18 2021

Who is behind GIPHY? How do they make money? What's their motivation to give me this for free? Can they access my Rolodex and data? Are they building a mailing list that they can sell? No charge now but,
what will they morph into to capitalize on the 20 million invested. What are their intentions?

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