GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine

GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine for Pc

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-12
  • Current version: 3.3.0
  • File size: 100.04 MB
  • Developer: Giphy, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine on your Windows PC

Download GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine for Windows: GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine is an Photo & Video App, developed by Giphy, Inc.. The Photo & Video App was officially released 2015-03-25. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Giphy, Inc., with the latest current version being 3.3.0 which was officially released on 2018-11-12. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 125,773 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine application icon. A window of GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About GIPHY: The GIF Search Engine

Developer Description

The world’s largest library of animated GIFs and stickers, now on your mobile phone! GIPHY for iOS is the fastest, simplest way to search and share GIFs and stickers across all of your favorite social channels such as iMessage,Facebook Messenger and more. Faster than ever, but still wicked easy. Now with an Auto-Play on/off switch for those annoying moments spent on a poor connection to the inter webs, and 3D touch for quick access. Don't forget to switch on the iMessage extension in iOS 10+ for even quicker access to all of the GIFs, right from your keyboard. Send GIFs and add stickers without leaving your conversation! SEARCH • Find the perfect GIF from the world's largest library of animated GIFs! All the power of GIPHY is in your hands. What are you waiting for?! • Search with Emojis for the perfect reaction GIF EXPLORE • From Game of Thrones to Hunger Games, discover the world of pop culture – memes, TV, Movies, Music and more – from all your favorites like HBO, Drake, Rihanna, Comedy Central and MTV... • Catch all the highlight GIFs from your favorite sports TEXT, SHARE, or SAVE • Text your friends amazing GIFs. • Share a GIF in Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Pinterest, in an Email, tweet it on Twitter, or post it to Facebook. • Copy to clipboard or save it for later on your Camera Roll! REACT • Are text emojis just not cutting it anymore? Need a better way to say LOL? Maybe you just wanna say “thumbs up”, “yes!”, “happy birthday”, or “deal with it”. We've got a GIF for that. ANIMATED STICKERS • Static emojis are so old news, share an animated sticker GIF instead! GIPHY FOR IMESSAGE • Do all of the above without ever leaving iMessage! • Enable the GIPHY for iMessage extension from inside the Messages App Store and start sending all of the GIFs and stickers right inside your keyboard. • Choose from a curated list of reactions or search the entire GIPHY database for the perfect GIF or sticker to send • Browse funny stickers and long-press them to peel and stick on top of another message • Find a GIF or sticker you love? Double tap it to save to your favorites for easy access later Have any Questions? Comments? Issues? Visit for more info or get in touch with us at!

App Reviews

  • So buggy...since about two years ago :(

    By Parans
    Let me start by saying how much I love giphy. I've been using it forever and it is amazing. But, the app is just so horrible due to persistent bugs. They've been present for a couple of years now (since iPhone 6s Plus days) where the app would often (really, almost every single time I launch it) freeze my phone (or slow down the phone significantly), and each time there's an update I always hope it's fixed, but it never had been. Also, 3D touch > swipe up > copy function worked in the beginning, but shortly stopped working and hasn't worked since (another couple years or so). PLEASE fix these issues ASAP, I absolutely adore giphy.
  • All I Want in Life are Folders for Giphy

    By ELR4224
    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 2018. If you can’t give us folders already, you lose two stars on the rating. Everything else about this app is pretty darn great, 5-star worthy, even.
  • Can't create an account.

    By Concerned cashier
    The app seems great and I've enjoyed what I have been able to use with it. But every time I attempt to create an account even with different emails I just get an error that says account creation failed. I don't get a reason as to why, I don't know if it's me or if it's you. I'll gladly update the rating when things get fixed. I'm using an iPhone 6 if that helps with the most recent iOS. Edit: not sure what changed but after waiting about a week and trying again things went smoothly. No idea what exactly was the cause but glad I can continue using the awesome app.
  • Love this app, I want tracking....

    By Flash it!
    SO MANY endless choices for a gif! I always find joy in posting the perfect one! I wd really like to know...a GIF I made thru GIPHY cam, or the desktop GIPHY CAPTURE version...I wd like what I made got attached to my acc’t & I wd like to know what I made, if anyone was using it & wd like to know the popularity number statistics. This somewhat gets me going to making my more/to playing w/gifs. If ppl find mine shareable, I’ll make more. If not then I guess I wait for the next inspiration. Point—I have some I’ve made, I’d like to know if there is an user statistics as a member of GIPHY. & I’d love to figure a way to have more fun w/GIPHY & its current launchpad.
  • * updated *Gifs cut short

    By Hurnendager
    **update to the update** no more issues as of late. Back to 5 stars! **update* freezing and crashing update is fixed but the GIFs I try to use in iMessage are all being cut very short so you don't actually see the whole thing. The preview shows the whole thing but cuts it off when it's selected. * Never had an issue with it working before but as of today the app crashes on start every time even after restarting my phone. The messaging part is frozen in iMessages as well. Completely unusable at this point.
  • Best app! But bugs!

    By Brady Nerdy
    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)
  • Decent app

    By Mg va beach
    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.
  • Always crashes

    By Ozzy205
    ** 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
  • Stickers

    By RandajRand
    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.
  • please make ’faves’ the imessage default page

    By stop guessing what i want
    this app is amazing, the stickers are so fun. but it is insane that the opening page every time i want to use the app is just ... random popular gifs?? i have literally never selected one of these (i go to giphy bc i know what I’m looking for??) and it just makes the search take forever to load, or the keyboard to crash. why make it harder for people to et to what they love about the app?? i have faves saved for a reason, it’s because i use them all the time haha