GIFs have come a long way. Invented in 1987, they have gone from an Internet quirk of the mid-2000s to everyone’s favourite photo format. At this rate, they will likely replace words as the primary means of communication by 2027.
To this day, we all face a daily problem: where to find the best GIFs.
The problem is that finding the perfect GIF by searching via Google Image can take much longer than it is worth.
Finding the right GIF doesn’t have to be a long process, you just need to know where to look. To help you, we’ve put together below 7 impressive websites that will help you quickly find the best GIFs on the Internet.
7 – Giphy
Founded in 2013 by Alex Chung and Jace Cooke, their mission is simple: “Create Google-optimized GIFs”. And serving more than a billion GIFs a day to hundreds of millions of users, it’s fair to say there’s no better place to start the hunt for GIFs.
In addition, they have significantly expanded Giphy by partnering with brands, introducing integrations, creating browser extensions and much more.
6 – GIFbin
On GIFbin, users can filter GIFs by “Most Recent”, “Best Notes” and “Most Viewed” or by tags. The interesting thing about GIFbin’s tag system is that they are sorted by name and number.
Although names are fairly standard search terms; animals, babies, sports, etc., the count feature allows you to easily discover terms with the largest volume of GIFs available.
5 – ReactionGIFs
This site offers GIFs that best correspond to a specific emotion. Depending on what you are looking for, there are several ways to find a perfect match.
One way is to use the drop-down menus on the left side of the site. These menus allow users to bring up GIFs corresponding to a specific feeling (tired, confused, proud, etc.) or to answer (yes, no, undecided, etc.).
4 – GIFMaker.me
GIFmaker.me is a handy site for creating animated GIFs because it supports images in GIF, JPG and PNG format. It has an intuitive dashboard that allows you to better control the size of animated GIFs and animation speed.
Best of all, it comes with a preview panel so you can get an idea of how the animated GIF will look before you download it.
3 – Reddit
Reddit is a very interesting platform to find GIFs: the community has not one, but several impressive GIF-related subreddits. Here are a few of them:
While all the different and specific options make it easy to find what you need, many of these subreddits commit to a set of guidelines to further refine their GIFs.
Originally called “Riffsy”, the company that invented the GIF keyboard changed its name to Tenor and is now GIPHY’s biggest competitor. To be honest, they are very similar: their search functions work in exactly the same way and their layouts are almost identical.
A vital difference? Type the same word in GIPHY and Tenor, then press search. The results are surprisingly diverse.
1 – Gifing
Created by Anthony Nevo, Gifing is positioned in the competitive market of GIFs and stock videos. This platform offers original and exclusive content of impeccable quality. With unique content that you won’t find anywhere else, Gifing.com’s GIFs are divided into several categories (Health, Fitness, Marketing, Online Business, Money, Nutrition, etc.). Big plans are already in place for Gifing to develop its full potential by 2020!