Giphy is a major player in the internet space, but they're making a move to your everyday typing with their new Giphy Keys Keyboard.
It's no secret that people love gifs. Like, really love them. Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are just a few of the networks that support and even encourage the use of them.
We already use the Giphy app to search, share and send trending gifs, but with the release of their Giphy Keys iOS app, you can now integrate Beyoncé's hairography directly into your keyboard. Who doesn't want that?!
Luckily, you can still switch between keyboards easily if you don't want to be stuck in Giphy Keys, but they do have an integrated keyboard, meaning you can search for the gifs you need without fiddling around.
Unlike choosing gifs on Twitter, you have to copy and paste your favourite result into the text field before sending. Not the end of the world, but a little clunky. Though, the biggest annoyance about the app is the lack of autocorrect for those of us who really need it. You can swap out to the stock iOS keyboard and head to Giphy Keys when you want it, which is what we've been doing.
Other than that, Giphy Keys is a fantastic app that blows its compeititors out of the water. Some of the features like 8 ball, their huge userbase and social network integrations show why Giphy are far out in front in the gif-sharing game. And we could all do with quicker access to our favourite Game of Thrones gif.
Giphy Keys is availble now on the App Store for iOS devices.