Gboard (Google Keyboard) is one the functional keyboards found on android which is already installed on most phones, even on those not manufactured by Google as it enables you share GIF or emoji on android.
Amongst other features, Gboard enables the sharing of Gif directly into the text box of some apps, also allowing the search for emoji whenever you urgently need to find the character most suitable.
You can achieve both by following the procedure below.
If you don’t have Gboard installed on your android device with it already selected as your default keyboard, please do so quickly.
Ways to search and share Gifs using Gboard.
Gif sharing must be readily supported on the app, else the option will not be available as it will be crossed out.
Launch the app you desire to send a Gif, click on the text box, now you see the keyboard
Tap the “comma” button for a while (you will see a smiley face in the background) choose the blue smiley face by swiping upwards click on the Gif button in the emoji selection screen.
You can choose a suitable Gif from the following ways either from the Carousel, or you click on “search Emoji” just above the Carousel, then type in search term, for instance in the search box type “flag” then select from the lists of Gif. Then click on the send or enter button right above the keyboard.