How to Send Animated GIFs to Cell Phones

By Angela Neal

You don't necessarily need a USB drive or a memory card to get an animated GIF to your cell phone. There are a few easy, free methods to send an animated image to your cell phone, regardless of your service provider, or the make and model of your phone. Animated GIFs usually take up more space because they are made up of more than one "frame," so you will need to use a web service that supports this format.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access

Website Upload

Step 1

Go to a website like or and set up a free account. These sites are both completely free to use.

Step 2

Log in to the account you set up and click on the "Choose File" button (on Myxer) or "Upload a wallpaper" (on Locate the animated GIF on your computer and open it. Click "Upload" and wait for the next page to load.

Step 3

Click "Send" to have the GIF sent to your cell phone in a multimedia message.


Step 1

Go to your messaging menu on your cell phone and select "New Message." Enter your email address in the "To:" box and click "Send." You don't have to actually type anything in the message box.

Step 2

Log in to the email account that you sent the email to. Open the email that you received from your phone and hit "Reply."

Step 3

Click on "Attach file" and locate the animated GIF that you want to send to your phone. Click on the GIF to upload it as an attachment and wait for it to finish. Click "Send" and the animated GIF will be sent to your phone.

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