Once the No. 1 paid entertainment app on the App Store, GifJif, now free, enables you to add your own face or anyone else's to any GIF in its ever-growing GIF library. If you can't find what you're looking for, you can also easily create and upload your own using the GifJif web tool.
Extensive library of GIFs: There are 7,000-plus GIFs in the app from the worlds of sports, film, television, and pop culture -- with new ones added every day.
Easy to search: The app's home page defaults to Trending GIFs, so you can scroll through those first. But if you want to limit your search to just the newest ones or expand it to the entire collection, tap New or All, respectively on the bottom rail. You can also search GifJif's GIF library for your desired GIF using the search field up top. When you tap on the search field, trending terms appear below that you can also explore.
Plenty of faces to choose from: You can choose an existing face to overlay on your GIF from among the app's 19 category packs. Tap Basketball for Lebron James or Steph Curry's faces, Politics for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz's mugs, or Celebrities for Drake or Beyonce's countenances, for example.
Easy to customize GIFs: To swap out the face or faces in a GIF, simply tap the character's face below the GIF and then add a face from GifJif's library; or tap Custom to add one from your own photo library. Press and hold on the face to get a magnified view of the image for easier clipping with your finger. When you're done, a face grid appears, so you can line up the eyes, nose, and mouth, which helps the app size it to the body. If it's still not sized perfectly, you can shrink or enlarge it. You can also flip it, if it's not pointing in the right direction.
For $1.99, you can buy the ability to Meme GIFs or add your own captions. For $9.99, you can remove the GifJif watermark and add your own branding.
Robust sharing options: You can save your GIF to your phone or share over text, email, chat apps, or social media. You can also export your GIFs as videos, which enables you to share to Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter.
Add your own GIFs: Submit your own GIF by dropping its link onto the app's companion website, gifjif.netlify.com. Add a title, keywords, and a creator attribution. The site will break your GIF up into individual frames. Add the face or faces you want to replace the existing ones with and map them on each frame, so they fit properly. If everything looks good, tap Submit, and after developers review it, it'll be added to GifJif for use.
Can be hard to clip: If you don't have the best hand-eye coordination, it can be difficult to clip a face from a photo with great precision. However, the magnified view and Undo button do help ease the process.
Certain celebrities aren't well-represented yet: Developers add GIFs based on public demand, so the app is full of wrestling, "The Office," "Seinfeld," and "Wedding Crashers" GIFs as well as GIFs of recent viral videos. There are less reality TV and celebrity-related GIFs, however. For example, there are only three Kim Kardashian GIFs, one Selena Gomez GIF, and no Madonna, Roseanne, or "Real Housewives" GIFs.
True to its name, the free GifJif app helps you find, select, and customize GIFs in a jiffy.