April 15, 2020 by Chris Maier

A GIF feature in your app can increase engagement and give your users a valuable new way to express themselves, but building it can be hard! 

You have to figure out how and where to get the content, design and implement a UI, test, iterate…the list goes on. 

That’s why we built the GIPHY SDK, which comes with pre-designed UI templates that take care of all the work for you. 

However, while the templates are great for some, we also know creators out there may want to customize how  GIPHY looks in their product… 

Update: The Grid

We’re excited to announce a brand new feature of the GIPHY SDK for iOS and Android: the Grid. 

A couple of our favorite apps using the GIPHY SDK

In addition to the slick template experiences offered by the GIPHY SDK, you can now use the Grid to customize your GIF search UI to match the look and feel of your app. It’s the best of both worlds: the ease of use offered by the GIPHY SDK and full control over the design. You can tweak the padding and number of columns, and build your own search bar and buttons to control the experience.

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