Did You Know: Who Made This GIF?

2 min readSep 17, 2020


Anyone familiar with the GIPHY platform knows that for any given search or emotion, there’s an almost limitless set of options that provide the nuance you’re looking for in that perfect GIF. Most times we know the perfect GIF when we see it. But sometimes, we may find ourselves going down various rabbit holes as we search and discover content that we’ve never seen before — sometimes leaving us asking…

….where the heck did this GIF come from?

Well good news! Here are some ways to find out who the creative genius is behind the craziest/funniest/prettiest thing you’ve seen today.

Tap + Hold:

Say you’re perusing today’s trending carousel on the GIPHY homepage and you see something that catches your eye. On mobile (app or web), simply tap and hold the GIF and you’ll be treated to an enhanced view that features the creator attribution at the top (and a link below to explore more from that artist/creator).

On Desktop, it’s even simpler — just hover over the GIF with your mouse and you’ll be treated with an overlay that showcases the creator.

@Channel Search:

GIPHY — while many things in its current form — is still a search engine. As such, any of your queries will return results not only for specific GIF content, but also partner channel pages as a way to help discover new and relevant creator content. These results will appear right below the search bar ahead of the GIF results. Happy hunting!

And, as always, if you ever have a hankering for some cool new GIFs — check out the amazing work of the world’s best GIF artists here. We’re excited to continue evolving how we bring recognition, visibility and credit to our creator community and remain committed to championing attribution on our platform…and beyond.




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