GIPHY is dedicated to providing a fun and safe way to search, create, and share the best GIFs on the internet. GIPHY GIFs, once indexed, can be seen by anybody using GIPHY; therefore, it’s important to be mindful of the type of GIFs that are appropriate for the site. To do that, we’ve set up a few guidelines that we ask you follow. Thanks for helping us make GIPHY a positive experience for everyone!

GIPHY Golden Rules:

Keep GIFS Friendly: The purpose of GIFS is to add a bit of fun to our online lives, so keep your GIFS friendly. Do not create or upload any GIF meant to hurt another individual.

Respect Privacy: It’s important to respect and honor the privacy and consent of the individuals depicted in your GIFS. Make sure you’re authorized to use any video or images from the appropriate people before you use them to make a GIF.

Credit the Community: People work hard to make their GIFs, and we want to make sure they get their proper dues. Help us support the community by using GIPHY’s share tools to make sure that the original creator is getting credit for the work.

Sharing: Sharing is great. Please use GIPHY's embed options, available on each GIF's individual page, for proper sharing on your blog or social media accounts. Before you use GIFs you find on GIPHY or anywhere else on the web, you'll want to make sure you're comfortable that your use complies with any laws applicable where you're located.

GIFS that are not allowed on GIPHY:

Pornography & Explicit Nudity: You can’t upload anything that depicts any form of sex act or other sexually explicit material. Straight up: Your GIFs can’t show any explicit nudity at all. Sorry! In general, if it’s not something that you’d show your mom, don’t upload or create it on GIPHY.

Violence: We don’t mind GIFS that show fictional violence (in other words, pretend play where no one actually gets hurt), but if it’s real, then it’s not allowed. Any GIFS that portray real death, mutilation, gore, or assault are not permitted.

Self-Harm: You can’t create, upload, or share anything that encourages or promotes self-harm. This includes activities or behavior related to suicide, self-mutilation, or eating disorders.

Animal Cruelty: Absolutely no GIFS of animals being harmed or abused are permitted. Period.

Bullying, Stalking, Harassment, or Threats: You can’t create, upload, or share GIFS to bully, harass, or threaten another individual.

Hate Speech: GIFs are meant for everyone, so we don’t allow any that slander, demean, or belittle another group or person based upon their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Those are a definite no.

Illegal Activity: Don’t create, upload, or share GIFs of illegal activity on GIPHY. You also can’t use GIPHY to engage in or promote illegal activity.

Private Information: You can’t create, upload, or share GIFS that reveal any private or sensitive information about another person. This includes things such as addresses, phone numbers, passwords, and anything else that could be considered personal.

Spam: Making GIFs that advertise your businesses for your own marketing purposes is perfectly fine; however, you cannot use inaccurate tags to try to make your GIFs appear in search results that are not related to your business or promotion.

DMCA: If you’ve had your copyrighted material used to create a GIF on GIPHY without permission, please follow the DMCA guidelines.

Violating any of these rules may result in the removal of your content, the suspension of your account, or you may be banned from using GIPHY. We don’t like doing that, so please respect these rules and help us keep GIPHY an awesome place for all of our community.

To Flag a GIF you think is violating these guidelines:

Above every GIF on, there is a dropdown menu labeled with an ellipsis, like this: [...]. Tap that, and select “Flag this GIF,” and choose the relevant issue from the dropdown. You have to be logged in with an account to flag a GIF. If you have specific questions about any of our policies, or if you would like to report a GIF or user that is acting inappropriately, you can contact us at:

Happy GIFFing!

The GIPHY Team