I’m a huge fan of the graphical interchange format. It is a great way to express things that sometimes there are no real words for, but can only be described by an animated, looping image. I’m the kind of person that pronounces it with a hard G since the acronym starts with graphical and that is how you pronounce acronyms.
I try to use GIFs as much as I can, in one on one conversations and group chats. I even like referencing them in verbal conversations. I really appreciate how most messaging platforms have built in support for sending and displaying GIFs. It makes all of my Slack channels so much more interesting.
Here are a few GIFs I have used recently: