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How To Find Someone From a GIF

Find Someone From a GIF: GIFs have become a popular way for people to express their feelings and thoughts. After using clippings of videos and movies to real people going through life. Also, they perfectly explain our joys and sorrows. But do you know who is the actual person in your favorite GIF? Or you might like to find out the name of someone you recognize? Here is a brief article that can help you to find someone from a GIF.

For Desktop Users

Step 1:

Firstly, load the GIF in your browser app. Then take the screenshot that catches the person’s face very well. [Mandatory] Now opens a full-screen view of the GIF. Make sure to capture a screenshot so that the person’s face in the GIF is visible.

Step 1.1:

For Windows PCs, hit the Windows and ‘PrtScn‘ key together to capture a screenshot.

Note: Simply find the screenshot in /Images/Screenshots

Step 1.2:

For macOS users, together with the ‘Shift + Command + 3’ capture a screenshot of your screen and show a thumbnail in the top right corner.

Step 2:

[Mandatory] Just crop the photo if required. It helps the person in the GIF more recognizable. You can also concentrate only on the face for good results.

Step 3:

Simply visit ‘’ and tap on the ‘Camera’ icon located on the search bar.

Step 4:

You can now upload your screenshot to the website using your local storage. Also, you find the ‘possible related search’ in the center of the results page that displays the personal identity that you were looking for.

For Mobile Users

There are two methods mobile users use to identify the person in a GIF. The methods are using the browser or using a third-party app. Here is a simple guide to help you along the whole process.

Browser Search

Step 1:

Firstly, open the GIF having the person that you like to look up. Now capture a screenshot like a person is quite visible in the GIF.

Step 2:

Crop or edit the screenshot if required and bring your subject into focus. Also, visit ‘’ in your most favorite Android browser.

Step 3:

Now redirect to the Google mobile image search. Click on the ‘menu’ of your browser and choose ‘request desktop site’.

Note: While depending on your mobile browser, this is known as ‘visit desktop site’, ‘show desktop version’, etc.

Step 4:

Also, click on the ‘camera’ icon rather than the Google search bar.

Step 5:

Now upload your screenshot into the required field and wait for the whole process to end.

It displays a results page where the person’s identity matter rather than the ‘possible related search’ section.

Third-party App

Several third-party apps help you to reverse lookup images on various search engines. For example, we are using the ‘Google lens’. Also, you can use third-party apps. However, some examples include Reverse Image Search, Photo Sherlock, and Search By Image.

Step 1:

At first, open your required GIF & capture a screenshot of it. Remember the person is clearly visible in the screenshot.

Step 2:

Simple edit or crop your screenshot so that the person is clearly visible in the Image.

Step 3:

Once done, open Google lens and click on the ‘photos’ icon located in the top-right corner.

Step 4:

Choose the screenshot from your local storage. Automatically Google lens will focus on the picture and display the required results.

Also, you’ll be able to not concern the person’s identity in question from the desired search terms. Simply you can drag up the output on the page for a full-screen view.


Here’s all about how to find someone from a GIF. I hope the article helps you easily determine the person’s identity from a GIF. What do you really think about it? Do you want to find some from a Gif? Feel free to share your thoughts, views, and opinions with us in the comments section below.

Till then! Peace Out ?

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