How to make memes

A meme
(Image credit: Meme Generator)

How do you do fellow kids? Want to learn how to make memes? Well you came to the right place. 

Compared to other means of expression, memes are still in their infancy, but there’s already a massive creative community of people making them. Memes are evolving all the time, but whether you’re looking to stay on trend or just make a co-worker laugh with a classic Nyan cat, it’s quick and easy to make memes on your phone or PC. 

How to make memes on mobile

There are countless ways to make memes on mobile, but this is the process using one of our favorite generator apps, Meme Generator.

1. Download Meme Generator

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Download the Meme Generator app — it is available on both the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store.

2. Select a meme

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Either select a popular meme from the front page or tap the magnifying glass and search for a specific meme. There are hundreds to choose from but we have used our own images for copyright reasons. 

3. Tap to add text and images

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Tap the corresponding buttons to add text and images. You can drag and scale text and image boxes as well.

Tap Save or Share

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Tap Save or Share when you're finished to preserve your masterpiece and send it to someone who will find it funny.

How to make memes on PC

Again, there are countless places to make memes on PC — you could even do it from scratch using Photoshop — but is one of the best ones out there. It offers a paid higher tier, but the free service is great, too. 

1. Select Make a Meme

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Head to and select Create, then select Make a Meme. You can also make GIFs and charts. 

2. Choose a meme template

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Choose a meme template or search for a specific one by name if you have a particularly funny meme in mind. Again there are hundreds to choose from but we have used our own image.

3. Add text, images and drawings

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Add text/images to your meme and drag them to the perfect position. You can upload photos or use a variety of pre-provided stickers. 

4. Select, Generate Meme.

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Once you're happy with your creation select Generate Meme and share it with the world. 

There you go, just remember that with great memes comes great responsibility — always use your powers for good and keep it light-hearted. 

If that's got you feeling creative, check out How to use DALL•E 2 AI image generator to create AI art, how to use mid-journey or how to create a GIF in Photoshop

Andy Sansom
Trainee Writer

Andy is Tom’s Guide’s Trainee Writer, which means that he currently writes about pretty much everything we cover. He has previously worked in copywriting and content writing both freelance and for a leading business magazine. His interests include gaming, music and sports- particularly Formula One, football and badminton. Andy’s degree is in Creative Writing and he enjoys writing his own screenplays and submitting them to competitions in an attempt to justify three years of studying.