GIF Support Comes To WhatsApp Beta, Here's How To Send

WhatsApp has been adding various useful features lately and GIF Support was first slated in June where we were brought in attention to it and now that leak seems to be in a working mode with WhatsApp beta 2.16.242 to be exact (you need to be on this version to use GIF). Process to send and receive GIFs is actually not proper and there needs to be a direct GIF button in attachments.

This was supposed to go live real back and yes many of you guys must have seen the WhatsApp GIF folder in your WhatsApp directory, that was the work in progress and now with the thing went live in beta, here's how to send GIFs

There are two ways to send the GIF, One is by attaching existing media(video) from you gallery and other by recording on the go and send it as GIF

Now the above image has a tiny GIF button at the top right corner, this tiny little toggle is the key thing in the process and steps are here
  • Select existing media or record directly from the attachements
  • Now head over to trimming section and there you can see that top right toggle (which changes between camcorder icon and GIF icon) to send video as video or to send video as GIF.
  • Now make sure that toggle is switched to GIF 
  • Trim your video.
  • Hit send 
The sender and receiver both should be on version 2.16.242 or above to see videos as GIF

This will send your trimmed video as GIF and will play automatically non stop after downloading, without audio because that's what GIFs are meant to.

Sure that process is kind of complicated and we need to have a direct GIF button in attachment, ARE YOU HEARING WHATSAPP?

Well, if you want to get your hands on it head over to Play Store's Beta Program For WhatsApp or if you are much into sideloading you can always rely on APKMirror for that Here's The APK Link

Rajat Kapoor
Rajat Kapoor is a self confessed tech geek. Always up to date with what's going on in the tech world, he is currently pursuing MCA and prefers Android over iOS. You will see his articles here and we do hope that you find them useful and informational.
GIF Support Comes To WhatsApp Beta, Here's How To Send GIF Support Comes To WhatsApp Beta, Here's How To Send Reviewed by Rajat Kapoor on 8/27/2016 02:01:00 PM
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