Latest WhatsApp Update Brings Animated GIF Image Sharing

WhatsApp has finally launched one of the most anticipated features in its latest update. The messaging platform has unveiled full-fledged gif support with WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.16.293.

To send the GIFs to your contacts, you need to just select the attach file button, head to gallery, and find your content from gif section. Once selected, user can share the image with individual contacts or groups.

Not only this, users can crop that emoji in a preferred size and shape they want before sending.


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All the GIF images received on your device will automatically be stored in WhatsApp Animated Gifs folder inside its directory.

The feature is in beta testing process. To use the feature, you need to register for the Google Play beta testing program for WhatsApp. Once registered, you’ll be able to download the latest build from the store. You can even download the signed apk file from APK Mirror.

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Notably, WhatsApp compresses these gifs images into mp4 files before final sending, to make them more data friendly.

The latest update will also bring Snapchat-like features in its inbuilt camera. User can draw images on the photos and videos taken from the camera. In addition, they can even add emojis and stickers, and write text on top of them, just like they do on Snapchat.

This feature is currently limited to Android users as of now, and iPhone users can expects the feature on their device soon.

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