WhatsApp for Android beta now lets you send videos as GIFs

WhatsApp for Android Videos as GIF

WhatsApp was rumored to introduce GIF support and it is already available through a separate root-only app. Now beta version of WhatsApp for Android (v2.16.242 or later) has received option to send videos as GIF.

How does it work?

  • Open a conversation thread
  • Tap on the attachment icon
  • Tap the camera button to record a video or or select a video from gallery
  • Trim the video to 6 seconds or less
  • Tap the camcorder icon in the upper right corner. You will now see a GIF icon instead
  • Now you can send the video as GIF

GIF files are played inline. Once you have created a GIF, you can forward it to others. When your try to download the GIF file through desktop, it is saved as a MP4 file. If the user you send doesn’t have the latest beta version or in the stable channel, it shows as a normal video with audio. Hope WhatsApp will let users to send standard GIF files in chats in future.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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