WhatsApp Messenger has added yet another functionality on its iOS app. The service now allows its users to exchange the animated files or Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images with their friends or family members. This week, the messaging app has rolled out a new version, in which it has added this new feature.
The iPhone users can download the latest version of WhatsApp, which is 2.16.15 to use the GIF-sharing feature. Moreover, the users can also convert the small video clips of up to six seconds into the animated GIFs, and send them to their loved ones.
The users are allowed to post the Live Photos as GIFs. Live Photos are the small animations of up to 1.5 seconds, which look very cool. To use this service, tap any Live Photo from the Attach option in the WhatsApp, and touch “Select as GIF.”
Furthermore, WhatsApp Messenger lets the users edit their GIF files after they select them. The users can trim the GIF, change its directions, or add emoji or a text into it.
For rolling out the GIF-sharing feature, WhatsApp reportedly worked with the GIF search engine Giphy. Skype, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Telegram, and Google Allo already allow their users to send or receive animated files. Now, WhatsApp has also joined this competition by introducing a similar function on its iOS app. The company has not announced whether the new feature is coming to the Android or not.
Last month, the Facebook-owned messaging company rolled out an update, which made its users unhappy. The update has made the emojis in the chats appear bigger than their normal size.
The Mountain View-based messaging app has recently launched the video calling feature for its users. Presently, this service is available only on the beta version of its iOS app. If you want to know how to make a video call using WhatsApp, you can read all about it here.