WhatsApp is now the most popular messaging service in the world thanks to its user base of over one billion. Facebook-owned messaging service allows users to make voice calls, send text messages or voice notes to others. Last year, WhatsApp finally joined the GIFs marker, meaning that users could send and receive GIFs using the app on their iPhone. Besides, the new update also lets you search for your favorite GIFs, customize GIFs and send them right from the app.
If you are new to WhatsApp, chances that some of its new features may be a little confusing. With that in mind, we believe that we can help you out. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to send GIFs in WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Steps to send GIFs in WhatsApp on your iPhone
Steps to find GIFs and share GIFs in WhatsApp on your iPhone
Step one: First off, you need to launch the WhatsApp app on your iPhone. After that, head to the conversation you wish to send GIFs to
Step two: Once you are on, you need to tap on the “+” icon next to the input field and select Photo and Video Library to proceed
Step three: Next up, you are supposed to tap the new GIF button next to the magnifying glass. Once you are done, you need to tap on the Search bar to search for your favorite GIFs. Tap on a GIF you wish to send to
Step four: Head to the GIF editing screen where you can customize your GIF before moving ahead. You can edit the length of the GIF or crop it
Step five: Once you are done, all you need to do is to tap the Send button in the bottom-right corner of the screen to send the GIF to your friends
Steps to send short videos as GIFs on your iPhone
The new update of the app allows you to easily send short videos and Live Photos as GIFs on your iPhone 6s or later. Here is how you can do this:
Step one: First off, you need to head to All Photos on your iPhone, search for a short video and tap on it
Step two: Once you are done, you will be taken to the editing screen. After that, select GIF from the switch in the top-right section
Step three: You can customize the GIF to your liking. Once you are done, send it to your friends
Steps to send Live Photos as GIFs on your iPhone
Step one: Go to All Photos on your iPhone and find the Live Photo
Step two: Once you are done, all you need to do is to 3D Touch that photo and hit “Select as GIF” from the pop-up menu
Step three: You can edit your GIF to your liking. Once done, send it to your friends.
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