WhatsApp to Get GIF support soon : Reports
GIFs are quickly becoming the best way to have a conversation on the internet. Emoji are inscrutable. Voice is for suckers. Plain text is just boring. But, GIFs convey everything. WhatsApp apparently knows this, so there is an update in the works that will automatically display and play GIFs that you paste into a conversation.
The new feature was outed by @WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that keeps tracks of changes in the WhatsApp beta updates. According to the account, version 184.108.40.206 of the WhatsApp will embed GIFs from links into conversations and autoplay them as well. However, supposedly it only works with GIF links. If you try to share a GIF image directly from your device, it won't play.
Additionally, you'll be able to convert a GIF to a simple image, because there's nothing better than a GIF that doesn't animate. That is strange.
WhatsApp has not yet announced GIF support but as per rumours, the GIF support will soon roll out to its Android app as well. Along with this, the company is also working on rolling out video calling feature in order to take on the likes of Skype .
Recently, WhatsApp's competitors like Facebook Messenger and Viber also rolled out GIF support.