WhatsApp launched the latest version of its messaging application on iOS, which now allows users to send and receive GIFs.
As reported by The Next Web, the app now allows users to search Giphy‘s GIF library to find GIFs to send, and users can edit GIFs with text, stickers and drawings before sending them. In addition, The Next Web reported that users can trim video clips to the desired lengths.
Elsewhere, users can now turn videos that are six seconds in length or shorter into GIFs, which can be sent to others within the app. Specifically, a user can select a video from their camera roll within the app’s Attach menu and tap the GIF toggle to send it as a GIF.
Finally, users can now send Live Photos as GIFs. To do so, users can tap the Attach button, then tap Photo & Video Library to browse the content on their camera rolls. From there, users can 3D Touch any Live Photo and tap “Select as GIF” to send the Live Photo as an animated GIF.
These GIF features are now rolling out to users on iOS.
WhatsApp is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.
Screenshot courtesy of Abhimanyu Ghoshal, The Next Web.