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How to send GIFs on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has been having a tough time recently after updating its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that WhatsApp is one of the most feature-rich messaging apps and many would still stick around and continue to use it. Features like WhatsApp Payment, Status Stories, Disappearing Messages, and the ability to send any file make WhatsApp stand out from its contemporaries.

Also read: WhatsApp privacy policy update: this is the data shared with Facebook

Moreover, the app makes it fun to converse with friends through stickers, animated stickers, emojis, and GIFs. Yes, you can send a relevant GIF to spice up your chats on WhatsApp. If you are wondering how to send GIFs on WhatsApp using an iPhone or Android smartphone, you’re in the right place. Here’s a guide on how to send GIFs on Whatsapp on any smartphone.

How to send GIFs on WhatsApp: step-by-step guide

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WhatsApp lets users send GIF images conveniently

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, which is a bitmap image format showing an animated image. The internet is full of GIFs from popular tv shows, movies, memes, and others, to suit every mood. WhatsApp has an integrated library of GIFs from where users can choose and send GIFs to convey a message without saying a word. Here’s how you can send GIFs on WhatsApp.

How to send GIFs on WhatsApp on Android

  1. Open WhatsApp on your smartphone
  2. Start a new chat or click on an existing one
  3. Click on the smiley face icon next to the message box
  4. Tap on GIF at the bottom of the screen
  5. Scroll through the collection of GIF that shows up or search for the one you are looking for
  6. Select the GIF you want to send
  7. You’ll be taken to the preview screen, where you can edit the GIF and type a caption
  8. Click on the arrow button to send

How to send GIFs on WhatsApp on iPhone

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone
  2. Start a new chat or click on an existing one
  3. Click on the ‘+’ button next to the message box
  4. Select ‘Photo and Video Library’
  5. Tap on GIF at the bottom left corner of the screen
  6. Scroll through the collection of GIF that shows up or search for the one you are looking for
  7. Select the GIF you want to send
  8. You’ll be taken to the preview screen, where you can edit the GIF and type a caption
  9. Click on the arrow button to send
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