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WhatsApp is currently one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there, as, currently there are over 1 billion active users who are chatting with their friends every day. Today we will talk about WhatsApp 2.16.138, which is a new BETA version of this application that has been released for Windows Phone devices.

First of all, you should know that the WhatsApp 2.16.138 clearly shows that the developers are about to finally bring support for animated GIFs. Unfortunately, the feature is not fully implemented yet because it doesn’t allow you to send animated GIFs, but instead you will notice that it detects the GIFs in your library and it allows you to attach them to a message.

It’s great to know that animated GIFs support is finally coming to the WhatsApp application for Windows Phone devices, because there are already a good amount of mobile messaging applications that are supporting GIFs and it was something normal for this to happen on the WhatsApp application as well.

The new WhatsApp BETA versions usually come with new features that are being prepared for the upcoming public version of the application. In other words, sometime in the near future, we will most likely see the GIF support (among other features) being added to the WhatsApp public version.

We also remind you that there have been rumors saying that the Video Calling feature will be released for this application. Unfortunately, we didn’t see it on any new WhatsApp BETA version, but if rumors will prove to be right, we will see it being added ONLY to the WhatsApp application for iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile and Android OS.

Do you think that the Video Calling feature will be released for WhatsApp application sometime in the near future? What other features you would like to be introduced in this application?