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GIFs are all the rage right now. Everybody is using them while chatting on social media. GIFs reached their high point when the internet first started being used. As time went on, people moved on from using them, but not they seem to be making a comeback. People are using them mostly to express a reaction by using famous movie scenes, or just to be funny.



WhatsApp for iOS has just received an update to allow its users send GIFs. They had to implement GIFs to their chat since their social media competition such as Facebook Mesenger or iMessage already had GIFs in their features.

Live Photo

If you own a smartphone with the 3D Touch feature, WhatsApp will allow iOS’s Live Photos to send GIFs. To send one of these GIFs, you firstly have to take a picture using the Live photo mode and just send it as a GIF. The users of iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 are the ones that have the 3D option available.

Sending GIFs from the internet

To copy a GIF, just hold down on it with your finger and then select the “Copy” option and “Paste” it into WhatsApp text field.

Sending Videos

Videos up to six seconds can be sent as GIFs using WhatsApp on iOS. After you select what video you want to send from your own gallery, in the top right corner of the screen you will be able to choose if you want to send the video as GIF or a simple video. The option to adjust the length of the video will be given to you.

GIF Keyboard

There are different GIF keyboard apps on the market right now. Apps such as Giphy, iGIF or Gboard. These apps can be downloaded from the App Store, and then just follow the instruction the app will give to you.

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