comscore WhatsApp for iOS now lets you share Live Photos and videos as GIFs; here’s how to use it
News

WhatsApp for iOS now lets you share Live Photos and videos as GIFs; here’s how to use it

After introducing the feature on Android, you can now send Live Photos or videos as GIF on iOS too.

whatsapp-image-1

GIFs are fun and they have arrived on your favorite messaging app. After introducing it on Android, WhatsApp has now brought the feature allowing users to send animated GIFs to iOS. The feature allows users to choose short videos or Live Photos and send them as GIFs. While the ability to send or receive GIFs has already existed for Android as well as iOS, the new feature allows one to use existing videos and turn them into GIFs. Also Read - WhatsApp Privacy Policy: If you don’t accept new policy by May 15 these features will stop working

Also Read - Eid-Ul-Fitr 2021: How to send Eid Mubarak wishes Stickers on WhatsApp

To be able to use the feature, you need to update WhatsApp for iOS to version 2.16.14. Users can now send shorter videos as GIFs, but the videos need to be six seconds or less in duration. You can also add a doodle, emoji, text, or caption to the GIFs. To be able to send a GIF, click on the + (Attach) icon in a chat window and choose video. From your list of videos choose the ones that are less than six seconds in duration. Tap on the GIF toggle after selecting a video. You can also use the scrubber to decide which moment exactly you want to be looped in as a GIF. Also Read - How to accept WhatsApp Privacy Policy, what happens if you don't

You can also doodle over the GIF, add text, emoji, or give a caption. The recipients will get the media with a GIF play icon. Those using an iPhone 6s and above can pick Live Photos and send them as animated GIFs. All you need to do is 3D Touch any live photo from the video library and then choose select as GIF .

In late September, WhatsApp first announced the GIF support for its mobile apps. However, the feature was limited to Android till now. The Facebook-owned messaging service also rolled out a new Mentions feature that makes it easy in group chats to send specific responses to other members. To use the feature, users need to put a @ symbol and the app prompts the names of group members to whom one wants to mention in the chat. ALSO READ: WhatsApp Status tab, an Instagram Stories like feature, is under testing; here s how to get it right now

Recently, the company tested a video calling feature for its Android app. The beta version of WhatsApp for Android (v2.16.318) shows the video calling feature. Once you update to the beta version, you can start placing video calls. There is no separate button for the video calls and the older voice call button shows two options to either make a voice call or video call. The beta version is compatible with Android version 2.1 onwards.

Among other recent features, WhatsApp also introduced a Snapchat-like doodle feature for sharing images. This feature allows users to add text or doodle on images before sending them to others. In group conversations, the app introduced the ability for admins to invite people by sharing a group invite public link to the chat along with larger emojis. The popular messaging app with over a billion monthly active users is further expected to get certain new features including a callback feature, voice mail, and the option to share ZIP files. ALSO READ: WhatsApp video calling feature comes to Android beta; here s how it works

Facebook is regularly introducing new features to its WhatsApp messenger which seem to imitate its other properties. For example, the ability to voice call, send GIFs or mention people in conversation are all elements which are borrowed or inspired from the larger social networking platform. With a growing focus on video and internet-based calling, WhatsApp is infallible despite newbies like Google s Duo and Allo which aim to offer a different calling experience but are yet to gain popularity.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: November 7, 2016 1:29 PM IST
  • Updated Date: November 7, 2016 1:29 PM IST



new arrivals in india

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

13,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

16,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

22,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

46,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

10,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999

Best Sellers