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Send GIFs on WhatsApp | How to Send GIFs


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Send GIFs on WhatsApp

Send GIFs on WhatsApp

When a group chat is very quit, GIFs come to the rescue. Ranging from funny, to sweet, to downright cringy, they can be anything you want. Here’s how to send GIFs directly on WhatsApp, no third-party app needed.

The WhatsApp app on iPhone and Android comes with a built-in tool for searching, sending, and staring GIFs (backed by the superb GIPHY service). Everything happens from the keyboard view in the chat.

  • To get started, open the “WhatsApp” app on your phone and navigate to a chat. Here, tap on the Stickers icon at the end of the text box.
Tap on the Stickers icon in WhatsApp

This will replace the keyboard with the stickers section. From here, tap on the “GIF” button found at the bottom to switch to the GIFs section.

Tap on the GIF icon

You’ll see the trending GIFs. Swipe up to scroll through all trending GIFs, or swipe left or right to switch between different sections. On the right, you’ll find GIF collections based on topics (like Love, Sad, Haha, and more).

Switch to different GIF collections

Let’s search for a GIF. Tap on the Search icon (represented by a magnifying glass) in the bottom-left corner.

Tap on Search button

This will open a full-screen search box. Search for a GIF here. It can be something specific, like a show or a movie, or it can be something general, like a mood or an emotion.

When you find the GIF that you want to send, tap on its thumbnail.

Search for a GIF and tap to send it

This will open WhatsApp’s media editor. You can trim the GIF, add a sticker, or even doodle over the animated image. When you’re done editing, tap on the Send button to share the GIF in the chat.

Tap on Send to send the GIF

The GIF feature in WhatsApp also lets you favorite GIFs.

To favorite a GIF, all you have to do is star the image. When you’re in the chat, tap and hold on the GIF and then select the “Star” option.

Tap on Star button to Start the GIF

Starred GIFs will show up in the Starred section in the GIF picker window.

Starred GIFs

To view recently used GIFs, tap on the “Recent” button found in top-left corner of the GIFs section.

Recent GIFs

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