Another massive update from our favorite WhatsApp. Last few months ago they launched video call features in Android, iOS and also in Windows. And we are happy with that. Then they added GIF file sharing. We can attach our GIF files from device or have to convert videos of six seconds in GIF format. Well, it was good but not so impressive. As we get inbuilt GIF board in other messenger apps. It helps us lot to express our emotions.

Finally we got this feature in our WhatsApp. The feature is now available for beta version in Android.

  • On clicking the emoji icon of the text entry box; we normally could see the emoji tabs. A new bottom bar added there.One for the emoji and the other for GIFs. We can switch between emoji and GIF. In case of GIF board we can look for specific GIFs just by pressing the “search” icon [ 🔍 ].

Now we no more need a different GIPHY client or Gboard or to have the GIF files saved on our device. We can scroll down the popular GIFs or search for a preferred keyword. Though there are found some lags or bugs in this early beta version, it is no doubt an awesome addition.

whatsapp gif search

whatsapp gif search

Increase in Media sharing limit

  • Meanwhile WhatsApp also increased the limit on media sharing. Previously we couldn’t share more than 10 photos simultaneously. But in this update we can send upto 30 photos at once.

You can grab the latest beta apk by signing in to Beta Developers Program in WhatsApp‘s page in Play Store or from APKMirror.