WhatsApp rolls out its beta for Android v2.16.293 with GIF support

WhatsApp beta for Android

WhatsApp, being the most popular chat messaging app, always tries to serve best to its customers in a clean manner. This time the company has released its beta for Android version 2.16.293 which comes with latest GIF image support that will be soon arriving for the end user in the upcoming update.

Earlier in August, the platform allowed users to convert a 6-second video into GIFs to share them. Also, rumours were surfaced on the Internet that time suggesting the GIF support for the app, which has now gone official with the beta release.

The WhatsApp beta for Android allows testers to send and receive GIF images to contacts and groups and for the same, the users just have to attach file button, head to gallery, and find your content sorted out into images, videos and GIFs by selecting a particular tab.

WhatsApp also allows you to crop these GIFs to set them at a preferred size before hitting the send button. And the GIFs received by the app will be stored under a directory named, ‘WhatsApp Animated Gifs’ which will be created inside WhatsApp’s folder.

This beta app is available to download at Play Store for the registered beta testers. If you aren’t already signed up, you have to  register for the Google Play beta testing program for WhatsApp, and then download the latest build from the store. Also, if you don’t want to register for the program and still want to use the app, the signed apk is available to  download at APK Mirror. However, all the betas will be provided straight to the users in first method only.

Apart from this, WhatsApp announced new customised feature, which enables the users to personalised their pictures and videos quickly. With WhatsApp’s new camera update, a user can edit the photos and videos and can compose or draw on then before sending. In addition to this, this new feature will also allow the users to add new emoji to express your thoughts. This new facility is available for both newly captured pictures and the existing photos.

See Also: WhatsApp facilitates camera by add text, emojis and draw on photos and video

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Rishabh, with six years of experience in the newspaper industry, has co-founded The TeCake in 2013. Apart from writing and editing articles on Technology at The TeCake, he also contributes to other esteemed newspapers.

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