How to Search and Send GIF in WhatsApp on Android Phone

After a long wait, WhatsApp for Android has finally got the feature to let users search and send GIF.




How about sending awesome GIFs to your friend right now? I bet they would spice up your messaging experience. Luckily, there is a plethora of option to let you pick your favorite GIF as per your mood. Let’s dive ahead!

How to Search and Send GIF in WhatsApp on Android Phone

How to Search and Send GIF in WhatsApp on Android

Note: The above-mentioned feature is available in the beta version 2.17.6. You can join the WhatsApp beta testing program on Google Play to test this all new feature.

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your Android device.

Launch WhatsApp on your Android device

Step #2. Next, open any chat.

Open any chat

Step #3. Now, tap on the emoji button at the bottom in order to switch to GIF.

Tap on the emoji button at the bottom

Step #4. Next, you need to tap on GIF button.

Tap on GIF button




Step #5. Now, simply scroll through the available GIFs to find the one that you like. Depending on your mood or context, select the one that interests you.

Simply scroll through the available GIFs to find the one that you like

If you want to search GIF, simply tap on the search button at the bottom left corner and enter the type of GIF you wish to send. As for instance, I want to have hilarious GIFs.

Yap on the search button and enter the type of GIF you wish to send

Step #6. Once you have found your favorite GIF, send it as usual.

Once you have found your favorite GIF, send it

That’s it!

Now, make the best use of all the amazing GIFs to bring a lot of fun to your messaging experience.




WhatsApp now allows you to send as many as 30 files at one go instead of 10. If you are fond of sending a lot of photos to your friends, you would really appreciate this move to raise the media sharing limit.