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Recently my friend send me this animated image on WhatsApp.

Link to the animated image

I was shocked to see an animated GIF in WhatsApp. When I shared to Facebook, it was shared just like a static image, and when I save it to my Mac via http://web.whatsapp.com, it was saved with extension of MP4.

When I shared a GIF from the web, it doesn't animate in WhatsApp. Also, when I shared a video, it also doesn't play like this image.

I am not able to figure it out what's unique with this.

  • We have a sophisticated membership who have a tendancy not to click rando links like this here. – wbogacz Sep 23 '16 at 17:03
  • @wbogacz what does it mean ? – Dalvik Sep 23 '16 at 17:07
  • Means one does not simply click random links (like yours to the animated image) – Albin K C Sep 23 '16 at 17:54
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Update: All WhatsApp versions now have GIF support.


The latest version of WhatsApp supports GIF images.

If you're on Android and Play Store shows that your WhatsApp is up-to-date, then download the beta version by joining the official WhatsApp beta program.

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