With the addition of excellent features like the ability to forward a message to multiple people at once, add text, emoji and drawing on a photo or video, tag people in a group chat, WhatsApp has become more versatile than ever. Moreover, the most popular Facebook-owned messaging app now allows you to search and send GIF as well on your iPhone.

GIF brings amazing fun into the messaging experience. Just like most of you, I am also pretty happy to use it while messaging. Besides, the latest version of WhatsApp lets you convert even normal/Live Photo and Video into GIF. Let’s find out more!

How to Search and Send GIFs in WhatsApp on iPhone

How to Search and Send GIFs in WhatsApp on iPhone

Note: Make sure to download the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone

Step #2. Now, open any conversation. Tap on the “+” button.

open any conversation. Tap on the plus button

Step #3. Next, you need to select “Photo & Video Library” in the menu.

Select Photo & Video Library in the menu

Step #4. Tap on the GIF button at the bottom left corner.

Tap on the GIF button

Step #5. On the next screen, you will see plenty of GIFs. Choose your favorite GIF as per your mood or situation.

Choose your favorite GIF

To find any special GIF, use the search bar. If you like any GIF and tap on it. Then send it.

Tap on Send Button

How to Add Your Favorite GIF into the Starred Section in WhatsApp on iPhone

You can add any GIF which you like a lot to the starred section in order to access it easily.

Step #1. Open WhatsApp → conversation.

Step #2. Now, you need to touch and hold on any GIF which you like. Choose the star button.

Touch and hold on any GIF which you like. Choose the star button

Step #3. If your iPhone supports 3D Touch, simply peek the GIF and Swipe to reveal the menu. Then, tap on Star.

How to Access Starred GIFs in WhatsApp on iPhone

In order to access the starred GIFS, open any conversation, tap on the plus button → “Photo & Video Library → GIF button → tap on Starred tab. All of your starred GIFs will be stored here.

How to Send Live Photo as GIF in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #1. Open WhatsApp → conversation → Plus button.

Step #2. Tap on “Photo & Video Library”. Choose your favorite Live Photo.

You can now simply 3D Touch on it and swipe up then choose “Select as GIF”.

To send the Live Photo as a normal photo, choose Select as Photo in the menu.

How to Send Short Video as GIF in WhatsApp on iPhone

Note: Make sure your video is of six seconds or shorter.

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp → Conversation → Plus button> “Photo & Video Library” from the menu.

Step #2. Now, choose the video which you wish to send as GIF.

Step #3. Next, you have to tap on the GIF toggle to convert into an animated GIF file. Then, send it as usual.

That’s all!

You can now use the WhatsApp Video calling feature on your Android phone and even lock it on the Android device.

Use these tips to make the most this excellent messaging app. Remain connected with us for more such handy tips and tricks.