How to Send GIFs in WhatsApp on an iPhone

This wikiHow teaches you how to send an animated GIF photo to a contact in WhatsApp.

Edit10 Second Summary

1. Open WhatsApp.
2. Open a conversation.

3. Tap +.
4. Tap Photo & Video Library.
5. Tap GIF.
6. Select a GIF.
7. Tap the white arrow.

EditSteps

  1. Open the WhatsApp app. It resembles a phone inside of a speech bubble on a green background.
    Send GIFs in WhatsApp on an iPhone Step 1.jpg
    • If you aren’t logged into WhatsApp, enter your phone number and tap Continue.
  2. Tap . It’s at the bottom of the screen, to the left of the Settings option.
    Send GIFs in WhatsApp on an iPhone Step 2.jpg
    • If you’re already in the Chats menu, skip this step.
    • If you’re in a conversation, tap the Back button in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap a conversation.
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  4. Tap . It’s in the bottom left corner of the screen.
    Send GIFs in WhatsApp on an iPhone Step 4.jpg
  5. Tap .
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  6. Tap . This option is in the bottom left corner of the screen. You can select a GIF from this page by tapping it, or you can search for a specific one by using the Search GIPHY bar at the top of the screen.
    Send GIFs in WhatsApp on an iPhone Step 6.jpg
    • You can also tap Starred at the top of this page to view any GIFs you’ve favorited.
  7. Tap a GIF. Doing so will open it in edit mode, where you can do the following things:
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    • Add text or stickers by tapping the buttons in the top right corner of the screen.
    • Add a caption by typing one into the bar at the bottom of the screen.
    • Add another GIF or a photo by tapping the + icon to the left of the caption bar.
  8. Tap the white arrow. It’s in the bottom right corner of the screen. Doing so will send your GIF to your selected contact.
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