WhatsApp, a well-known instant messaging service owned by Meta, is experimenting with a new function that plays GIFs automatically. Currently, the functionality is only accessible to a limited number of beta testers.
We said that WhatsApp will be making some modifications to the way GIFs are played. We learned that this capability is also accessible to certain beta testers on iOS with the most recent WhatsApp beta for OS 126.96.36.199 update issued on the TestFlight app, according to WABetaInfo.
Prior to downloading the most recent WhatsApp beta for Android or iOS, users had to press on the GIF to begin its animation. Now, however, the GIFs play automatically as you browse through the discussion.
The automatic playing of a GIF was shown in a video, and it was discovered that it only does so the first time it appeared in the discussion. To repeat the GIF after that, you must touch on it. This is done to avoid interruptions brought on by automated playback.
Although this may seem like a little update, WhatsApp is always trying to make the app's user experience better. One of the several new features that WhatsApp has added to improve messaging and communication is the automated GIF playing tool.
Some beta testers who install the most recent WhatsApp beta for iOS via the TestFlight app may access the functionality. In the next days, additional people are anticipated to get it. Those who routinely use GIFs into their talks may find this option to be very useful. Without the need for continual tapping to play the GIF, it saves time and improves discussion flow.
Users may anticipate further upgrades and features to improve their messaging experience in the future as the Meta-owned platform continues to work on ways to better its app.