New Delhi: The most popular instant messaging app 'WhatsApp' will soon allow its users to integrate animated GIFs into chats.
According to a report in News18.com, WhatsApp is planning to add this new feature after its rival messaging app 'Viber' recently introduced GIFs support on its app.
Over 30 improvements and changes to come with the beta release were listed by the coding website pastebin.
The new features will include the ability to saved GIFs images to the camera roll, directly replied to GIFs and encryption support for GIFs sharing and support for peek and pop feature that comes with 3D Touch, as reported.
It also includes the support for auto playing GIFs when shared as a link along with the option to save it even as a simple image.
The beta release (v18.104.22.168) to WhatsApp for iOS will also include numerous bug fixes and improvements .
However, no specific date has been mentioned when it comes to actually releasing this new feature to the users.