Facebook’s popular messaging app WhatsApp for iPhone was updated over the weekend with long-overdue support for animated GIFs.

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WhatsApp users can now send and receive animated GIFs, while videos that are shorter than six seconds and Live Photos can also be sent as GIFs.

To send a Live Photo as a GIF, simply 3D Touch the photo after tapping on Attach > Photo/Video Library and choose “Select as GIF.”

WhatsApp is available as a free download on the App Store [Direct Link] for iPhone. The app is now at version 2.16.15.

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