How to Send a GIF on WhatsApp (Android and iPhone)

Let’s find out how to send a GIF in the WhatsApp group and contact chat.

You’ll also see the steps to delete GIFs. I use a PC, Android phone, and iPhone.

Send a GIF on WhatsApp (Android)

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Hit the group or contact conversation in the Chats tab.

Tap the Emoji icon in the compose box at the bottom.

Hit the GIF at the bottom. You can find this between Emoji and Sticker.

If you prefer, tap the “Search” icon in the left corner and search. Choose the GIF you want to share.

Add the caption (optional) and hit the Send button.

That’s it.

Send GIF on WhatsApp (iPhone)

Launch WhatsApp and open the chat in the Chats tab.

Hit the Sticker icon in the compose box and tap GIF at the bottom.

Navigate to the section (Recent, Favorites, Trending, Haha, Sad, Love, and Reaction) as per your preference.

Or tap the “Search” icon in the left corner and search.

Choose the GIF you want. Input the caption (optional) and hit the Send icon.

That’s all.

See: How to See Starred Messages in WhatsApp

Here’s an alternative way to do this task:

In the WhatsApp conversation, besides the compose box, you can see the + icon. Tap it and select Photo & Video Library.

In the bottom left corner, you can see “GIF.” Hit it and search for the GIF on Giphy.

Tap the one you like, add the caption, and hit the Send icon.

That’s it.

See: How to Mark as Unread on WhatsApp

Share GIF on WhatsApp Web

Open the WhatsApp Web and the conversation you want.

Beside the compose box at the bottom, hit the Emoji icon and select GIF.

You can navigate to the category you want or use the search box. Click on the GIF you want.

Type the caption if you prefer and hit the Send button.

That’s it.

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Remove GIF in WhatsApp

You can remove GIFs from the chat and Recent and Favorites section.

Let’s see how to do the former.

If you’re on an iPhone, follow these steps: Long press it in the conversation and select the Delete option. Select the other GIFs if you want and hit the trash can icon at the bottom left.

Choose the Delete for Me or Delete for Everyone option, and that’s all.

If you’re on Android, follow these instructions: In the conversation, long-press it, select other GIFs if you prefer, and tap the trash can icon at the top.

If you prefer to remove the GIFs from the gallery, select the option in the popup. Otherwise, unselect it.

Tap the Delete for me or Delete for everyone option, and that’s it.

The deletion of GIFs from the Recent and Favorites section is as follows. Note that the below steps only apply to an iPhone.

At the conversation’s bottom, you can see the Sticker icon. Tap it and GIF at the bottom.

Navigate to the Recent section (the first one from the left) and long-press the one you like to remove.

Hit Remove from Recent in the popup.

For removing GIFs from the Favorites section (the second one from the left), navigate to it and long-press the one you want.

Tap Remove from Favorites option in the popup.

That’s it.

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