WhatsApp GIF Autoplay Feature

By  Rahul bhagat

May 3, 2023

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will autoplay GIFs received by users.

The feature has been spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta update for Android

The update can be downloaded by users signed up for the WhatsApp Beta program.

Whether the feature can be toggled on and off from settings is still being determined.

Previously, WhatsApp didn't autoplay GIFs to avoid distracting users from conversations.

With the new beta update, GIFs will start playing automatically when a chat window is opened.

The latest beta update also includes the introduction of the Chat Lock feature.