How to send a "live photo" as a GIF animation in WhatsApp on iPhone

Updated: June 09, 2023
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How to send a "live photo" as a GIF animation in WhatsApp on iPhone
by Oleksandr Kamennyi
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It's simple but not entirely obvious.

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In addition to sharing your favorite gifs, WhatsApp allows you to convert videos and "live photos" from your iPhone to GIF format. You can do this in two ways.

Via WhatsApp

  1. Open a chat with the desired user and click the + button.
  2. Select the Photo/Video format to open the gallery.
  3. Find the file you want and click it until the context menu appears.
  4. Click Select as GIF.
  5. If needed, add a signature, and click on the submit icon.

You can also send videos up to six seconds long in the same way: select GIF format, not video, in the upper right corner before you send.

Via Photo

You can send a "live photo" with a gif without opening messenger. To do this:

  1. In the Photos app, open the desired file.
  2. Then, click on Live to the left and select one of the available modes.
  3. After that, click on the Share icon and select WhatsApp.
  4. Specify the desired contact, add a signature, and click the send icon.
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