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WhatsApp Android Beta receives GIF Search and Media Sharing raised to 30

WhatsApp GIF Search

Instant Messaging application WhatsApp has added new GIF search support for the Android Beta Version. In the month of August, this Facebook-owned messaging service has added the GIF option to send them as Video. Later WhatsApp has allowed the users to send the GIFs which are saved on their device.

The users are now able to search for the GIF directly in the Android Beta application. Currently, this feature is iOS WhatsApp application since November 2016.

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This GIF feature in the WhatsApp is similar to the feature on Telegram. According to the latest update, the users can able to find the GIF icon next to the emoticon icon right after you tapping on the emoji button. Soon after you can search for the GIFs and you insert the desired GIF from the search results. The search results are powered by GIPHY, and some are provided by TENOR GIS search.

Apart from this feature, WhatsApp also come up with the media sharing enhancement in this update. Have you ever thought of getting an increase of selecting the media more than 10 numbers, while you’re sending them to the sender?

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If you consider an example, if you want to share the image or Videos of the recent trip with your friend on WhatsApp, the maximum number the user can send is 10 in number at a time. But now in the recent update, WhatsApp has increased this limit to 30. So once you update, the new features are effected and you can send media up to the selection of 30.

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These latest features are available for the WhatsApp Android Beta Version 2.17.6, and this should be arriving soon for the stable version as well. So What you are waiting for, download the app and check out these new features in the Beta version of WhatsApp. Download the application from the Google Play Store. If you are not registered for the WhatsApp Beta, you can register at Google Play.

WhatsApp Video Calling Feature Beta Version Download Live on Android

It’s been a long time since Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced the release of video calling feature for its users. The feature made its debut in Windows version last week and now is finally live on WhatsApp Android app. WhatsApp video call for Android users is only limited to latest beta version 2.16.318 of the app.

A buzz is that the full version of this much anticipated WhatsApp video call feature may first go live on Apple iOS. Where the voice calling feature appeared first on Android platform. To make a video call, users need to download the Whatsapp video call beta version. It shows the error ‘couldn’t place call’ if the user on the other end hasn’t downloaded the latest version of Whatsapp video call.

Whatsapp video calling

As it is just a beta version, many more features are expected in the upcoming beta versions or the final update. There is a separate button for video calling at present, and you have to click on phone icon which is assigned for voice call earlier. But as of now, it shows video call, and voice calls options.

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A User can switch the camera, mute the audio, and send a message when on a video call. However, sending a message will pause the video call. The three options – cancel, call again, and record a voice message, remained same in the video call what you get in case if the recipient declined the voice call.

Earlier in May, various sources posted about the WhatsApp video calling feature on Android. The video calling option appeared on the app and was disabled at the server end. Later, even the option was removed in the next update.

Discussing the call quality, you can compare with Google Duo experience. Your video call may get paused in the middle even if you have a secure internet connection. The audio quality in video call lagged a bit and is not as good as what you get in a voice call.  A similar feature like ‘Knock Knock’ is also available which shows the preview of the caller before answering the call.

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