WhatsApp GIFs not working on PC

JoeGons - Updated on Dec 15, 2023 at 08:05 AM
HelpiOS Posts 14197 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen February 26, 2024 - Dec 17, 2023 at 08:56 AM

Hello,

WhatsApp gifs.

I have WhatsApp linked to my PC.

I hate the phone’s keyboard so I use the PC.

Windows 10.

I like to use Gifs and Stickers.

I have saved some gifs to my PC.

When I click on them, they open in MS Photos.

I get the animation.

However, when I send it on WhatsApp, there is no animation. Just a still of the first frame.

What am I doing wrong?


Windows / Edge 120.0.0.0

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HelpiOS Posts 14197 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen February 26, 2024 1,880
Dec 15, 2023 at 08:04 AM

Hi,

It seems that WhatsApp for PC isn't supporting GIFs.

As a workaround, send your GIF files to yourself by email and download them on your phone. Then, you can share them to your WhatsApp app.

Also, as you don't like writing on your phone keyboard, type your message in the email so that you can paste the text on your phone.


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Hi, Thanks. I can successfully send Gifs if I use the Smiley next to the message window. It’s only the ones I download from Sites that offer Gifs for download that don’t work. As I said. If I open those same Gife in Photo, they work fine.

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HelpiOS Posts 14197 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen February 26, 2024 1,880 > JoeGons
Dec 17, 2023 at 08:56 AM

For some reasons, only GIFs that have been downloaded by the user don't work. If you use the emoji, they work, indeed. I don't know whether it's by design or not. But if you follow the method above, you'll be able to send your own GIFs on WhatsApp.

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