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    WhatsApp GIF Support – A New Feature for Android User
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    WhatsApp has been a revolutionary app among the mobile app development companies. Since launch, it has entirely changed the scenario of instant chat services. One after the other, it has been integrating many new and significant features to make it better over the years.You might be wondering what’s next now?Recently, WhatsApp added another striking feature in its app interface. Now, WhatsApp allows iPhone users send GIFs giving a tough competition to its competitors like Facebook Messenger and iMessage.GIFs or the Graphics Interchange Format are basically short looming animated images that don’t have any audio. These are a common yet interesting way to convey a reaction. While GIF’s were popular in the early days of internet, they have gained immense popularity with the rise of social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and iMessage.And now, WhatsApp has added itself into this list, too. However, this feature for now can be used in iOS only. WhatsApp GIFs lets you send overblown reactions to your heart’s content.But, the process isn't very straightforward since iOS doesn’t natively support GIFs. Users need to first download WhatsApp version 2.16.15 from the App Store. On downloading, follow the steps given below:How to send a video as a GIF?A GIF can be as long as six seconds. To send a GIF, pick any video you want to send as GIF by pressing the Plus (+) button on the left side of the text box. Then, select Photo & Video Library and select the video you want to send.Now, in the top right of the screen, you’ll find an option that lets you choose between sending it as a video and a GIF. Select the GIF to edit its length and send to the recipient.How to send a Live Photo as a GIF?The new WhatsApp version also lets iOS user send Live Photos as GIFS. Live photos are the software’s own animated images. However, this won’t work and the process would be a little fiddly if you’re sending it from a smartphone with 3D Touch.To send Live Photos as GIFs, go to the option “Add a Photo” and select the one you want to send. However, you must 3D Touch your live photo so it pops out. Then, scroll up to search “Select as GIF”.Live Photos are supported in iPhone 6s and 7 and their Plus variants, even in the iPhone SE. However, the SE version doesn’t support 3D Touch, which means they fail to activate the option.How to Copy and Paste from the Internet?WhatsApp has become amazing now! Earlier, you were not able to save GIFs in iOS from the internet and send from WhatsApp. But, with its recent updates, you can now bypass these and send them across WhatsApp contacts by copying and pasting.To do so, find a GIF on the internet. Copy it by holding down and select “Copy”. Simply, paste the copied GIF into the WhatsApp text field and send it across.Using a GIF keyboardNow you can also download an entire keyboard with GIF support for a truly higher-level GIF use, such as Giphy, Gboard or iGIF. Simply, download it from the App Store, and follow the instructions.Once you reach there, simply select the keyboard in the chat window of WhatsApp and copy and paste to load the GIF.Android and WhatsApp webWhile the GIF feature isn’t yet in WhatsApp for Android, it is likely to come soon. WhatsApp has released a beta version that offers the GIF support. WhatsApp typically integrates features across multiple platforms quickly. Talking about WhatsApp web, it is able to read GIFs, but cannot send them at present.ConclusionThe GIF feature of WhatsApp is greatly accepted by the users. Android app development companies in USA and across should develop apps inspired by WhatsApp and develop such features to offer better functionality to the users.

    Interesting Things to know about Snapchat Spectacles
    Snapchat Spectacles

    November 2016 marked a historical month for the popular image messaging and multimedia mobile app, Snapchat as it suddenly launched its new sunglasses – Snapchat Spectacles.  The new product has already created a buzz around and people are keen to know more about it. With this new product, Snapchat has entirely changed the definition of Sunglasses. With many unique features like sunglasses-turned-video-camera that allows you to capture quick 10-second scenes has made these sunglasses the top choice of the customers today.So, here’s all you must know about this amazing pair of “Smart” Sunglassess.Camera glasses and not the Google GlassEarlier, it was speculated that these glasses might be somewhat similar to the Google sunglasses. However, these $130 pairs of glasses comes with a camera inside that takes snaps without the need to remove them from your face. Unlike other smartglasses that look like oddball things, which any a normal person wouldn't wear for long, these glasses just have a camera and no display.Smartglasses with a Connected Camera InsideThe smart glasses are capable of recording 10-second video clips. These videos can further be uploaded on Snapchat via Android or iPhone paired through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. It is also expected that the company can develop android/iOS mobile app to facilitate the same, in future. Even if the company doesn’t come up with anything of this sort, we are sure top mobile app development companies would surely launch a set of some amazing apps for the same.Buy them from a Vending Machine. While the smartglasses have already been in so much demand since launch, they are not being sold in the stores yet. Even nobody was sent any piece for review. Instead, pop-up dispensers are currently the only way from where a pair can be grabbed for trial. Wearable glasses aren’t new, companies like Pivothead made them many years ago. Later, Google Glass came up with similar concept (it could record video clips and photos). So, it can be said that while this technology has been there for years now, Snapchat Glasses are trying to take the next step with more advanced features and quality.Bright and weird-creepyThe Spectacles have bright, Elton John-esque designs. There's a circular ring of LEDs that glow when video is being shot. These are different from those Pivothead making the black sunglasses look nearly normal. This approach hides the camera in the bridge of the glasses.Selfie-challenged Smart GlassesOne unique thing about these glasses is that they are outward-facing camera-glasses.  These can be used for capturing action shots and snapping others.Records video of 10 seconds at a timeThis might act as a loophole for these spectacles. Users can only record a small video for about 10 seconds, which is muck like what Snapchat already does.Spectacles Case cum ChargerThe spectacles come with a bright, colorful packaging case. However, the case seems to be clever enough as it can be used to charge up the glasses when not in use.Capable of shooting circular video that can be viewed in portrait and landscapeThe spectacles have 115-degree wide-angle camera that captures video in a circle. Users can view these videos in the Snapchat app, both in horizontal or vertical mode. You can also continue to spin your smartphone around in any orientation as the video is reframed as needed. This prevents the user from repositioning their phones for certain videos.Designed to sync into SnapchatSnapchat Sunglasses welcome you to the world of connected wearable app-cessories. These are like a new generation of IoT. These are a one-purpose gadget, which syncs into Snapchat right away.