To send animated emoji on WhatsApp, users can turn to the Giphy app, available for iPhone (iOS) and Android phones. The app offers a database of smiley faces in GIF format and allows you to share chats with friends or groups on WhatsApp.
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On iOS, sending animated emojis to WhatsApp can be done using Giphy's virtual keyboard as long as it is enabled in system settings. Sharing on Android is done within the in-app options of moving stickers.
In the following tutorial, check out how to download Giphy and send animated emojis on WhatsApp.
How to send animated emoji on WhatsApp with Giphy
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How to send animated emojis on iPhone
Step 1. Go to Giphy download page on TechTudo, select iOS option and click "Download";
By accessing the extensive Giphy download page from the iPhone App Store Photo: Playback / TechTudo
Step 2. You will be directed to the App Store. Click the "Get" button to start downloading the app. A cloud icon appears if you have previously downloaded the app;
By downloading the Giphy app from the iPhone App Store Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Enter the iOS settings and access the "General" option;
When to access iOS settings to install the keyboard Giphy Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Enter "Keyboards" and on the next options page, tap "Keyboards" again;
When to view keyboard options in iOS settings Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 5. In "Add New Keyboard", tap the keyboard name "Giphy" to proceed;
When to view options to install Giphy virtual keyboard on iOS Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 6. Tap "Giphy" on your iPhone keyboard list again and tap the button next to "Allow Full Access";
By allowing full access to the Giphy keyboard on iOS Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 7. Confirm by tapping "Allow".
By allowing the Giphy virtual keyboard to have full access on iOS Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 8. Open a chat on WhatsApp and hold down the globe button on the iOS virtual keyboard. Then choose the option "Giphy";
By activating the Giphy virtual keyboard on iPhone Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 9. Touch tab with emoji cone on top of the virtual keyboard. Then tap one of the animated emoji to copy it to the iPhone clipboard. You will see on the screen a confirmation that the picture has been copied;
When to open the sharing screen for an animated emoji on the Giphy iPhone app virtual keyboard Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 10. Tap on the message bar and choose the "Paste" option. The emoji will load on the WhatsApp sharing screen and may receive edits and a caption. To share the picture with your friend, tap the arrow icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
By sharing an animated emoji on WhatsApp using the Giphy iPhone app Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
How to send animated emoji on Android
Step 1. Go to the Giphy download page on TechTudo, select the Android option and click "Download";
By opening the Giphy download page from the Play Store on an Android smartphone. Photo: Playback / TechTudo
Step 2. You will be directed to the Google Play Store. Click the "Install" button to add the app to your device;
By downloading the Giphy app from an Android smartphone app store Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Open the Giphy app and tap on the planet cone in the bottom corner of the screen. Then go to the option "Send An Emoji";
By viewing animated emojis in the Giphy Android app Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Tap one of the animated emojis to view the sharing options offered by the app. Tap the WhatsApp icon to proceed;
When to start sharing an animated emoji with WhatsApp using the Giphy Android app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 5. Select a WhatsApp contact or group and tap the arrow icon. That done, tap the arrow icon again to send the emoji in chat.
Ao para compartilhar no WhatsApp um emoji animado usando o aplicativo Giphy para Android Foto: Reproduo/Marvin Costa
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