WhatsApp, one of world’s most popular cross-platform messaging tool is about to new features in 2023. The app is quite known for releasing features users love every now and then. This time, it is poised on rolling out a new feature via the beta channel.

The new feature will automatically share WhatsApp status “as a story on your Facebook account,” says a new report published on SamMobile. A latest report also claims that a subtle feature is in the works that will automatically play your WhatsApp GIFs on Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This feature may also reach out to other Android devices.

According to WABetainfo, this new feature can be found in WhatsApp beta build v2.23.10.2.

Auto GIF playback is live for beta testers

WhatsApp is not new to GIFs, as the feature remained a long time on the platform and is being used by billions  Users often make use of GIFs and other media content, sharing how they feel with other users.

However, the automatic GIF playback feature is available now to a few WhatsApp beta testers, as the report clarifies.

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Auto GIF won’t play in a loop

Until now, a WhatsApp user has to tap a GIF in order to have a playback. Some users didn’t even know that the media sent to them are GIFs as they may look like simple images. Tapping on GIFs for playback isn’t great enough, so the idea for auto-play appears as just what is needed by WhatsApp users.

GIFs work better as instant emotions that doesn’t need any interactions before they playback. It appears WhatsApp has realized this fact and moved to change things to the delight of users worldwide.

However, the auto play will work only once, as the users have to tap the GIF for it play again subsequently. This means the feature will not play in a loop.

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