Whatsapp now supports GIF image autoplay
This integration is available from its latest version 188.8.131.52. This means will you can now autoplay GIF links and embed them directly into your conversations.
WhatsApp will also allow you to save GIFs as a simple image into your device default storage.
Earlier WhatsApp Updates:
• Pick from a set of solid colors for your chat wallpaper
• Quickly archive, delete, or mute multiple chats at once. Just tap and hold a chat in the chats tab and tap on other chats to select them.
• Format text in your messages by surrounding your text with special characters: *bold*, _italics_, or ~strikethrough~