WhatsApp Adds Video Streaming and GIF Support for Android

by December 7, 2016 0 comments

WhatsApp has added video-streaming and GIF support for its Android app.

Through video-streaming feature users can stream the video directly without waiting for it to download fully. WhatsApp has replaced the download button with play button. WhatsApp’s video-streaming feature is only for Android 4.1 users and above, and users will need the latest version of the app in order to use this. Video-streaming is available on Android only for now.

The GIF support feature will allow WhatsApp users to convert 6-seconds video to GIF images and then they can share it with contacts.

WhatsApp will also be ending support to smartphones running on older version of Android, iOS, and Windows 7 by the end of 2016.

WhatsApp support will stop by the end of 2016 for those smartphones running on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7, the iPhone 3GS and or any other iPhone still on iOS 6. However, the messaging app has extended support for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40 and Nokia Symbian S60 until June 30, 2017.

WhatsApp is very popular in India and according to a report, 90 percent of smartphone users in India have WhatsApp installed over their phones.

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