Last January, Google’s third-party app Gboard added a feature to create reaction GIFs on iOS. Now, this feature is available on some Android devices, letting users create custom GIFs with their cameras on Gboard. As spotted by Android Police, this new GIF making feature is on the Google Pixel phone but apparently not the Samsung Galaxy S9 yet.
Through the feature, Gboard lets you record whacky selfie or group shots using your phone’s camera. To use this feature, what you’ll need is the latest Gboard beta. Then you have to go into the GIF interface in the keyboard and tap on the “My GIFs” tab. Gboard needs your permission to access your camera to record your GIF. This could be up to three seconds long. You can also add some filters to your GIFs and save them to “My GIFs” tab for later use.
Apart from that, the update includes new stickers, such as an Allo – like gallery, as well as blob emoji. Since this feature is still in beta, you will not find them on every Android device. However, when it rolls out in the main release, we can hope the feature will work on many Android devices.