According to the latest WhatsApp Beta testing screenshot, once you open the chat window, it will automatically open the GIFs. WABetaInfo has spotted the feature in the latest WhatsApp for Android beta update. The latest update is spotted with the build number 18.104.22.168. If you want to experience the latest change on your WhatsApp Chat. You can download the update from the Google Play Store if you have signed up for the WhatsApp Beta program.
Previously, WhatsApp didn’t autoplay GIFs for users. So now, whether the user opens the chat from the notifications or comes across a GIF while scrolling the conversation, it will start playing automatically.
WhatsApp Chat Lock Is Also Arriving Soon
The all-new Chat Lock feature is also spotted with the version number 22.214.171.124 update (Note that this is for iOS). As you can see in the screenshot, the Chat Lock feature can be accessed from the Chat Info section of the app. You can lock any chat by scrolling down to the Chat Lock option and clicking on it.
Moreover, the media files sent in the locked chats are also not saved on the iPhone to ensure enhanced privacy in locked chats.