How to Send Video GIFs in Google Messages

In this guide, we will show you the steps to send video GIFs in Google Messages. The Silicon Valley giant has rolled out a slew of intriguing features to its messaging app. And the cycle hasn’t stopped yet it continues to release noteworthy goodies at regular intervals.

The latest one to make its way is to ability to send short video clips as GIFs. You have the option to record up to 4 seconds of a video and send it to the desired receipient as a GIF in just a few clicks. So without further ado, let’s make you aware of the steps to enable this feature in the app right away.

How to Send Video GIFs in Google Messages

As of now, the feature is still in the testing phase, so you’ll have to join the beta testing group. For that, either head over to its Play Store page and become a beta tester or download and install its beta APK from a third-party site. Once that is done, let’s now get started with the instructions:

  1. Launch Google Messages Beta, tap on search, type *xyzzy*, and hit Enter.
  2. Then tap on your profile picture at the top right and select Debug.
    Send Video GIFs in Google Messages
  3. Now go to Debug > Values > Auto-ramp Overrides/GService keys.
  4. Then enable the toggle next to the @bugle.enable_selfie_gifs flag.Send Video GIFs in Google Messages
  5. This will enable the feature to send video GIFs in Google Messages.
  6. So select a recipient from the list and long-press the camera icon.Send Video GIFs in Google Messages
  7. It will open the camera along with front/rear video recording options.
  8. Do the recording and hit Done. Finally, hit Send and it will be sent as a GIF.

That’s it. These were the steps to send video GIFs in Google Messages. Do keep in mind that not only is this feature currently in the testing phase but it is still slowly rolling out even for the beta testers. So even if you have signed up for the tester, there’s no guarantee that you’ll receive this feature straight away. As far as stable rollout is concerned, well, it’s quite a long way to go. But as soon as that happens, we will update this post accordingly. So stay tuned.


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