Selfie GIFs added on Google Messages, but not stably

Selfie GIFs feature also allows users to switch between front and rear camera
A representational image. — Pixabay

A representational image. — Pixabay

Shortly after introducing camera, Google is now purportedly aiming to add “Selfie GIFs” to its native Google Messages soon.

Once released, the Selfie GIFs feature would allow users to switch between the front and rear camera while providing a countdown displaying the three-second duration by having the user tap record button with a circular indicator.

Numerous inline prompts have been spotted on the app to launch this feature, but it's not functional on the stable version of the app as the feature is not developed in a full-fledged manner and currently, exclusively too, found on the beta version of the app.  

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“You can also record a selfie GIF by tapping a prompt in the conversation,” says Google. The following remark by the company appears to be one of the Suggested action prompts that include Attach recent photos, Share location, and Start video call.

On top of that, other notable features also include a countdown to display the automatic start and ending of recording. Since no tools or buttons have reportedly been integrated for the purpose of editing, users will also be offered the facility to tap a red button to start or restart the recording manually.

Where are Google Messages GIFs saved on your phone?

Selfie GIFs on Google Messages are three seconds longer that are saved, by default, in your phone's camera roll folder so you can share them without encountering any hassle. This cool feature has the potential to greatly expand Google Messages' user base.