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Gboard working on GIF and sticker suggestions for emoji

It's incredible how feature-packed Gboard has become over the years with integrated stickers, GIFs, Google Search, clipboard management, and much more, so Google is trying to make some options more accessible. At the moment, the company is testing a function that gives people GIF and sticker suggestions when they add emoji through the keyboard.

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Telegram 5.9 introduces new sticker format for quicker loading times [APK Download]

Stickers are a lot of fun to use, but animated stickers can also use a lot of cellular data especially if you use them all the time. The developers of the popular Telegram messaging app have realized this, and version 5.9 introduces a new format for animated stickers specifically designed to use consume less data (and battery life).

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You can now share GIFs from Google Images directly through Android's share menu

GIFs are always fun to mess around with, though forwarding one can sometimes prove more difficult than sending an equivalent image. To address this, Google has just implemented a new "Share GIFs" section in Google Images that makes sharing our favorite clips a bit easier.

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Gboard v8.2 prepares to remove Make A GIF and introduce more detailed data privacy options [APK Teardown]

Gboard's latest update is out, but there no particularly notable differences have been spotted lurking in the interface. Instead, this update seems to be preparing a couple of changes that will end a year-long run for the Make A GIF feature and bring a couple data privacy options to users.

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Instagram lets you add those ridiculous Story filters to existing images and videos

Instagram nowadays is synonymous with three words: Stories, filters, and ads; and the first two are at the crux of the latest addition we spotted in the app. After allowing you to apply filters à la Snapchat while taking photos and videos for your Stories, Instagram has added the option to use those filters after the fact.

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Messages on the web adds GIF support

Slowly but surely, Google is adding features to its Android Messages app. The latest change is small but will be quite welcomed for those of you who can always, always find the perfect GIF in any situation or in response to any message.

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Verizon V30 update brings handful of new camera features, always-on display tweaks, and recent monthly patches

The V30 may be over a year old at this point, but the Verizon version was updated just yesterday with a handful of new features, including some camera functionality tweaks and additional always-on display modes inherited from the newer G7. The security patch level has also been bumped up to November 2018.

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WhatsApp lets you download linked GIFs before sending them

Messaging apps are getting smarter and smarter, but there are several areas where WhatsApp's way of doing things perplexes me a little. For example, the app recently added the option to watch entire videos picture-in-picture inside a conversation, but when you send a link to an image (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc), it doesn't even try to load a preview before sending it. That might be changing though, as we're starting to see hints of WhatsApp offering to download linked GIFs before you send them.

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You can now send GIFs in Instagram direct messages

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BEAM review: Strap a funny GIF on your jacket for $85

A lot of the stuff we review here at Android Police has genuine utility behind it. Things like phones, Chromebooks, and wearables can enhance your life and your productivity. The BEAM will do none of those things, but it will let you stick a funny meme on your chest for $85, and I call that a win.

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