Native GIF support makes its way to Google Messenger in Android 7.1
We've been waiting quite a while for GIFs to make their way to Google's own keyboard, but the implementation here certainly is a bit limited. As it stands, the Google Keyboard will only give you the option to search and add a GIF to your conversation if you're using Google Messenger. Although it is disappointing to see this only being an option within Messenger, there's a good chance we could see the feature expanded to other apps, such as Allo, Hangouts, Inbox, etc. in the near future.
If you're running the Android 7.1 Developer Preview on your Nexus device, or you've got a Pixel or Pixel XL, have you messed around with this new feature yet?