GIF searches are now supported in WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging app lets users look for images that can then be shared with contacts. It has also boosted the max media sharing limit from 10 to 30 image files at once.
Both of those updates are currently live in WhatsApp beta version 2.17.6 on Android. It's likely the stable version on both Android and iOS will receive the features shortly.
GIF support was first added to the messaging service in 2016 when WhatsApp partnered with Giphy, which has a searchable database on countless files.