Whatsapp beta has been updated with GIF search feature which was hidden earlier. The app version bumped to 2.17.32. Now there is a separate panel where you can search GIF , edit them and share with your friedns and families. Whatsapp devs are working on bringing improvements to the status page with new status alerts , privacy options and ability to forward status updates. They are also bringing vCard support, the ability to share multiple updates.
Please note that you cant download and install whatsapp beta unless you had been selected as a beta tester before.