For those, like me, who are all about the gifs no jpegs...
Originally shared by Andrew Brenner
G+ Android version 9.6.0: Support for GBoard Animated GIFs
Starting today with version 9.6.0 of the G+ Android client, we are enabling a new feature: support for adding animated GIFs to your posts and comments using Gboard! Now it’s easy to find and send an Animated GIF for the perfect reaction.
We hope you have as much fun using this new feature as we did in developing and testing it!