When your friend has a status update and you wish to respond to it without the use of words or images, you might want to reply with a GIF of your own. Active Instagram users have, in the past, been able to fetch GIFs from Giphy and use these as animated stickers in Stories. Now the experience has been realised.
With the app’s latest update, users can reply to friends’ stories using Giphy GIFs.
PSA: You can now reply to your friends’ stories using @GIPHY GIFs! Update your app to try it.
— Instagram (@instagram) February 4, 2020
There’s basically a large library of Giphy animations to choose from to help you find that perfect GIF to use to reply to a friend’s story. Not to forget early, Instagram brought Giphy integration to direct messages in 2018 too, but the latest update gives you easy access to GIFs.
There’s quite a lot you can do on Insta: You can activate Instagram dark mode for your phone, tag and re-share someone’s Instagram story as your own, see false information shared on Instagram, as well as download all your Instagram photos, videos and stories.
Facebook also recently rolled out a new feature on Instagram that notifies people when their captions on a photo or video may be considered offensive, and gives them a chance to pause and reconsider their words before posting.
When someone writes a caption for a feed post and the Instagram AI detects the caption as potentially offensive, they will receive a prompt informing them that their caption is similar to those reported for bullying. They will have the opportunity to edit their caption before it’s posted.