Instagram has updated its mobile app to give its users the ability to reply to people’s Stories with GIFs, courtesy of Giphy…
For quite some time now, it’s been possible to pull GIFs from the Giphy library to paste over as animated stickers in Stories. But, that’s about as far as it has gone; that is, until now. Instagram has made a change which users will likely love.
Instagram Giphy Integration Allows Users to Reply to Stories with GIFs
Instagram now lets users reply to Stories with GIFs, instead of just relying on plain text or a static image. It’s a more robust option due to Giphy’s massive collection.
While this isn’t a huge update, it’s certainly something users will like having at their disposal. It makes for a more fun experience and helps to facilitate communication between connections.
Instagram first integrated Giphy into its direct messaging platform back in 2018. Now, it’s expanded its presence to another part of the widely popular social app.
PSA: You can now reply to your friends’ stories using @GIPHY GIFs! Update your app to try it.
— Instagram (@instagram) February 4, 2020