Snapchat Brings Back Animated Giphy Support onto its Platform
Social Media

Wait Is Over: Giphy Is Back On Snapchat

Animated Giphy Support is Back on Snapchat

Wait Is Over: Giphy Is Back On Snapchat

Earlier this year, both social media platforms including Snapchat and Instagram added the GIF support on its platform that they removed after users find racist GIF on the platform. There were a lot of controversies on the racist GIF issue as a result of which the Giphy integration was removed from Snapchat. And, it was really not a great move for users. However, the Giphy support is now alive on Snapchat and will surely delight the users.

Knowing about the racist issue on its platform, a Snapchat Spokesperson quoted 
 
As soon as we were made aware, we removed the GIF and have disabled Giphy until we can be sure that this won’t happen again . . . while we wait for Giphy’s team to take a look at it.

On the same issue an Instagram spokesperson quoted:
 
This type of content has no place on Instagram. We have stopped our integration with Giphy as they investigate the issue.”

Gif support

To get its lost status back Giphy left no stone unturned and the series of events were reported like this by Giphy:

A user discovered an offensive GIF sticker in our library, and we immediately removed it per our content guidelines.

After investigation of the incident, this sticker was available due to a bug in our content moderation filters specifically affecting GIF stickers.  We have fixed the bug and have re-moderated all of the GIF stickers in our library.

The GIPHY staff is also further reviewing every GIF sticker by hand and should be finished shortly.

We take full responsibility for these recent events and sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended.” 

giphy support
It’s worth mentioning that Giphy stores its database from the GIFs that users upload but users are not allowed to post offensive or abusive content on the platform. On the racist GIF issue, Giphy echoed, the GIF was only available due to a bug in the content moderation feature. The company is trying hard to get its lost status back that it is sure to have in a few days’ time owing to the popularity it has enjoyed in the past.
 

MAD Team
Written By

MobileAppDaily host a team of experienced technical writers, industry wizards, and app experts who have an exact knack of content that caters to the needs of the mobile app targeted audience. We strive to bring you the best of tech!

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
Social Media

New Gender Diverse Emojis for Whatsapp Android Beta Users

MAD Team 4 min read  

Emojis are considered as the new words and thus, world's most popular chat app, Whatsapp, has introduced a wide assortment of new gender equality emojis for its esteemed Android users. These emojis were already available for iOS 10.2 as well as Android Nougat users. However, the new update of th

Social Media

WhatsApp Group Chats Won't Irk You Anymore

MAD Team 4 min read  

Sometimes WhatsApp group chat can be irritating and annoying. Though the constant buzz can be handled by muting the group notification, still, you will see the number of messages in the muted group.To counter the flux of never-ending message in the group chat, WhatsApp has come up with a feature

Social Media

Facebook Has a List of Special Words That Will Spice Up Your News Feed

MAD Team 4 min read  

Facebook has some secrets that are finally unravelled. It's been working towards making your News Feed more colorful and we love the new changes. Facebook is introducing a list of greetings and words included in a status update, that trigger hidden animations.{IRP}The social network has

Social Media

Is Facebook listening On Your Conversation To Make Huge Money?

MAD Team 4 min read  

 Facebook app is slipping under the scanner, there are concerns about Facebook listening to your conversation which doesn’t seem to be a coincidence. Many Facebook users have mentioned the scenarios where they have had conversations about a few specific products and after sometime ads