News

Instagram Adds Option To Send GIFs In Direct Messaging

Try ‘random’ option to send surprise GIFs to your friends.

Send GIFs In Direct Messaging

There is no doubt that Instagram has replaced Facebook as the face of social media. The platform keeps introducing new features for the users to keep its popularity intact among the youngsters. First, it included the video calling, then ask me question sticker that flooded Instagram with users asking their followers to shoot queries. Now, the Facebook-owned company added another feature that lets the users send GIFs in direct messaging.  The new GIF option, which is powered by GIPHY has been added by the company in the direct messaging window for users to use innovative animation during the conversations.

Send GIFs In Direct Messaging

With the new GIF button in the direct one-to-one or group chat window, you can access to the vast collection of GIFs. The collection includes all the trending GIFs, or you can also search for any particular one by typing the keyword. Besides, there is a ‘random’ option that you can select to send a surprise GIF to someone based on your searched term. In order to honor the creators, Instagram has also added the attribute with the GIFs that will tell you who has created the one you are using. Along with this, the platform is also adding ‘see all by creators’ option to showcase all the animations created by curators and let the users know people behind these innovations.

Here is how to send GIFs in Instagram direct messaging

  1. Click the top right button to access your DMs.
  2. Now open a one-to-one conversation or group chat, you can also start a new conversation by clicking +.
  3. Click the GIF button right beside the message typing box.
  4. Select the desired GIF by sliding for more or you can also search them in the search box.

The new addition could be a small step from the company, but the regular Instagram DM users know that GIFs could help them a lot during the conversations. The iOS and Android users will start receiving the update starting from today.

Manish
Written By
Manish

With a mixture of literature, cinema, and photography, Manish is mostly traveling. When he is not, he is probably writing another tech news for you!

Want To Hire The Best Service Provider?
MobileAppDaily will help you explore the best service providers depending on your vision, budget, project requirements and industry. Get in touch and create a list of best-suited companies for your needs.
News

Custom Feed-Sharing Prompts Including 12 Other APIs No More Available On Facebook

4 min read  

Mark Zuckerberg’s promise of prioritizing data privacy and user safety seems to be a true commitment from the giant. Given the fact that the company has recently shut down feed-sharing prompts including 12 additional APIs is a clear message that Facebook doesn’t wish to compromise on any

News

Uber and Law Authorities Settles Down for $148M Over 2016 Data Breach Scandal

2 min read  

Uber, the ride-hailing giant, has finally agreed for paying $148million to the legal authorities for its data breach scandal. In 2016, the hackers stole almost the data of its 25 million users by breaching the company’s data security firewall.In late 2017, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO uncov

News

No More Closed Eyes Selfies With Facebook's AI

4 min read  

Facebook may soon introduce AI-based technology that will take care of every detail of your face. In one of the abstract report submitted by Facebook, two of its engineers explained, a new AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology that uses machine learning to retouch closed eyes in photos. The techno

News

Snapchat May Allow Connected Apps The Access To User Data

4 min read  

Snapchat is reportedly planning to allow more connected apps and third-party apps the access to users data. The rollout in the beta version is believed to offer some or complete access to users’ data to the third-party applications. In the latest beta release, a new Connected Apps tab is found

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH
Join our expansive network, build connections and expand your brand presence.