Instagram keeps on launching new features on and off for remaining in limelight. The Instagram direct message isn’t really something you will want to use exclusively due to a lack of features, but the good part of the news is that Instagram is making it somewhat bearable by introducing GIF support on Instagram DMs. Instagram has just announced that a long overdue feature that is the Instagram GIF Support In Direct Messages is now available for everyone using its app.
Instagram GIF Support In Direct Messages Let Users Express Themselves Visually
The Instagram app is currently being updated with GIPHY support to find and send GIFs. Now, GIFs like “LOL” or “ROFL” can now be messaged between friends whenever they need to express themselves visually.
In order to use the feature, simply tap the new GIF button in the compose bar in any message. This will open a library of the latest trending GIFs powered by GIPHY. Choose whichever you want by searching the massive library using keywords or phrases. Furthermore, you can also choose to send a random GIF. In order to do that simply tap “random”. It’s not really random as a random GIF associated with what you’ve searched will show up.
According to Instagram, the new feature to send GIFs in direct messages will be available in the latest version of the app for both Android and iOS users. So, in order to enjoy this feature make sure to download the new update.