If you could remember early this year, the Facebook-owned company rolled out its green dot feature that will tell users when their friends are online. Instagram on Thursday announced it now support using of GIHPY in its direct message giving its users the ability to share GIFs. Instagram Direct will have a new GIF button, which users can click to search for GIFs to send to friends. The feature has been rolled out for Instagram users on Android and iOS. The GIFs within Instagram Direct will be powered by Giphy and will include attribution for verified GIF creators.
Instagram users will apparently be able to search for trending GIFs or GIFs be keywords. The Verge notes that there will be a “random” option as well to send s surprise gift based on the keyword search term that the user enters. Instagram will also add a “see all by the creator” option for users to search GIF by creators.
Codenamed “seamless sharing” internally, the ability to repost content onto your Instagram feed, not just Stories, might be coming to the platform soon. A new “share to feed” option will reportedly appear in the top-right corner of every post allowing users to instantly share content from other feeds, with due credit.