Instagram and Snapchat yank Giphy integration due to racist GIF

  • Instagram and Snapchat yank Giphy integration due to racist GIF

Instagram and Snapchat yank Giphy integration due to racist GIF

Earlier Instagram had ripped off the "Story" feature from Snapchat. Users that are tagged in photos or videos will receive a notification, and the users will then have the option of checking it out or adding the sender as a contact if needed.

SNAPCHAT is testing a hot new feature that Instagram users will already be familiar with.

In an interview with TechCrunch, SnapChat confirms that they're temporarily disabling the feature until GIPHY is able to address the problem.

The social network is trialling giving users the ability to tag other people in their Snapchat Stories. As spotted by Matt Rappaport and reported by TechCrunch, Snapchat is now testing the ability for users to tag other users within Snaps by including their username in a text field. When someone views this Snap, an option to avail more details will appear as a swipe up. This time it's Snapchat who appears to be copying Instagram with a new "tagging" feature.

Speaking to TechCrunch, Snapchat said that GIF were supposed to be PG-rated to make the suitable for the youngest users allowed on the platform.

Facebook was one of the first to allow users to tag other accounts in photos uploaded to the site.

By adding the tag option to Stories, Snapchat seems to have been inspired by Instagram.

While quick sending messaging apps changed the way we sent messages, GIF added fun to chats. The widely-used messaging app, WhatsApp also lets you use GIFs without any hindrance. Although Facebook Messenger and Twitter also support GIFs on their platform, they utilize the Tenor database, which means that they are safe from this particular controversy, for now, at least.