Instagram’s Direct Message Platform Gets GIF Support

We have fully fledged communication apps like Telegram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger that boasts of tons of functions and features like games, location sharing, stickers, and even ability to send payments. Then we those in “direct message” category, which is more of a additional messaging platform to compliment social networks like Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr.

Direct message isn’t really a thing you’d want to solely use due to a lack of features, but Instagram is making it pretty interestingly usable by introducing GIF support on Instagram DMs.

The Instagram app is currently being updated with GIPHY support to find and send GIFs and the feature is rolling out over the next few days. I currently don’t see the feature enabled on the Galaxy phone that I’m using. It looks like the update will be slowly rolled out on iOS and Android on the server-side so having the latest version of the app may not be enough.

Do you have the ability to DM GIFs already? Let us know what country you’re in and what device you’re using in the comments.

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