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 â€œdirect messageâ€ category, which is more of a additional messaging platform to compliment social networks like Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr.
Direct message isnâ€™t really a thing youâ€™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 donâ€™t see the feature enabled on the Galaxy phone that Iâ€™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 youâ€™re in and what device youâ€™re using in the comments.