Instagram’s Latest Update Allows Users to Comment GIFs

Instagram’s Latest Update Allows Users to Comment GIFs

News by Roberto Orosa
Published: May 18, 2023

Instagram is now allowing users to comment on posts with GIFs. 

The much-awaited feature was announced by Instagram head Adam Mosseri in a Channels chat he had with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  

“This is a bit of “finally feature,” but we’re launching GIFs in comments today,” Mosseri told the CEO.  

Like other social media platforms, the feature allows users to comment or reply to other comments on a post with GIFs from Giphy. While GIF commenting was rolled out to a limited number of users in the past few weeks, now it’s available for all users in the latest Instagram update. 

In addition to the announcement, the head of Instagram also revealed that the company is currently testing a new lyric feature in Reels based on the auto-caption feature Meta added into its videos in 2021.  

Instagram will also add new editing abilities in Reels, such as splitting clips, speeding up or slowing down videos, and easily replacing clips on the video timeline.

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Instagram has been dropping a lot of new features in its app lately.  

Last February, the social media company rolled out a Telegram-like feature called “Instagram Broadcast Channel,” where users can create and subscribe to the channels of the users they follow.  

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