Instagram: you can now respond to posts with a GIF and further edit your Reels with the new insta feature.
Instagram has introduced a much-anticipated feature that lets users express themselves using GIFs in the comments section. This update comes after years of user requests for Instagram to include this popular form of communication.
The announcement was made by Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, through a voice note and an accompanying image that demonstrated how a GIF can be added to a comment using GIPHY. The announcement was also posted on Meta’s Newsroom.
Mosseri expressed regret for not implementing this feature sooner and referred to it as a “finally feature.” He acknowledged that Instagram should have introduced this a long time ago, but they were only able to launch it now.
The feature is now available worldwide for both Android and iOS devices. However, the rollout might be gradual, so don’t worry if you don’t have it yet. You’ll know if the feature is available to you when you see a GIF icon at the bottom right of the “Add a comment” field.
In addition, Instagram is enhancing the Reels editor by allowing users to split a single clip into two, adjust the speed of clips, and replace clips without affecting the timing. These improvements will be released globally in the coming weeks.
Using GIFs in comments is a great way to add personality and humor to posts, and it provides an imaginative way to engage with your social circle. Instagram’s continuous addition of new features, reminiscent of TikTok, demonstrates its commitment to compete and establish itself as the leading social network for media sharing.
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Instagram: you can now respond to posts with a GIF and further edit your Reels with new insta feature.
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