Here's Why You Don't Have GIFs on Insta Stories and SnapChat

Here's Why You Don't Have GIFs on Insta Stories and SnapChat

Earlier Instagram had ripped off the "Story" feature from Snapchat.

After a user clicks an image or films something, the option to add text appears on the screen.

However, the feature is not being rolled out to all users, and is now in the pilot phase, the company said to TechCrunch.

It's unclear when the feature will roll out officially, but Snapchat confirmed to TechCrunch that 'we're testing this, ' without giving more details.

The social network is trialling giving users the ability to tag other people in their Snapchat Stories.

A few users, including actor Matt Rappaport, appear to have the feature already. The tagged person's name, handle and Bitmoji can be seen with the swipe up "more" option. Moreover, friends will not get a notification when they are tagged.

Tyson Fury given "straightforward road" to Anthony Joshua fight by Eddie Hearn
A fight between the two sides had been discussed since last year, but talks have stalled with both men fighting other opponents until the timing is right for the biggest heavyweight fight in years to happen.

Snapchat told TechCrunch, "As soon as we were made aware, we removed the GIF and have disabled Giphy until we can be sure that this won't happen again. while we wait for Giphy's team to take a look at it".

It's usually the other way around, but Snapchat are borrowing an idea from Instagram this time as they test out the option of tagging other users in stories.

Tapping on the username prompts a pop-up that will take them to that profile.

Last month, the company added a "Tabs" feature to the app that separates Snaps into Group Chats and active Stories. The widely-used messaging app, WhatsApp also lets you use GIFs without any hindrance.

Users can add multiple GIFs to their Snap and add the animated stickers to videos by pressing and holding on the sticker to pin it to something in their Snap.

Related Articles

  • Avengers Infinity War: Deaths will be SHOCKING - 'They WON'T ever return again'

    Avengers Infinity War: Deaths will be SHOCKING - 'They WON'T ever return again'

    Feige continues, "There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first Black Panther ". Jackson is finally back in the MCU as Nick Fury for Captain Marvel .

    Cruz, O'Rourke advance to US Senate matchup

    He recalled how almost every top Texas Republican opposed him in 2012 but he still upset better-known and better-funded Lt. The Cruz campaign ad is a parody version that begins, "If you're gonna run in Texas , you can't be a liberal man".
    Police officer fatally shot, another stable in Southern California

    Police officer fatally shot, another stable in Southern California

    A pursuit ensued, which ended when the suspect's vehicle crashed into a parked auto and he fled on foot, according to Capt. Around 9:10 p.m. local time dispatchers received a call of an "officer down", the Los Angeles Times reported.
  • US  issues travel warning for Mexican resort town

    US issues travel warning for Mexican resort town

    A few weeks ago, there was an explosion on a tourist ferry between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel island, which injured 26 people. The Mexican Tourism Board told "CBS This Morning" that the us security alert implies "safety issues without any basis in fact".
    Miami nightclub closed after venue allows horse on the dancefloor

    Miami nightclub closed after venue allows horse on the dancefloor

    Miami Beach Police said on Twitter Friday morning that they have launched a joint investigation with Miami Beach Code Enforcement. A report from News4Jax sister station WLPG said horse stunts at clubs appear to be inspired by famous Studio 54 party.
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker coming to Switch and 3DS on July 13

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker coming to Switch and 3DS on July 13

    We already have versions of Mario Kart 8 and Bayonetta 2 , with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming out soon as well. While the 3DS version has no release date yet, the Switch version will be coming July 13 (same as Octopath ).
  • Ronaldo hit double in Real Madrid win

    Ronaldo hit double in Real Madrid win

    Vincenzo Montella's side visit Manchester United on Tuesday in a last-16 second leg, with the tie finely balanced at 0-0. His double means Ronaldo has now scored in seven consecutive games and has a remarkable 13 goals overall in that period.
    United Kingdom  deploys army following poisoning of ex-Russian spy

    United Kingdom deploys army following poisoning of ex-Russian spy

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed Britain's warnings of retaliation were propaganda and not serious. Officials did not immediately explain how the others might have been exposed to the substance.
    Coffee cup debate: government shies away from 'latte levy'

    Coffee cup debate: government shies away from 'latte levy'

    The government signalled an intent to reform the system, but set out no plan on how this should be done. She said: "Our report recommended practical solutions to the disposable packaging crisis".
  • West Ham fan 'dubbed 'Jesus' punched by fellow supporters after invading pitch

    West Ham fan 'dubbed 'Jesus' punched by fellow supporters after invading pitch

    Arthur Masuaku will serve the last game of his six-match ban for spitting while Andy Carroll and Pedro Obiang missing out as well. Coupled with the fact that they play Barcelona in the week and I think they are worth opposing at [1.33].
    Beer foul: 60000 pounds of Busch spill onto Florida highway

    Beer foul: 60000 pounds of Busch spill onto Florida highway

    An early morning crash Wednesday left thousands of cans of beer scattered on a Florida highway, and a SC man has been arrested. A truck driver spilled 60,000 pounds of beer on a highway in Florida this morning.
    PSG Has Five-Man Shortlist of Managers to Replace Unai Emery

    PSG Has Five-Man Shortlist of Managers to Replace Unai Emery

    We have other goals, to prepare ourselves well. "I only look at what I do, the passion I put in and the work that I do". The project is that of PSG, I believe in this project.