Instagram users can finally comment on posts with GIFs
The company is also testing lyrics in Reels.
At long last, you can respond to posts on Instagram with GIFs. Company head Adam Mosseri announced the feature addition in his recent chat with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “This is a bit of ‘finally feature,’ but we’re launching GIFs in comments today,” Mosseri told his boss.
The feature, as you would expect, allows you to comment on a post, or something someone else said, with a GIF from Giphy. That’s the same Giphy the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority . Mosseri said Instagram is also testing lyrics in Reels. The feature appears to build on the Meta introduced back in 2021. Judging from the screenshot Mosseri shared, a timeline at the bottom of the interface will make for user to sync the captions properly. So there you have it, you can finally comment on a post with a GIF. Maybe this means Instagram will finally get around to making a dedicated at some point.