Something New Is Sliding Into Your DM's

It’s always fun to say it with a GIF. Expressing yourself in countless animated visual ways is the new form of self-expression. You can now message your friends with GIFs directly from Instagram.

In any Instagram message thread, tap the new GIF button in the composer bar to open a library of the latest trending GIFs powered by GIPHY. Swipe through to see what’s currently trending or search using keywords or phrases to find the perfect GIF to make your friends laugh. You can also add an element of surprise by sending a random GIF. After you type in the search bar, simply tap “random” to send a random GIF associated with what you’ve searched. Are you fluent in GIF yet?