Popular Image sharing app Instagram and Snapchat have temporarily removed their Giphy GIF sticker features after users saw a racist GIF as an option to add to their photographs.
Snap Inc. Spokeperson quoted as saying on last friday.
We are very sorry. This GIF should have never appeared in Snapchat. Our team has worked with Giphy to have the GIF removed and it should no longer appear
The same racist GIF was spotted on Facebook owned image sharing app Instagram as well, indicating that Giphy is at fault. Giphy appears to have removed the GIF as it’s no longer available in Instagram.An Instagram Spoke person says
This type of content has no place on Instagram. We have stopped our integration with Giphy as they investigate the issue.
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Both Snapchat and Instagram had introduced the feature in February that allows users to include GIFs from the media repository Giphy in their snaps and “Stories”.