Instagram and Snapchat Temporarily Remove GIFs in Stories

Lyauna Augmon

The hugely-popular social networks have temporarily dropped support for GIPHY's moving GIF Stickers.

The GIF is no longer available on Instagram. It has also revealed that it was a bug that went unnoticed and allowed that particular GIF to appear on Snapchat and Instagram.

Speaking to TechCrunch, a spokesperson for GIPHY said: "A user discovered an offensive GIF sticker in our library, and we immediately removed it per our content guidelines. We have stopped our integration with Giphy as they investigate the issue". However, it may take some time to reflect on all the users.

Both apps explained that all GIFs shared within their apps are meant to be "PG-rated", to be suitable for their 13+ audience.

The GIF includes disturbing text including a racial slur, which TechCrunch has blurred out below. In the GIF the game show host keep shouting as "Keep Cranking Bonzo, the Numbers Just Keep on Climbing!" TechCrunch received a screenshot of the GIF on Snapchat from a reader. This weekend, both Instagram and Snapchat faced backlash as users discovered an extremely racist GIF as an option within the GIPHY library available in their apps.

It turns out that the GIF's weren't pulled because Instagram and Snapchat want to make us suffer through their bad updates more than we already are.

GIPHY is the leading platform for hosting GIFs and also has its own GIF keyboard for iOS.

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We've reached out to Instagram and will update this article when we hear back.

Snapchat only launched the Giphy integration on February 20th so people could jazz up their photos and videos with moving images curated as safe by the Giphy team.

Earlier "Today" reported about a new feature in Instagram.

This isn't Snapchat's first run-in with racist content. In 2016, it faced tremendous criticism for creating Asian yellow face.

The GIF function was integrated from Giphy's server so that Instagrammers would have access to thousands of GIFs with just a keyword search.

The slip-up is embracing for Instagram's parent company, Facebook. A spokesperson of Instagram has confirmed about this update and assured that there is no place for this sort of content on Instagram.

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