A Long Awaited Instagram Feature Might Be Right Around the Corner

By this point most social media platforms have been optimized to the extent that they are unlikely to bring any major changes to their fundamental features. In spite of the fact that this is the case, there are a few small upgrades that users tend to request from time to time, and it looks like Instagram is about to bring one of them to the table at long last.

The social media platform is reportedly working on the ability to comment on posts as well as reply to other comments with GIFs (e.g: a Gif the comments can be seen under this post). They have become an important part of online communication, with other platforms like Twitter already having a fairly long tradition of allowing users to communicate with GIFs.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Instagram is clearly targeting Gen Zs with this potential update. GIFs can be useful because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up catering to a new generation that has started to get used to having them as an option whenever they are drafting a comment or a post.

The upcoming GIF integration could further improve Instagram’s status as the most popular platform for Gen Z, and potentially even make it more appealing than might have been the case otherwise. Even though Instagram is exceptionally late to the party, most Insta users will prefer to take what they get regardless of how long it took since that would be superior to them not receiving anything at all.

Although it is not yet certain when the feature will make its way to every Instagram user, a few select users have already started to see the option appear when they try to make a comment. This change might not be all that groundbreaking, but it might do a lot to improve Instagram’s ability to stay relevant especially in the face of stiff competition against the likes of TikTok.

Whether or not Instagram survives remains to be seen. However, it is still continuing to be the most valuable social media property that Meta has.

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