It looks like Snapchat are finally introducing tagging in stories

It looks like Snapchat are finally introducing tagging in stories

It looks like Snapchat are finally introducing tagging in stories

And while the GIPHY guidelines don't allow for this kind of content, TechCrunch says that mistakes like this tend to slip through search engine systems. "We have stopped our integration with Giphy as they investigate the issue", Instagram said.

In yet another move to outdo its competitors, particularly Instagram, image and video sharing platform, Snapchat, revealed that users can now tag their friends on the stories they post.

While the racist GIF has caused some internet backlash, it remains to be seen how and when Giphy will tackle this issue. It reads "N-- Crime Death Counter - Keep Cranking Bonzo, the Numbers Just Keep on Climbing!"

In a statement to TechCrunch, Snapchat said it removed Giphy after it heard about the problem.

The spokesperson says that all GIFs in Snapchat are meant to be "rated PG,". But now Snapchat tells me "We've disabled [the feature] while we wait for Giphy's team to take a look at it".

No word on when the feature will go live for all users of Snapchat, but it's an encouraging sign that the company is plugging ahead in the face of backlash over the Snapchat redesign.

According to the TechCrunch report, this isn't the first time Snapchat has been accused of having racist content. Snapchat risks an unsavory reputation if it can't keep its content under control. While this may come as a disappointment to GIF lovers, don't you forget GIFs are active on Instagram's parent company, Facebook. For one, there is no autofill feature which, on Instagram, would let you view a list of usernames that match what you're typing in.

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