GIF Decals in stories were removed from Instagram and Snapchat later it was discovered that an offensive GIF may be chosen from Giphy’s catalog.
The Two companies’ integration with Giphy will continue to be on hold until such time that Giphy's team fixes the problem on their end.
Giphy asserts the problem has been fixed, however, Instagram and Snapchat must reinstate GIF decals.
While Giphy allows anyone to register and post content on its Website, there are terms of service in place that state users aren’t allowed to post content that’s violent, obscene, offensive, or vulgar.
A Giphy spokesperson commented on the issue, stating:
“After investigation of the incident, this sticker was available due to some Bug in our articles moderation filters especially affecting GIF stickers. We have fixed the bug and have re-moderated all the GIF decals inside our library.”
If the problem has been fixed it must only be a matter of Time before everybody is able to resume using GIFs in their own stories.