Snapchat, Like Instagram, Adds GIF Stickers

If Snapchat’s unpopular redesign hasn’t sent you screaming for the hills of Instagram Stories for good, the app is rolling out a new feature today that seems fun. Partnering with Giphy, Snapchat will now let users add GIF stickers to photos and videos. To find the feature — make sure you’re running the latest version of the app, though if you’re avoiding updating to prolong the inevitable, you’re out of luck — tap the sticker icon in the top-right corner of the Snap preview screen.

Once you’ve found the sticker icon — that’s the square icon between the pen tool and the scissors tool — search for whatever you want under the Giphy header, and then size it appropriately for your snap. To pin a GIF sticker — place it on a video so it’ll move with the clip instead of remaining static — just press and hold the sticker to the spot on the screen you want it glued to. If this all sounds fairly familiar, it’s probably because Instagram announced a Giphy integration at the end of January. Still, now you can add Kim Kardashian West’s crying face, complete with animated tears, to your snaps and your Instagram Stories. Everybody wins. (Except maybe Snap who is still, it would appear, chasing Instagram’s tail.)

Snapchat, Like Instagram, Adds GIF Stickers