Snapchat may soon allow you to tag people in snaps and stories

Snapchat is Testing User Tagging in Snaps, Just Like on Instagram

Tagging on posts may seem familiar to some of you and that's because Snapchat's biggest rival - Instagram - has had it for a while now. Instagram has done the same for Giphy integration on its platform.

Speaking to TechCrunch, Snapchat said that GIF were supposed to be PG-rated to make the suitable for the youngest users allowed on the platform. The extremely racist image features a white man telling a monkey to "keep cranking a n***er crime death counter". But now Snapchat tells me "We've disabled [the feature] while we wait for Giphy's team to take a look at it". Twitter user @LyaunaAugmon captured a screenshot of the GIF as it appeared on Instagram, writing: "This blatant RACISM @instagram @kevin is unacceptable". The developments come after a 21-year-old Snapchat user from the United Kingdom notified the company of it.

We've reached out to Giphy for comment but haven't heard back. In a statement, a Giphy spokesperson said that they removed the GIF after it was discovered.

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Instagram made a similar move, and it's not clear when GIPHY will rectify the issue.

According to the TechCrunch report, this isn't the first time Snapchat has been accused of having racist content. They quoted an Instagram spokesperson as saying, "This type of content has no place on Instagram". Snapchat risks an unsavory reputation if it can't keep its content under control. This means they're mostly suitable for the 13-and-up teens that are technically allowed on Snapchat.

The incident is embarrassing for Instagram's parent company Facebook.

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