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TechCrunch reported that some Messenger users are seeing dedicated GIF buttons in their apps, streamlining the process of adding GIF files by eliminating the need to download and install third-party apps.
When users send GIFs from that list to their friends, they include links to download Giphy for Messenger or Riffsy’s GIF for Messenger.
TechCrunch pointed out that users are limited to GIFs from those two developers, which is where the new search feature discovered by Mashable comes into play.
According to Mashable, the new search feature, being tested with a “small group” of Messenger users in Canada, is also limited to Giphy and Riffsy for now, but it also includes access to Messenger’s collection of stickers, giving...