We are aware of the following limitations when adding GIFs (please note these are not reportable bugs):
- GIFs are replaced by URLs
On some devices you'll find that it's not possible to attach them to a text message (resulting in your GIF being replaced with a URL).
This can happen for two reasons: because they exceed the maximum allowable file size, or certain networks impose limits which we can’t control. In the first instance we encourage users to download and use an alternative to their stock messaging app. A popular recommendation is Google's Android Messages app.
- Unable to reply with a GIF
Sometimes you'll find that sending a GIF creates a brand new conversation or message.
- Data usage
As with any rich media, if you're concerned about the effect GIFs might have on your data allowance we'd recommend switching to WiFi while browsing and sending GIFs.