Instagram adds new option to send GIFs in direct messages
To use the feature, simply tap the new GIF button in the composes bar in any message to open a library of the latest trending GIFs powered by GIPHY. Choose whichever you want by searching the massive library using keywords or phrases.
Additionally, you can choose to send a random GIF if you treasure the element of surprise more than anything else. Simply tap “random” after you type in the search bar to send a random GIF associated with what you've searched (so, it's not really random after all).