I sincerely aplogize that my post had to be edited for my bad decision-making in using alternative spelling for poor language. I just felt extremely frustrated. Please accept apologies to anyone I offended. Y'all are of great help to many of us and I truly appreciate the help given here. MYBAD.
Add me to the list of more than off people!
The gif option stopped working since latest update.
I use verizon messenger and spent way too much time on the phone with them trying to fix this problem. Dealt with two people: Their answer? Do a factory reset. REALLY???? noooooo WAY. Lose everything on my phone just to get gifs back? (which would not work anyway I now realize.)
I tried switching to the default messenger on the phone and still get redirected to galaxy store to DL some piece of app that all are complaining about. I called Samsung and his answer was "Google" made the change and Samsung had to comply. C'mon, really???????? Here's the oddest part. Others I know that did the update still have the ability to use the gif search in their messenger. Something is way off!! Why some and not others? I've checked setting after setting and now I see others are having the same problem. Fix this Samsung Please!!!!!
Facebook bought giphy (gifs) so they've been removed from all platforms. Now, they want you to download the app, which includes giving permissions to everything on your phone. No thank you! And, from all the reviews I've read, they require you to rate the app BEFORE you can use it so too few know to rate it as a 1 until it's too late.
I completed the latest update this morning and now my keyboard no longer allows GIFS or stickers. When I click on those buttons I get a message that says they are not compatible with the latest version of Samsung keyboard. What???? Why????
Same thing happened on my phone. I use GIFS all the time, but now it says I have to download the GIFs set to "try out" This is crazy...any idea if they are going to fix the issue?