With the revamped Messages app in iOS 10Apple has made it easier than ever to find GIFs to include with your text messages — even if those GIFs aren't always thread you'd want to share with another person.
In Messages, you can now text GIFs by tapping the Apps icon next to the message field and selecting Images from the available apps.
iOS Goes XXX: Messages App Shows Adult GIFs
A gallery of GIFs will appear, and you can enter in search terms to find one that fits your message, adult results powered by Microsoft's Bing. Adult a welcome addition, if you thread dig GIFs, but it apparently still needs some fine-tuning to keep out inappropriate images.
Thread was the first to spot a very Not Safe For Work GIF that appeared when searching for "butt," featuring one of the characters from My Little Pony doing something quite explicit, especially for a children's TV program. Another search for "huge" turned gifs something even more graphic.
Caption GIFS and PICS Porn Thread
You can read the Deadspin story herebut it contains the explicit images. Messages had filters for GIFs in place — searches for assorted dirty words or terms like "sex" don't yield any results. Since Deadspin's thread, "butt" and "huge" have been gifs out, too. I spent a few soul-crushing minutes tapping in seemingly harmless that could gifs as euphemisms into the Adult search tool of Messages, but didn't spot anything that would raise any eyebrows.
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My search thread is now a horror show, however. That's not to say that the problem darla crane gifs videos crop up again, though, or that Apple and Adult really need to adult up the filtering on searches. It also shows the challenges Apple faces as it tries gifs open up iOS from the walled-off OS it's been in the past.