Here's How To Add GIFs To Your Instagram Story

Instagram is rolling out a new GIF Stickers feature for Instagram Stories on Android and iOS. Starting today, users can use GIFs in their Instagram Stories. Today, Instagram added the ability to include GIFs in your Stories, as GIF stickers. On doing this, a new window will open up where you'll be able to see a number of GIFs from Giphy's database. Adding one of those stickers to your story is simple enough - you'll simply tap the sticker button as you normally would, which is where you'll find a new GIF option. I can spend hours placing teeny tiny Easter eggs, tweaking the layers and contours, and, since Messenger launched an AR feature that's out of this world, adding that little extra somethin' in Messenger to top it all off.

What do you think of the new GIF support in Stories? You can now create the GIFs using the keyboard itself, including using new effects to create animations. You can type in your search here.


Instagram also said it will roll out another feature in the coming weeks that will allow users to upload photos of any size to their Stories. But first, you will need to update to version 29 of the app.

GIF stickers are rolling out now, and once Instagram makes the photo sizing option available, we'll let you know. GIF stickers are available Tuesday for both Android and iOS users. You can create two kinds of GIFs using Gboard - looping and fast-forward GIFs - and save them for later if you like them. One is called the "Loop" where you can record yourself or whatever it is that you want to take a GIF of for three seconds. Soon, you'll be able to share images at their original dimensions by pinching and adjusting the size.


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