Instagram is a social network that lets you share anything you want with the rest of the world. Instagram allows you to upload videos and photos, even photos without quality loss. Over the years since its launch, the platform has received numerous updates to add new features. This is a possibility that has been around for a long time Adding animated GIFs to Temporary Stories.
How to upload a GIF to Instagram Stories
- Take a video or a photo and press the sticker icon
- Select Gif
- Select or search for one and drag it onto your video photo
- Post the story on your profile, it will appear for 24 hours
To get started, you need to open the Instagram app and in the menu, swipe from the left side of the screen (preferably from the center) to the right to switch the menu and go to Stories. There you can take the desired photo or video. Once you have the base of your choice, tap the sticker and face icon at the top of the screen.
Create your Instagram story to your heart’s content and press the icon with a face sticker
Various options are displayed here: countdown, add more photos, stickers… and also GIF. Now you know what to do: click on the icon we showed you to open the dedicated panel and find a series of options.
Find and click the GIF icon in the story customization options.
By default, a number of preset GIFs will appear, but if you want to search for a specific topic, you should specify it in the search bar at the top of the screen. For example: “Star Wars”. This will give you many options from which to select and click the one you like the most.
Use the search bar to find your favorite GIF and use it in your stories.
When you’re back in your story you drag the selected GIF to the desired position of the screen and zoom in or out by allowing your fingers to zoom around the screen (like zooming in on a photo, but on the GIF in question).
Decorate your story to your heart’s content with various animated GIFs before publishing
When you have everything ready, you can click on one of the options at the bottom of the stories screen (Your story, best friends or the right arrow) to publish them. It will then remain on your profile for 24 hours unless you manually delete it first.