Instagram Now Allows Users To Put GIFs In Stories

24 January, 2018, 11:12 | Author: Devin Moran
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GIF stickers are available now as part of Instagram version 29 on iOS and Android. Users can browse now trending GIFs, explore hand-curated recommendation pages or search through a constantly evovling library.

More is in the pipeline for Instagram Stories as the company is also working on another feature.

Instagram stories now include GIF stickers.

That particular new feature will launch in the coming weeks.

GIF stickers are now available for iOS and Android users.

After you've recorded your GIF to your satisfaction, yip can then copy and paste it onto your message through the Gboard and then send it to your friends through whatever app you're using at the moment.


While the GIF-making feature has been available on Gboard iOS app since September a year ago, it was hidden behind the emoji button at the bottom.

From there, you can either peruse the "trending" options Giphy offers, or search for something specific.

After months of rumours, Instagram officially debuted support for GIF stickers within its Stories feature.

Now, the social media giant has confirmed the feature's rollout to all users.

Instagram has also announced it will soon give users the ability to upload photos and videos of any size to Stories. You can create two kinds of GIFs using Gboard - looping and fast-forward GIFs - and save them for later if you like them. The difference is that unlike a sticker, GIFs look more interactive. Instagram explains, "When you upload a photo or video, pinch to share it in its original dimensions, whether it's square, portrait or landscape".

You'll now be able to overlay your photos and videos with animated stamps like accessories, sparkles, or word art.

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