Instagram Stories can be a great method to post status updates to your followers and friends. Stories are visible for 24 hours, so you don’t need to worry about posts not being noticed or finding the most appropriate time to share. In the month of January Instagram added GIF stickers to stories in order to help make stories more humorous and attractive. In the past, users could add hashtags, dates, location stickers, polls, and emojis. However they now have the ability to use GIFs in the Instagram story.
With GIPHY’s integration users can choose to select from hundreds of thousands of animated stickers and include them in a photo or video for stories. You can search for the most popular GIFs through the library, or browse through the vast collection of stickers by searching for a particular sticker. There are a lot of fascinating animated stickers available like dancing cats, pizza, twirling hearts and more. Let’s look at ways to include GIF stickers to Instagram Stories to create them more creative and hilarious.
How to use GIFs on Instagram Story
It’s really simple. First, you must create an idea by either taking either a video or photo, or choosing one from your collection.
Click the icon for stickers at the right-hand side or swipe it up. Select the GIF option, which appears next to other options such as the location, poll, and hashtags.
Scroll down and select from the popular GIFs or browse through the GIPHY collection to find your favorite GIF.
After you have added your GIF in your post, you are able to move it around by pinching and dragging to move it around.
It’s worth noting that you can apply several GIF stickers on the Instagram story. Make sure that your using Instagram application version 29, or higher for iOS and Android to be able to use GIFs.