How to put GIFs on Instagram

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You are looking for a guide who can show you in detail how to put GIF on instagram? Very well, you just found it! In this in-depth analysis we will show you all the instructions to succeed in your intent. If you have tried to post a GIF on the popular social network and you are not making it, the next few lines could prove to be of great help.

So take a few minutes of free time: we are sure that, once you have finished reading, you will have a clear and comprehensive picture of what you need to do. But no more delay, let's go!

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How to put GIFs on Instagram

Before going into the details of the study, it is good to specify one aspect. Instagram allows you to post GIFs in stories (also read How to put links in Instagram Stories). There is a dedicated native feature, which allows you to use animated images as stickers to post to photos and videos. Just choose them from the appropriate GIPHY database, a site of which Instagram is a partner.

The situation is different with reference to the posts: until some time ago the social network allowed you to upload GIFs also in this section, but at the time of writing it is no longer possible. In fact, files with the .gif extension are no longer supported. However, there is an alternative method, as we will see below, which involves the use of a tool external to the social network.

That said, now we can go and find out all the details of what needs to be done for share GIFs on Instagram, both in the stories of the famous social network and in the fixed posts and which do not disappear after 24 hours.

How to put GIFs in Instagram stories

To understand how to put GIFs in instagram stories, you must first launch the social network app, then swipe from left to right in the main menu. This will launch the Instagram camera and you can start creating a Story. To add one or more GIFs to your content, you need to follow the steps below:

  • Press on sticker symbol located at the top right: this will open the menu of stickers, which are used to add GIFs
  • Press on the GIF item: the GIPHY archive will open, which is currently the largest portal of animated images, with thousands of GIFs present
  • Use the text field "Close your GIPHY”In the screen that opens, to search and locate the GIF to use among those proposed
  • Tap on the GIF you are interested in, so as to add it to your Story

Once inserted in the Story, the GIF can also be dragged anywhere, and it is also possible to zoom in and zoom out to enlarge or reduce it. Not bad, isn't it? Once you have finished customizing the Story, you can click on "Your Story" on the screen at the bottom and publish the content you have created (also find out How to put multiple Photos in an Instagram Story).

As for the publication of GIFs on Instagram posts, you should know that at the moment there is no ad hoc native function to do this. You must necessarily use another feature or procedure: convert the GIF to video, using an ad hoc tool. We are talking about CloudConvert, a portal that can be used via a browser using any device and operating system.

How to put gifs on Instagram in an easy way

You should now have a clear and complete overview of how to put GIF on instagram. We particularly looked at ways to do this on stories, and ways to get around the fact that there is no such native feature for posting. Having said that, in both cases these are not particularly long and complex procedures, right?

However, we just have to give you an appointment at the next one, in the hope that our guide has been useful to you in practice. Here is a guide that might interest you: Best Telegram Bots for Instagram

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