After Facebook, Instagram is the social media app that has captured every user’s attention. Following the footsteps of Snapchat, Instagram introduced its own stories. There was a time when users did not find Instagram stories good enough but now it seems the other way around. Users have started enjoying Instagram stories more than the Snapchat stories.
The reason why Instagram stories gained popularity in a short span of time is that it keeps on getting better day by day. Every time we see a new exciting feature making its way into the Instagram story. While there’s a lot we can do to customize our Instagram stories, we have been waiting for GIF to make an entry into them. Finally, after a long wait, Instagram has given its users what they have been for a long time. With the latest update, Instagram has introduced GIF into their stories. Both Android and iPhone users can now add GIF stickers to their Instagram stories. You can now paint your pictures even more by adding GIF stickers to them.
Insert GIF Stickers into Your Instagram Stories
Since the addition of GIF into your Instagram stories is only possible with the new update released by Instagram, you need to make sure your app has been upgraded to the latest version. After you’ve updated your app to the latest version, you can easily add GIF stickers to your photos or videos in the stories. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Open your Instagram app on your mobile device and then tap the in-app camera. You can also open the camera by swiping right on the newsfeed or tapping the camera icon present at the top left of your screen.
Step 2: Once the camera is opened, you can take a picture, record a video or upload a photo/video from your phone’s gallery/camera roll.
Step 3: After the picture or video appears on the screen, tap the Sticker icon at the top. Among the other options, you will come across a new GIF option. Tap that.
Step 4: Once you’ve tapped the GIF option, the next screen will show you some of the trending GIFs on GIPHY by default. You can either use any of them or tap the search bar to look for another GIF from the GIPHY library.
Step 5: After you’ve found the best GIF for your Instagram story, you can simply tap it and then it will be added to your story. You are even allowed to add multiple GIF stories to the same story if required.
Now you can finally post your story and share it with your followers or send it privately to your friends in DM.
Undoubtedly, Instagram stories are getting better with every new update. Because of the latest updates, it has gone far ahead from Snapchat. Even the user base of Instagram now exceeds that of Snapchat. We truly believe the addition of GIF stickers to the Instagram stories is going to give it yet another boost.