Instagram is amazing social networking service where you can share your photos and videos with your followers. I think, we can all agree that sharing photos and videos on Instagram is no big deal. But sharing GIF’s ? That requires a little extra effort.
So, That’s why today, we have created a whole guide on how to post GIF on Instagram – on your story or in a post.
Note:- Since GIF are animated, you can share them as videos on your profile rather than as photos. For that, you can navigate on the popular GIF platform called GIPHY.
How to post GIF on Instagram as a post?
1. Open your web browser and go to GIPHY
Firstly, you need to open your web browser (I will recommend you to your Google Chrome) navigate on the site Giphy.com
2. Search for GIF in the search bar
Click on the search bar at the top of the page, and search for the type of gif that you are looking for.
3. Click on send
Once you have selected the type of GIF that you would like to share. Click on it to select it. After the GIF is open, you will see some social media icons. Click the Instagram icon to share this image on your Instagram page.
Now, A small window will pop up in front of your screen, click in the textbox and type your email address to convert the animation from GIF to Instagram video format. Once you have typed in your email address, click on the send option.
4. Open your email and select save video
Open your email inbox and find the email with your GIF video attached. Tap and hold the attachment, Now a savings and sharing menu will appear, there you need to select save video.
5. Open the Instagram app and share the GIF
In order to share the GIF video on your Instagram, you just need to tap the plus(+) icon placed at the bottom of the screen.
6. Tap on next
Now select the GIF that you have saved and click on next.
When you are ready to post it, Tap on share.
Congrats, you have successfully shared your GIF on your Instagram feed.
Now let’s learn : How to post GIF on Instagram Story.
How To Post GIF On Instagram Story?
1. Open Instagram
Open Instagram app on your smartphone
2. Click the story icon
In order to get the story feature, click on the camera icon visible at the top left side.
3. Add a new image to your story
To take a new picture, press on the capture button placed at the bottom of the screen.
4. Select the GIF option
On the top right corner, you will see a sticker icon. Simply click on it.
5. Find a suitable GIF and add it to your post
Now, you need to find a GIF that you would like to add to your post. Once you have found one, tap on it to add it.
6. Adjust and post your GIF
Tap and drag the sticker to wherever you would like it to appear on your post. When everything looks good, according to you, then click on the send to option placed at the bottom of the screen.
On the next page, Tap on the share button to share the post to your Instagram story.
So, there you have it, This is one of the most convenient and easy answers for how to post GIF on Instagram.
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