Instagram now offers GIF support in Stories

Delia Watkins
January 24, 2018

According to Instagram, "When you tap to add a sticker to a photo or video in stories, you'll now see a new GIF option".

Loop is quite similar to the Boomerang feature found on Instagram, which allows users to record a short three-second video and share it with their friends. Because the button is now placed prominently on the virtual keyboard, users might use it more often than when you needed a few more steps to go to the GIF-creating section.

As of now, it seems that the feature is only available on the iOS app, and hasn't made its way on to Android yet.

Instagram has just introduced "GIFStickers" for Instagram Stories; this an extension to the already existing "Sticker" option. You can type in your search here. If Instagram has a limit to the number of stickers you can add in a Story, it's pretty high-we verified that you can add more than 10, which is quite a lot given the limited real estate of an image.

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The new GIF making feature lets users record their own GIFs with their phone's cameras - both front and rear camera. Instagram announced that in the near future, you'll be able to upload a photo or video of any size to your Instagram story. Stay tuned for our next first-come-first-serve coverage of Instagram updates.

You'll now be able to overlay your photos and videos with animated stamps like accessories, sparkles, or word art. You can create two kinds of GIFs using Gboard - looping and fast-forward GIFs - and save them for later if you like them. For example, if you have a photo that was taken in landscape, the upload of the photo should no longer cut off the sides, unless you want it to.

The extra room around images or videos will be filled in by a color gradient that matches the file.

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