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Here's How To Post GIFs On Instagram

You can now add GIF "stickers" from Giphy to your Instagram stories.

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"GIF stickers" are now a thing you can add to your Instagram stories.

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GIF stickers are rolling out to all Instagram users today. Like the current stickers available for Instagram Stories, the new GIF stickers can be added or pinned to videos and photos in Stories. You can see what's trending or search for different GIF stickers, which are provided by Giphy.

First, make sure you have the latest version (29) of the app.

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In iOS, open the App Store app. Go to the "Updates" tab (bottom right), and if Instagram appears under "Pending," update the app.

Troubleshooting note: Even after updating, I didn't see the GIF stickers update. I had to uninstall and reinstall the app to force the new feature to appear. If you don't see the GIF update at first, try that! The feature is, indeed, rolling out to everyone today.

In Android, open the Play Store app. Go to the menu (top left), select "My apps & games," and under the "Updates" tab, check for Instagram and tap Update.


The GIF stickers look something like this.


By pressing down and holding the GIF sticker, you can pin it, too.

Now, if you want to post *actual* GIFs on Instagram, there are a couple of apps that can help you do that.


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