Instagram and GIPHY team up, add GIF stickers to your stories today
Add animated GIFs to your stories: you may have dreamed about it, Instagram did it. The application announces a partnership with the specialized platform GIPHY, which allows you to add animated stickers to your stories, today.
Insert a GIF into an Instagram story?
You can add animated GIFs to your published photos and videos in your Instagram stories. GIFs are in the same place as stickers (location, hashtag, time, temperature, Instagram survey …). You can add them just after making your photo or video to add to your story.
You access the most popular GIFs and you can search to find the GIF of your choice.
Instagram has partnered with GIPHY, the famous animated GIF search engine, to design this feature.
Like any sticker, just select it and drag it on your photo / video. You can enlarge, reduce, and rotate with two fingers.
Instagram wishes here to reinforce the playful side of the app. A new blow for Snapchat, which recently allows the sharing of stories outside the application.
Photos and videos of any format in the stories
Instagram also announces that in a few weeks, you will be able to add photos and videos of any size in the stories (portrait orientation as today, but also pictures in square or landscape format). The empty space on the screen will be filled with a gradient corresponding to the colors of the photo.
GIF stickers are available in version 29 of the Instagram app (Android and iOS). Check your updates!