Instagram adds GIF stickers to stories with GIPHY support

Instagram adds GIF stickers to stories with GIPHY support

Other recent updates include the option to follow hashtags, Instagram pushing more recommended content, and the ability to share live videos in direct messages. Instagram has announced that Stories now supports animated GIF stickers, allowing you to add a little extra flair to the photos and videos you post to as stories. Individually, you share photos, videos, and stories of your day with different kinds of filters and stickers. Here's what to do.

After you tap this button, it lets you record in two modes- "Loop", which is a Boomerang you can record for three seconds, and the second mode is "Fast-Forward", which lets you record up to one-minute clip and speeds up the result. With just a few quick finger tweaks you can make it part of the scene, as if it was always there all along. On doing this, a new window will open up where you'll be able to see a number of GIFs from Giphy's database.

Enter the word or phrase of your choosing, and then select your GIF. On the top right corner of the keyboard, you will notice the button that allows you to go between the rear camera and the front camera.

GIFs can also be resized by pinching fingers inwards for a small size or outwards for a bigger size.

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Adding a more comprehensive library of GIFs to Instagram is another way of one-upping its competitor, which is bleeding users and advertisers at the moment.

Now you can add fun, expressive GIF stickers to any photo or video in your story. Stay tuned for our next first-come-first-serve coverage of Instagram updates.

Instagram has teamed up with Giphy to add GIF stickers as a new feature on Instagram Stories.

Users can add as many GIFs as they want by repeating the steps.