Instagram is a platform that was born to fulfill a very simple function : share the photos you took from your smartphone. Over the years, this social network has been expanding, offering many more options. Since there is much that we cannot express with text alone, since an image is worth a thousand words, more and more users and companies decide to include GIFs on Instagram. And, more specifically, in their stories.
GIF on Instagram has become a key element, without which this social network is no longer conceived. Among the reasons for its popularity and increasing use, the following stand out:
- There are all kinds and on any subject
- They are fun and very visual
- Its movement and aesthetics very easily capture attention
Here I listed some of the ways to upload GIF on Instagram.
Use Giphy to upload the GIF
To start, we will need to have a GIF that we want to publish. We can get lost in the Internet and search among millions of options, or we can also use one of these applications and create our own GIFs. Currently, it is not possible to share GIFs on Instagram, although there are a number of tricks that will help us bypass this restriction . Giphy is one of the most important GIF platforms, where we can find millions of moving images.
Instagram only accepts photos or videos, so we will have to convert the GIF to video . The easiest way is to go to Giphy and choose one of those that appear on the platform or upload one from our team. We can also use the desktop version or the application for Android or iOS . Once we have the GIF in Giphy, we will simply have to click “Share” and choose the purple square with the Instagram logo.
Imgur is another important platform where you can upload and find millions of GIFs. If we create an account, we can upload the GIFs we want and then view them from the mobile device, download them in video format and publish them.
If you like slightly more complicated things and use Photoshop , there is a way to convert GIFs to videos. We simply have to open the GIF, go to File> Export and Render Video. Don’t worry about the settings , the ones that come by default should work perfectly. Once we have the video clip, we can send it by email, Dropbox or any other method to our device.
GifLab is the best option to share GIF on Instagram for iOS users. Although it is not a free app you have to pay 2.99$ to download this application. After all the steps to upload GIF in Instagram is very easy only. First you have to download any GIF image from google or anyother website. Then open that GIF image using GifLab application there you will be prompted to share GIF to Instagram simply click it that’s ll your image will be uploaded to your instagram account.
Using Wondershare Filmora
You can use Wondershare Filmora application to post GIF on Instagram. But you need desktop to use Wondershaer Filmora because it is available only in desktop. Open Filmora application and choose the GIF image from the media library that you want to post in your Instagram account. Then choose the aspect ratio to 1:1 and export it as MP4 file thats ll now upload it in your instagram account.
So far I have explained all the available tricks to share GIF on Instagram. Use it now and surprise your friends with this trick. If you have any other working method please feel free to comment it below then it will be useful for many people. And if you have any doubt means tell that also I will help you to clear it.