A few days after the release of the previous update, which also introduced to this social network, the option shows the status of the activity, allowing the possibility to find out what the last access was from its followers, Instagram returns to the update making changes to Stories, which are enriched with the long-awaited arrival of the GIF.
WHAT IS GIFS?
Used in the early 2000s and then forgotten by many, GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is nothing more than simple animations used to communicate mood and expression, an alternative to static emoji. What distinguishes GIFs from the latter is actually their animation: in some cases they are bitmap images that make small moves, in others, instead – most widely used recently, especially on Facebook – are sketches a few seconds without sound from larger videos such as movies, episodes of TV series, music clips, etc.
The retrieval and subsequent reuse of large GIFs is due to Social Networks, which have introduced in recent years the ability to incorporate these images into conversations or comments. GIFs are widely used to express, in a simple and rather fun way, what we would like to say in words.
INSTAGRAM is updated with the introduction of GIFS in stories
Stories have earned the majority of Instagram users, letting them tell their fans about what you do, whether they’re at parties, walking around town or in bed at home, thanks to the publication of photos or small videos will appear on the fans’ notice board with the promise of self-destruction 24 hours after the publication of the content itself. More than one hundred and fifty million users use Instagram Stories every day, many of which also create nice polls. With this latest update, therefore, Instagram introduces the ability to import GIFs into their own stories, creating something more dynamic and fun.
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Positioning GIF in stories is really very simple, just follow the steps that we will shortly explain. However, before proceeding with your short guide, we recommend that you install the official Instagram application, not only because an informal version may not have been updated yet to prepare for the arrival of the GIF but also in terms of personal data security and illegal use of the information issued when using the platform. Now let’s get to the driver to import GIFs into history.
Guide To Add GIFs to Your Instagram Stories
- Make sure you’re on the latest version of the Instagram app.
- Force-quit the Instagram app and reopen.
- Swipe right from your feed or tap the icon on the top left to open the camera.
- Capture a photo or video; when you’re done, you should see a smiley face icon at the top, next to the drawing and text tools.
- Tap the smiley face icon.
- Tap the sticker marked by an animated GIF.
- Choose any sticker from the trending page or use the search bar to find a GIF sticker to perfectly match any moment. You can add as many stickers as you want, and move and resize them.