Instagram is an awesome social media application where people can instantly share their personal videos and pictures with their devoted followers and the entire world. But there is no clear evidence of people being able to upload GIFs on Instagram like on Facebook and Twitter.
But we can post a GIF-like mini video to Instagram with the methods below.
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How to Upload GIF to Instagram
Here we introduce two ways to upload GIF to Instagram
Method 1: Convert your gif to video
It is great that Instagram allows all of its users to post videos that are up to fifteen seconds. This can be regarded as an alternative for animated GIF file.
You can post this video successfully by choosing a Start time and end time so that you can cut down the video clip to the required 15 seconds.
Here we recommend Wondershare Filmora which is an extremely great editing tool for videos. It allows you to convert your GIF images to videos instantly with no hassle or if you want to change your videos back to GIF images.
How to convert GIF to video with Wondershare Filmora
Step 1. Open the Filmora software
Wondershare Filmora application should be opened on your computer after downloading. Then, you upload the gif file that you choose into the Filmora program.
Step 2. Editing your gif
You can then edit the gif by adding text, music and different colors.
Step 3. Export the video
The next step is to select Create Video and select MP4 as your format. Or you can save it directly to your mobile device. Then, Wondershare Filmora will turn your animated GIF image into a video.
Step 4. Upload to Instagram
Lastly, open up Instagram app, choose the desired video from your image gallery, edit, add a written description and upload it to your profile for the world to see.
Method 2: Using Giphy app to upload and share your favorite gif directly to Instagram
Giphy is popular GIF collection and community site, it also allows you to search your favorite gifs and then post them to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, as well as Instagram. It will convert and save the gif as a 15-second MP4 video into your camera roll for your to open it in an Instageam post directly.
which allows you to trim a video online without registration request, and totally free.
Step 1: Once you've downloaded the application, it will ask for your authority to access your camera on your smart phone before you are able to start your first GIF-like video.
Step 2: Open the app and search for the GIF you want to post, you can also create a GIF by yourself.
Step 3: Choose a purple box with an Instagram symbol in the Sharing options, then Giphy will try to open your Instagram app. Go and open you Instagram app, and post the video file you just generated with Giphy.
You have the option to crop your clip, use filters to put different effects, and place your small image before adding text below it to describe your GIF video to the world. After you post your video, it will play and automatically show your mini video from beginning to finish in your follower's news feeds.
It will have a label showing that it is a Boomerang video. Your followers can click on the app and download it as well for themselves.
Now you know how to post gifs on instagram. If you have any other ideas that can also upload a gif onto instagram, leave your comments and let us know!
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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