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How To Upload GIF to Instagram

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. We should put our attention to the picture that has text that is used to describe the visual image. There is many creative ways to bring forth attention to our images by the use of editing, picture filters, and personal stories on Instagram that allows that person to compose and draw on their images in an artistic manner. But there is no clear evidence of people being able to upload these images on Instagram. But we can post a GIF-like mini video to Instagram with the methods below.

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.

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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.

There is a great application called Wondershare Filmora that 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

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Step 1: 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: You can then edit the gif by adding text, music and different colors.

Step 13: 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: 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: Use Boomerang to make gif-like videos for Instagram

People have wondered how they can post their favorite GIF images to Instagram so that they can share it with friends and family. The Boomerang application is one of the solutions, friends. It is an application that is easy to use with few options.

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: Users can choose their front or rear camera on their phone. Then, they can face the camera at the object that they want to film by pressing the white circle button at the bottom of their phone.

Step 13: The Boomerang application allows each user to shoot up to 10 images at a fast rate and then gives them the option to put all ten images together as one. It is a quick and easy process.

It looks like a mini video with no sound and it will start at the beginning when the ten images finish with the loop feature.

Step 4: After you finish your mini GIF video, you can share it on Instagram right away. When you select the share button, it will pull up the Instagram icon with the small video you just created that will be loaded and ready to edit.

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.


However, if you want to make a GIF online, Filmora meme maker is your ultimate solution. It helps you make image, GIF and video memes directly without watermark. It is totally FREE to use and no sign up. You can change text size, color and position to create caption when you are editing. You can also put text inside or outside in GIF. Just with a few clicks, your GIF is done. Try it now!

Sep 29,2018 15:02 pm
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