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You can now add GIFs to your Instagram Stories

You can now add GIFs to your Instagram Stories

The GIF stickers can be added to any still photo, video, or boomerang in the Instagram app - and you can share them in your stories as well as download and save them for later. In this time, it has grown to 300 million DAU (Daily Active Users).

Instagram made adding GIFs to Stories easy by having them work as stickers.

GIF stickers will be available as part of Instagram version 29 on iOS and Android, while modifications on story upload will be available in the coming weeks.

Google has silently updated its Gboard app for iOS, adding its GIF making button next to the word suggestion bar. It only takes a couple of steps beyond adding a "normal" sticker to your photo or video. While tapping to add a sticker, you will come across a new Instagram GIF option from now onwards. There, next to the Hashtag sticker, you will now see a GIF sticker with a lens icon. But an upcoming update to the keyboard will bring the button right next to the word suggestion bar, so it will be much easier to use your front and back camera to record insane facial expressions and turn them into fun GIFs to send to your friends. Instagram's GIF library is "full of hundreds of thousands of moving stickers" and is supported by GIPHY, the platform said. On a more wider scale, Instagram is crucial for selling products for businesses.

Troubleshooting note: Even after updating, I didn't see the GIF stickers update. The app will show animated GIFs as a sticker option in Stories for users. Let us know if you are happy with the inclusion of this feature in Instagram Stories, share your thoughts in the comments section below. If you like you can also upload an image of your own that can be used as a background.

In terms of market size, Instagram Stories only has from the likes of Stories.

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