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GIFs are everywhere. They’re on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Reddit–but what about Instagram? Is it even possible to share your own GIF on Instagram? Instagram doesn’t currently support the GIF image format, so officially speaking, there’s no way to upload GIF on Instagram. But wait!

Of course, Instagram is mainly used to share images and videos of yourself, of your daily life. However, it is also used to share images you found on the internet for example. So far, there had been no real way to share GIFs with someone since Instagram only posts a static image of the animation. However, there’s a nifty workaround which will let you share GIF on Instagram without any hiccups. Let’s see how this works:

See Also: Upload Photos to Instagram from PC or Mac

Share Your Own GIF on Instagram Using GIPHY:

GIPHY offers a one-click solution to turn any GIF into a perfectly looped fifteen-second .mp4 for you to upload directly to Instagram. Yes, we are going to turn the GIF into a video. By far, this is the only way to upload GIF on Instagram.

Step 1: First of all, you have to download GIPHY [Android | iOS] app and sign up for an account.

How to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram

Step 2: Now, you have to open the app and click on the GIF that your want to upload. In fact, if you have your own GIF either on phone or on Internet, you can simply upload your GIF in GIPHY app.

How to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram

Step 3: Select the GIF from your Gallery that you want to upload in the GIPHY app. Once you are done selecting the GIF, click on Upload GIF option. You have to wait for a while and you will be able to see your GIF in the app.

How to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram

How to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram

Step 4: Now, you have to open the GIF and then click on the three-dot option. From the list of options, click on the Instagram icon.

How to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram

 

Step 5: Now, as soon as you click on the Instagram app, you will see that your GIF has moved to it, in form of video.

How to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram

Step 6: Finally, enter a caption, effects, etc. you wish to add with your GIF. After it is done, click on share button. Your file will be uploaded on Instagram.

How to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram

How to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram

That’s it! This is the easiest way to Share Your Own GIF on Instagram. In case of any query or doubt, don’t forget to comment down below.

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