Social Alert: Instagram Introduces GIF Stickers and Multiple Dimension Story Uploading

On January 23rd, 2018 Instagram announced it will now add fun, interactive GIF stickers that you can use on your pictures or videos through stories!


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GIF stickers will be powered by GIPHY, an online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share animated GIF files. You can browse pretty much anything, from crystals, glasses to funny faces; you’ll be able to add some pizzazz to your stories.

GIFs can be found in the sticker section of your story.

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They also announced ANOTHER exciting new feature that will allow users to upload photos and videos in various dimensions. Have you ever uploaded a photo or video on your story and lost the original proportions of your content (maybe even cut out your best friend, just kidding) ? Well, you wont have to worry about that anymore, because this new update will now upload photos and videos in its original dimensions. Whether that’s square, portrait or landscape Instagram has got your back!

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GIF stickers are available as of today as part of the version 29 update on both IOS and Android. Uploading improvements will be released in the coming weeks.

So, how will you be utilizing this new update? how will you add a little bit of Insta-glam to your story this week?

Comment below: which of the most recent Instagram updates are your absolute favorite?

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❤ Jess