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You can now add GIFs to your Instagram Stories

Instagram has integrated GIPHY search engine for its new feature.

tech Updated: Jan 24, 2018 17:13 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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Instagram will soon let you upload photos and videos of any size on Stories(Reuters)

Instagram has been rolling out new features to make Stories more exciting. With the latest feature, Instagram lets you add GIFs to your Stories. This feature has been rolled out to the latest versions of Instagram for iOS and Android devices.

“When you tap to add a sticker to a photo or video in stories, you’ll now see a new GIF option. Tap it to open a library full of hundreds of thousands of moving stickers powered by GIPHY,” the Facebook-owned company wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

Users can also browse through currently trending topics on “GIPHY” platform or search their collection to find a sticker.

“From bouncing letters and twirling hearts to dancing cats and pizza in space, these animated stickers help you make any photo or video funny, interesting or creative,” the company added.

The photo-sharing platform will also roll out a feature that allows users to upload photos and videos of any size to their story, so they never have to lose part of a photo or edit anybody out of a group video.

“When you upload a photo or video, pinch to share it in its original dimensions, whether it’s square, portrait or landscape. Any extra room will be filled with a custom colour gradient that matches what you’ve shared,” the company added.

The GIF stickers feature is available as part of Instagram version 29 for both iOS and Android devices.

First Published: Jan 24, 2018 17:12 IST