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Instagram launches GIF Stickers to IG Stories

Instagram introduced a new feature to its IG Stories – its called GIF Stickers. Users can now add fun moving stickers, powered by ‘Giphy’, to any photo or video in their Instagram Story.

Here’s how it works:

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. You can browse what’s currently trending on GIPHY or search their extensive collection to find a sticker for just about anything. 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.

Instagram also announced that they will be rolling out the ability to upload photos and videos of any size to your story — so users never have to lose part of a photo or cut a friend out of a group video. When users 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 color gradient that matches what users have shared.

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