How to Add a Personalized GIF to Instagram Stories

Published October 18, 2023

This video shows you how to share a reel as a story and add a GIF.

  1. Click on the paper airplane (bottom right).
  2. Then click Add to story (lower left).
  3. Go to the very top and change the background. Just tap on that a couple of times to get something that you like.
  4. Then enlarge by pinching and spreading out.

Add a GIF or image to your story

  1. Do not close Instagram.
  2. Open your photos or camera app.
  3. Find the image you want to use, tap the three dots on the top right, then tap copy.
  4. Go back to Instagram, tap and hold on your screen. The text prompt will appear, press and hold again and select paste. Move it around where you want it.
  5. Voila, tap the arrow to post!
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