Adding animations to Instagram is an awesome way to add variety to your stream, but it’s not straight forward. They don’t allow gifs, but you can upload videos.
So what we need to do is convert the gif to a video, and to do that we can either:
- Use a third party desktop app. Personally I use Screenflow.
Giphy is great, and free. But the workflow is a little cumbersome.
Using a third party app is easy, if you know how to use the software, but if you’re not into video editing then there can be a learning curve. Plus you have to pay for the software.
- To use Giphy you will need an account which is free to create.
- Then upload your animation
- You can then follow the instructions on the Giphy website for posting to Instagram.