Though late to the party in adding a feature like ‘Stories’, Instagram is picking up steam now! Snapchat, the platform where a feature like ‘Stories’ had its debut, is now losing some of its own steam in holding on to the fickle attention of the young generation. On the other hand, Instagram is adding new features to the mix every now and then, putting layers of user experience nirvana in developing a product that satisfies the youngsters.
In its new feature upload, Instagram will allow GIFs to be added to ‘Stories’. Previously only still images could be used to create ‘Stories’. The GIFs you can use are preloaded through a function labelled as GIPHY. You will find plenty of GIFs to choose from and you can click on the selected ones to create the ‘Story’ you like.
The GIPHY database is available for users of Instagram. By clicking on a button tagged ‘GIF’, you can open your door to this database. Instagram is proactive in showing you what’s hot and what’s not, with the most trending GIFs of the hour showing up higher on the pecking order. There’s also a search bar to help you find the exact GIF you want. You can conduct genre specific searches for the right GIFs.
Of course, there’s no limit to how many GIFs you can add to ‘Stories’. The GIPHY database and GIFs are available to iOS and Android users on the latest edition of Instagram.
There’s also a sneak peek of what’s coming up on this photo sharing site: a new feature to add media files without having to crop them, as you have to do now! Stay tuned for updates here.