How to upload or put any Gif from the Internet into my Instagram story

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One of the latest news that the various social networks have added to their platforms is that of upload and share the same stories. These stories are usually quite useful in case you want to share a picture or video, but they don't last more than 24 hours on the platform.

Likewise, several methods have been added to the stories to personalize them beyond the content they present. I mean, you can add lyrics, music and even gifs, which are not limited to those presented by the platform, as you can put any Gif from the Internet to your story.



For this reason, we will show you a guide with simple steps so that you can learn how to upload or to insert easily any Gif from the Internet in your Instagram story.

Why can't I put GIFs in my Instagram story?

One of the latest innovations that has been added to Instagram stories was the possibility of inserting animated Gifs in the same to make the stories more suggestive and thus get more views on Instagram stories. However, some users report that not being able to put Gifs in their Instagram Stories.

If this is the case for you, the reason why you cannot add Gifs to your Instagram Stories may be due to the fact that the version of the application you have installed on your mobile device is old and does not have the ability to add Gif. 

On the other hand, there are times when you cannot insert Gifs in stories, it does not depend on the version of Instagram you have installed on your Android or iOS device, but on the platform of the social network. Well, it usually does purifications with respect to Gif that it believes have racist, violent motivations, or that discriminate against other users of some kind.



Therefore, you should make sure you use Gif in your Instagram Stories that are suitable to be viewed without any inconvenience on the platform.

How to upload or put any Gif from the Internet into my Instagram story?

Instagram has a wide variety of Gifs that you can insert according to your preferences in the Instagram stories that you want to share with your followers, however, the inconvenience occurs when you want to add a Gif to these stories from the Internet or that is not found on the Social network.

In this case, the best option available to you is to change the keyboard of your Android or iOS device to one that supports Gifs. Once you have this accessory, you need to enter the Instagram platform and upload a story or add the history of Instagram from your mobile gallery.

Next, instead of going to the 'Stiker' section, you have to select the 'Add text' option. Now, in this window, your device keyboard will be displayed and to add any Gif from the Internet to your Instagram story, you need to select this section on the keyboard to add the Gif from there.

Finally, after selecting the Gif you want to add to the story, you will only have to insert it in the image or video you want to share, as if it were a text box and voila, you just have to upload your story to Instagram with this Internet Gif.


How to upload or insert a personalized Gif in my Instagram story?

The Instagram platform has a large number of Gifs that you have at your disposal to add to any story you want to share. Many times this amount and much more of their variety, so you need to resort to external ways to add GIFs of any kind to story images and videos.


For this, if you want add a personalized Gif to your story or that you have seen on the internet, you just have to add it and save it in the Gif of the keyboard that has this support, as we explained in the previous section.


Therefore, once you have added the personalized Gif or downloaded from the internet, the procedure for adding it to your Instagram stories is not overly complicated. Well, once you enter the editing window of your story, you have to enter the 'Add text' section and select the custom Gif you want to add, and finally share it.


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