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How to Make a Custom GIF to Use on Instagram - An Easy Guide

Custom GIFs can improve engagement from your audience, bring in new followers, and teach people about your brand. Check out the video below to learn how easy it is to make a gif to post on your Instagram stories.

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Have you ever wondered how brands and creators create fun Instagram Stories GIFs like these?

Well, in this video, I'll be showing you exactly how to do it, all with just a few free websites and your phone camera.

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Step #5: Find your GIF on Instagram Stories

It usually takes a few hours for your Giphy to upload to the system and become searchable, so be patient. Take your dog out for a walk, put some cucumbers on your eyes, take a nap, you know, whatever feels right. Then, check back later in the day to officially use it. 

Once it's uploaded, you'll be able to open Instagram and find your GIF. See, it's right there when I search Later Media and if you want to level up the design of your Instagram Stories, we've got some gorgeous templates we created in partnership with Storyluxe that are totally free. We'll link them in the description below, as well as a few blogs to help you increase your engagement and views across your Stories.

If you enjoyed this video, don't forget to hit "Like" and "Subscribe". Thanks so much for watching, and let us know what tutorial you want to see next in the comments below. See you later.

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