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How to make GIF for Instagram | Social networks

Make GIF to post on Instagram possible with Gboard, Google's virtual keyboard for Android and iPhone (iOS). The tool allows you to create GIFs without the need to install other applications on your phone. The function is useful for those who want to produce personalized animations to send in chat apps or to publish on social networks such as Instagram Stories, for example.

In the following tutorial, check out how to make and post GIFs to Instagram Stories using Gboard. The procedure was performed on a Moto E4 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The tips are also valid for Apple phone users.

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Tutorial shows how to create and publish GIFs on Instagram Stories using Gboard Photo: Carolina Oliveira / TechTudoTutorial shows how to create and publish GIFs on Instagram Stories using Gboard Photo: Carolina Oliveira / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to create and publish GIFs on Instagram Stories using Gboard Photo: Carolina Oliveira / TechTudo

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Step 1. Open Instagram Stories and take a picture. Then tap on the text icon. Now, on the Gboard, tap on the face icon, left of the space bar;

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Access the Instagram GIF gallery Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Select the "GIF" tab and open "My GIFs". Tap on "Create a GIF" and make a short video that later should be converted to GIF;

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Create a custom GIF Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. After producing the video, tap on the button in the lower right corner of the screen to convert the images to GIF. Go back to the Gboard GIF gallery and tap on the GIF you just created;

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Add the GIF to Storie Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. On iPhone, when touching the GIF, the content will be copied to the clipboard. In this case, keep your finger pressed on the text cursor and, in the menu that appears, tap "Paste";

Paste the GIF into the Storie Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraPaste the GIF into the Storie Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Paste the GIF into the Storie Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. The animation will be added to your photo. After making the desired adjustments, tap "Your story" to post the GIF to your story or "Send to" to send the image to a friend;

Publishing GIF in the story or sending it to a friend Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraPublishing GIF in the story or sending it to a friend Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Publishing GIF in the story or sending it to a friend Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Ready! Take advantage of the tips to create personalized GIFs with Gboard and publish in your Instagram story.

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