You can react to Instagram Stories with GIFs – Here’s how

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Instagram has now introduced a feature which allows users to reply to Insta Stories by using GIFs. Instagram has entered a collaboration with GIPHY to enable this new feature.

Before this, users were only able to react to Stories with emojis or post a comment and now with this GIFs feature, they will find new ways to engage with users.

The announcement was made by Instagram on its official Twitter page. In order to use the latest feature, Instagram users will have to update their app with the latest version.

Here is how users can react to Instagram Stories with GIFs

  • First open Instagram app on your phone
  • Then click on Insta Story/Stories for which you want to reply with GIFs
  • Follow this with by tapping on send message and then you would see GIF option to the right
  • Now, search GIFs that you wish to send as a reply to Insta Stories
  • Click on the selected GIF which you wish to send
  • Press send the GIF is sent. One can now see by clicking on the Message icon where it will be shown that you replied to a Insta Story with a particular GIF.

Not only the GIFs, the users can also send animated stickers to reply to Insta Stories of friends and followers. This feature is the perfect way to break the monotony simply replying to the Insta Stories with plain text.

There will be more surprises in store as Instagram will release a number of areactions for its direct messages feature. A reverse engineer named Jane Manchun Wong has already mentioned the the photo sharing app is already working on a reaction feature since October last year.

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