GIPHY offers a one-click solution to turn any GIF into a perfectly looped fifteen-second .mp4 for you to upload directly to Instagram.
Step One: If you’re on the GIPHY website, click on the Instagram icon below any GIF. The GIPHY Glove will present you with an email form.
Step Two: Enter your email and hit send. GIPHY will email you a .mp4 version of your GIF.
Step Three: Download the .mp4 onto your phone and upload to your Instagram. GIFs inside Instagram!
Step One: If you’re on the GIPHY mobile app, pressing the Instagram icon located under any GIF will automatically open Instagram, giving you a screen with two options: to add the GIF as a post to your feed, or add the GIF as a story.
Step Two: If you select “feed”, a .mp4, 15 second GIF will be put into a post, ready for you to add a caption to!
Step Three: If you select “story”, a mp4, 15 second GIF will be pushed into the Story creation tools. The GIF is able to be resized by pinching or expanding the screen, to ensure the entire GIF is visible in the vertical format of Instagram Stories.