Instagram Stories gets Stop-Motion to help create GIFs easily: Here's how it works

Stop-Motion lets you convert images into cool GIFs.

  • Published: November 2, 2017 11:04 AM IST

After introducing spooky filters for Halloween, Instagram has now introduced a new tool for Stories that lets you create GIFs easily. The tool, called Stop-Motion, is available in the latest update to Instagram version 21.0 on both iOS and Android. Here’s how you can use the new tool to make GIFs.

Whether you are on iOS or Android, head straight to the respective app store and update Instagram. Ensure that you are on the latest version before you start exploring the new GIF maker. Once you update, open the Story camera through Instagram. You can also swipe right from the home page to launch the camera.

Under the virtual shutter button, you will find multiple options, including the newly added Stop-Motion tool. Now, what the tool essentially does is capture a series of images, and stitch them together as a GIF. ALSO READ: Instagram introduces Superzoom feature: Here’s how to use it

You can easily capture more than 20 images for a GIF, however, it also depends on the storage available on your device. Once you capture images, the tool automatically converts it into a GIF. Watch the clip below to understand better how it works.


There are a few caveats here, you can not choose from the images you capture for the final GIF. This means, if you want to capture someone dancing, you will have to be specific while you are clicking the image as there is no way to pick and choose from the lot. Additionally, you can not choose existing images from your library for the GIF. As with other Stories, you can add text, filter, and other things to accessorize it. ALSO READ: You can now go live on Instagram with a friend

  • Published Date: November 2, 2017 11:04 AM IST