Gboard's built-in GIF creator featuring Motion Stills is already live on iOS

Gboard gif

Gboard gif

GIF stickers are available today as part of Instagram version 29 on iOS and Android.

Although making GIFs isn't particularly a new thing - you can easily turn your live photos into GIFs through Google's Notion Stills app - but adding the feature to Gboard makes it much easier and fun to do.

These stickers are provided by GIPHY, which is a service you'll be familiar with if you like to send GIFs through Facebook Messenger. You take a great photo, crop it, and then realize it looks totally wonky when you upload it to Instagram Stories. While some of them are available for download via Google Play Store, the new Gboard Go app hasn't been listed there yet.

Once you've selected your sticker, you'll place it on your story just like you would any other sticker. You can now create the GIFs using the keyboard itself, including using new effects to create animations.

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After you are done recording your GIF, you will then see a keyboard overlay. If Instagram has a limit to the number of stickers you can add in a Story, it's pretty high-we verified that you can add more than 10, which is quite a lot given the limited real estate of an image. You can add as many stickers as you want, and move and resize them'.

Besides the massive new change to the way people can craft Stories on the app, Instagram also announced that it will allow photos and video of any size to be uploaded to Stories. The content can be shared in its original dimensions, irrespective of its form (square, landscape, or portrait).

The extra room around images or videos will be filled in by a color gradient that matches the file.

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