Instagram Makes Your Stories More Garish Than Ever With GIF Stickers

By Kim Snaith on at

Just in case the endless feed of other people's photos of themselves trying to be interesting wasn't annoying enough, Instagram's latest update add GIF stickers — little animations that can overlay your uploads to make them more "creative"... or "tacky".

Once your Instagram has updated to the latest version (29), you'll see a GIF option - but only when uploading to stories. It'll allow you to browse a Giphy library filled with gif animations, any number of which you can add to your story. Here's an awful example, courtesy of Instagram's blog:

Oh boy.

Instagram's also going to be making some changes to how you share photos on your story - allowing you to add photos of any size, so you don't have to make unnecessary crops. [Instagram blog]