How to Upload a GIF to Instagram

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  2. What is a GIF?
  3. How to Upload a GIF to Instagram
  4. How to Make the Most of Instagram Stories GIFs
  5. The Takeaway

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What is a GIF?

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How to Upload a GIF to Instagram

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How to Make the Most of Instagram Stories GIFs

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The Takeaway

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