I wanted to post a live Instagram photo to the donut eaten next to CVS on Houston Street in New York. between Mott and Mulberry. The only problem is that live photos are not supported on Instagram. So I could not just type and post them in my feed without this becoming a normal still image. Fortunately, there is a great workaround.
Instagram's iOS app does not support GIF files, except for selected stickers in Instagram stories. So it makes no sense to convert a live photo to a GIF file. However, you can convert your live photo to a video file such as an MOV or MP4. With third-party apps like Lively and Motion Stills, you can easily do this while maintaining resolution. So if you value quality, I'll try one of these apps.
If you'd rather just have your live photo on Instagram without other apps involved, or you just want to publish your live photo in your latest story. Start a new story in Instagram by tapping the camera icon above or swiping directly on the screen. If there's no story started for the day, you can tap your profile picture in the "Stories" row at the top of your feed.
Swipe up or tap the gallery icon to see the content you've been capturing. Search and tap your live photo in the last 24 hours. You can also tap the name of the album and then search for "Live Photos" to see all the live photos on your iPhone (new or old).
If your new or old live photo in the story editor, long press on the image. If you have a 3D touch device, you should feel some haptic feedback, but not on other devices like the iPhone X R . After about a second, the word "Boomerang" should appear in any case, and your live photo will jump forward and backward. You do not even need the Boomerang app.
Now you can add filters, paste, add text, mute, draw, and otherwise improve. You can also tap the Next arrow to post it History Alternatively, you can tap the download arrow to save it in photos and upload it as a regular video post.
Note that the release of your new boomerang as a regular Instagram video if this Your ultimate goal is to lead to a slightly lower quality. If it is a landscape video, you probably will keep bars at the top and bottom of the video if you have not zoomed in at all while editing in the story editor. If you just zoom in so that the video in the Story Editor becomes square, it will appear in your post as a normal square. You just have to play around a bit to get a feel for how it works for regular posts.
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