In a recent update release, Instagram has added the option to add Live Photos to Instagram stories on iPhone and turn them into Boomerangs, all this from within the app itself. The only limitation at present time is that Live Photos can only be used in your stories (not in your main Instagram feed), although this may change in the future.
Of course capturing Live Photos with the iPhone camera is a lot of fun, but till now when you shared those moments with friends through Instagram the “Live” aspect of the photo disappeared and only the still picture posts to the service instead. Now this has been changed and in this post, we will show you how to turn your Live Photos into Boomerangs in your Instagram stories.
How To Post Live Photos On Instagram
In order to add Live Photos to Instagram stories you must have Live Photos available on your iOS 10 device. The Live Photos have to be available in your Camera roll as Instagram won’t allow you to shoot a Live Photo directly from the app itself. Due to the time limitation put on what can be uploaded to your Instagram stories, your Live Photos also have to be shot within the last 24 hours in order to be visible in the image picker.
Step 1) Launch the Instagram app on your iOS 10 iPhone and click on the Camera icon in the upper left corner to create a new story.
Step 2) Swipe up on the screen to reveal photos from your Camera roll that are eligible to be uploaded to your story.
Step 3) Pick the Live Photo you want to upload to your story.
Step 4) Once your photo is loaded in the editor, 3D Touch on the screen by pressing firmly with your finger. You will see a loading wheel appear on the screen briefly, and the word Boomerang flash. That’s it. You have created a Boomerang based on your Live Photo.
Step 5) Proceed to annotate the animated GIF and share it to your story as you would with any other photo or video.
This new Instagram update also brought support for the wide color capture and display of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices.