Google Photos, like other Google apps, has improved a lot. It started with a simple photos/videos storing and sharing app, but now it has graduated to an app that allows users to share animation to Instagram on Android and iPhone. The process is pretty much simple on Android phones and tablets. However, on iOS devices, users have to rely on a third-party app to convert GIFs into videos as users cannot share animation or GIF directly on Instagram from iPhone or iPad. But there is a way. Read this tutorial and get to know how to share Google Photos animation to Instagram from Android and iPhone.

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Assistant is a cool feature in Google Photos. Do not mix this assistant with Google’s virtual assistant. Google Photos uses intelligent machine learning and quickly identifies people, places, and things. When you launch Google Photos on your smartphone, Assistant is the third option in the bottom menu. There, you will see four circular buttons viz. Album, Movie, Collage, and Animation. This means, your Assistant in Google Photos helps you create a new Album, Movie, Collage, and Animation.

How to Share Google Photos Animation to Instagram from Android and iPhone

How to Share Google Photos Animation to Instagram from Android and iPhone

Share Google Photos Animation to Instagram from Android

Android users have the edge over iOS owners when it comes to sharing Google Photos animation to Instagram. While iPhone and iPad users have to use a third-party app GiFLab, Android users can do this without any hassle.

Step #1. First off, open Google Photos on your Android device.

Open Google Photos on Android

Step #2. Tap on Assistant from the options from the bottom menu.

Tap on Assistant from bottom menu in Google Photos App

Step #3. Now tap on Animation from the top four options and select images to create animation.

Tap on Animation in Google Photos App

You can select minimum two and maximum fifty images.

Step #4. Once the images are selected, tap on CREATE option from the top right corner of the phone screen.

Select the Photos and Tap on Create in Google Photos App

Google Photos will quickly create an animation on your Android device; you can save that animation in the Album of your Google Photos app.

Note that some Android devices may not have a facility to store the animation on the default Gallery or Photos app. Such users can directly share Google Photos animation to Instagram.

Step #5. Next, tap on the Share button.

Tap on Share button in Google Photos Animation

Step #6. When sharing options appear, select Instagram Feed.

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Select Instagram Feed option to Share Google Photos Animation

Your device may show you two more options viz. Stories and Direct.

The app will begin to load your animation file. Note that Instagram may stop performing sometimes. In this case, you need to close the app and restart the process from scratch.

Step #7. When your animation file is prepared, you can crop your video and then arrow icon.

Crop Google Photos Animation video and then arrow icon

You can also use filters on Instagram to edit the video and then tap on Next.

Use filters on Instagram to edit and then tap on Next

Step #8. Finally, you can write a caption and tap on share your Google Photos animation to Instagram.

Tap on share your Google Photos animation to Instagram

Share Google Photos Animation to Instagram from iPhone/iPad

For iOS users, this task of sharing Google Photos animation is a bit difficult. They cannot do this directly as they have to convert the GIF into a video to share Google Photos animation to Instagram.

For this purpose, iPhone and iPad users have to download a paid app GiFLab.

Use GiFLab iOS App to Share Google Photos Animation to Instagram

To create animation, iOS users have to follow the same steps as mentioned above. Once the GIF file is created, they need to launch the GiFLab app on their iPhone or iPad and select ‘GIF to Instagram.’ Next, choose a recently created GIF and adjust the playback speed. And finally, tap ‘Save and share on Instagram.’

That’s all friends!

Remember, Google Photos on iOS allows users to save the animation directly on the default Photos app. This means they can share their animation files on other apps as well.

Alternatively, you can use GIPHY app to Post Animated GIFs on Instagram from Android and iPhone. But this app only allows you to share only those GIFs, which are in vogue. You have to search GIFs as per your mood and then share them on Android and iPhone. Google Photos allows you to create customized GIFs to share.

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