3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Can you post a live photo on Instagram?” Is the question that brought you here? Well, you’re on the right page. In this post, we’ll tell you three methods to post a Live Photo to Instagram story or post from your iPhone.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Live Photos are videos that capture 1.5 seconds before and after pressing the Capture button. They sometimes capture reactions or moments you might have missed. You can easily share Live Photos on apps like Instagram. Let’s begin.

1. Post Live Photo as Boomerang in Instagram Story

Instagram offers a feature to add Live Photos as Boomerang on stories.

Method 1: For Updated Instagram App

To make your iPhone Live Photo upload to Instagram, follow these steps:

1. Take a Live Photo on your iPhone. (To enable Live Photos, open the Camera app and tap the concentric circles icon at the top. If there’s a bar on the icon, Live Photos is disabled. Press the Shutter button to capture a Live Photo.)

2. Open the Instagram app and tap the Your Story button at the top to create a new story.

3. Select the Live Photo you want to post from the photos and videos on your iPhone. Look for the Boomerang icon on the Live Photos. This indicates that they are compatible with Instagram.

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3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Step 4: Tap the Boomerang icon to add the Boomerang effect. This step is necessary, otherwise, the Live photo will be added as a static picture. Note: Long-pressing the screen also enables the Boomerang effect. You can also choose other effects like Slow-mo, Echo, or Duo from the list at the bottom. Step 5: Tap Done.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Step 6: Add text, stickers, or write on your story. Finally, select the Your Story button at the bottom to post the iPhone Live Photo on Instagram story.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Congratulations! You have published an Instagram live photo. The story will say ‘Boomerang by Instagram’ at the top.

Method 2: On Older Instagram Versions

If the above method doesn’t work or you don’t see the Boomerang icon on Live Photos, follow these steps to post the live photo as a boomerang in your Instagram story.

Step 1: In the Instagram app, tap on the (+) icon at the bottom and select Story.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Step 2: Tap on the Boomerang option on the left side.

Step 3: Tap on the Gallery at the bottom and choose the Live Photo.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Step 4: Long-press the screen to enable the Boomerang effect or tap the Boomerang icon at the top. Press Done.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Step 5: Edit your Boomerang story. Then, post it on Instagram.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Tip: Learn how to hide an Instagram story from someone.

2. Add Live Photo as a Video in Instagram Post or Story

Another way to post Live Photos to Instagram is by converting them into videos. This method allows you to add Live Photos as videos in Instagram posts or stories.

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Follow these steps to convert a Live Photo into a video and post it on Instagram:

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Open the Live Photo you want to post on Instagram.

Step 3: Tap the three-dot icon and select Save as Video.

Note: If the Save as Video option doesn’t appear, tap the Share icon and select Save as Video.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

The Live Photo is converted to a 3-second video that appears in the Photos app next to the Live Photo. The 3-second video functions like a regular video.

Step 4: Open the Instagram app and post the converted video as a post or story, just like any other video.

3. Download Boomerang and Add to Instagram Post

If the native method doesn’t work to convert and add Live Photos to Instagram posts, there’s another way. First, add a Live Photo to your Instagram Story. Once the app converts it into a Boomerang, download the story without posting it. The steps are as follows:

1. Open the Instagram app and create a new story.

2. Select the Live Photo.

3. Tap the Boomerang icon and press Done.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Step 4: Instead of publishing the story, tap the three-dot icon and select Save. This will download the Instagram Boomerang video to your iPhone.

3 Ways to Post a Live Photo on Instagram Story or Post

Step 5: Create a new Instagram post, and choose the downloaded video from Step 4 to share as an iPhone Live Photo.

FAQs on Posting a Live Photo on Instagram

1. Making a Reel with Live Photos on Instagram

To use Live Photos in Instagram Reels, convert them to video or download the Boomerang video, then post it in Instagram Reels.

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2. Converting a Live Photo into a GIF

Convert a live photo into a GIF using shortcuts. Refer to our detailed guide for instructions.

Customize Your Instagram

Now that you know how to post a Live Photo on Instagram, you may want to enhance the Instagram story before posting. Check out the best text tips for Instagram stories.

Mehvish

Mehvish Mushtaq, a computer engineer, developed the first Android app for Kashmir called Dial Kashmir. She received the prestigious Nari Shakti award from the President of India for this achievement. With over 6 years of experience, she writes about technology, specializing in how-to guides, explainers, tips and tricks for Android, iOS/iPadOS, social media, and web apps. Her posts can be found on MakeTechEasier, TechWiser, and NerdsChalk.

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