Instagram allows you to post videos, images as well as live photos. Do you know how to share live photos on Instagram? If you have no idea about it, this post will show you how to post a live photo on Instagram with 3 different methods.

Live Photo is a great feature that captures both video and sound. If you want to share live photos on Instagram, here are 3 different methods. (Try MiniTool MovieMaker to make a cool Instagram video!)

  1. Post live photo on Instagram Story
  2. Apply Loop or Bounce effect to live photo
  3. Convert live photo to video

Post Live Photo to Instagram Story

You can post live photos directly to Instagram Story. Here’s how to post a live photo on Instagram Story.

Step 1. Open the Instagram app.

Step 2. Tap the camera icon in the upper-left corner of your screen.

Step 3. Tap the icon located in the lower-left corner and pick the live photo that you wish to share on Instagram.

Step 4. After uploading the photo, press firmly on the screen until the word “Boomerang” appears. Then the live photo will be converted into a Boomerang.

Step 5. Tap Send To and Share to post the photo to Instagram Story.

Apply Loop or Bounce Effect to Live Photo

Another method is to apply Loop or Bounce effect to live photos. Here’s how:

Step 1. Go to the Photos app and open the live photo you want to use.

Step 2. Swipe up and you will see the three options: Live, Loop, and Bounce.

Step 3. Choose the Loop or Bounce option.

Step 4. Click on Share > Save to Files to save the photo.

Step 5. Then open the Instagram app and share the image to Instagram Feed or Story.

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Convert Live Photo to Video

To post a live photo on Instagram, you can save the live photo as a video and post it on Instagram. Here’s how to post a live photo on Instagram as a video.

Step 1. Find and open the live photo you want to save as a video.

Step 2. Click the share icon, scroll down and choose Save as video.

Step 3. Launch the Instagram app, click the + icon in the bottom menu.

Step 4. Select the video file and upload it to Instagram.

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Tip: How to Download Videos from Instagram

You find some interesting videos on Instagram and want to save them to your phone. How to download videos from Instagram? Here’s a quick guide.

Step 1. Copy the URL of the Instagram video.

Step 2. Visit the iGram website and paste the video link in the search box.

Step 3. Tap the Download button to analyze the URL.

Step 4. Once done, you can download the video to your phone.

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Now, you must know how to post a live photo on Instagram and how to download videos from Instagram. Follow the above methods and share your live photos on Instagram!

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