Fix Instagram Gif Not Working or Not Loading

On your iPhone or android device when you send gifs on instagram and gifs are not working or not loading on iPhone or android then you need to make sure that you are connected to wifi internet connection and update instagram to latest version, clear cache of instagram app and check permissions and reinstall instagram app and other solutions below.

If you have updated instagram to latest version or having outdated version of instagram then many users have reported this issue of suddenly gifs are not loading or not opening in instagram and after updating instagram to latest version has resolved issue of gifs not loading or not working issue on instagram.

Why won’t my GIF work on Instagram?

If you are posting gifs on your instagram reel or post then you need to convert your gif to video format and then post it on instagram and instagram does not support gif on reels and you need to post it as video on instagram posts or reels.

Fix Instagram gif not working or not loading

Below solutions will help instagram gif not working on iPhone or android.

Force Restart Mobile and force close Instagram App

First thing you need to do is force close the instagram app on your mobile and you need to force restart your mobile and reboot your mobile and try instagram gifs and check.

Gif Format is Not GIF

If there is a gif format issue on instagram and the actual gif that you are sending on instagram chat or messaging is not actually gif format but it’s a jpg or other format then gif will not work on instagram and you need to send gif format only.

Check WIFI Internet Connection

If you are not connected to wifi or your mobile network or cellular data is slow or having poor wifi internet then you can experience this issue of instagram gif not working or not loading issue.

You need to disconnect and connect to wifi internet and check instagram gifs are working or loading properly or not..

Instagram Server Down Issue

If sometimes, there is an issue with istagram server issues and instagram is down or slow then you can experience the issue of gifs not loading or not working issue and if instagram server is down then you can see gif not working or not loading issue on instagram and you need to wait until server works properly.

Update Instagram to Latest Version

Step 1: Open Google Play store and search for instagram app

Step 2: Tap on update and update instagram to the latest version.

If you are running older version or updated instagram to latest version and since then gifs are not working on instagram or not loading then this is likely an issue with instagram update and you need to update instagram to latest version.

Clear Cache and Clear Data of Instagram App

Step 1: open settings and tap on Apps

Step 2: Select Instagram app from the list of apps and tap on it.

Step 3 :Now, tap on storage and tap on cache and clear cache of instagram app

Step 4: Tap on Clear Data and Clear Instagram data of instagram

Once you clear cache and clear data of instagram app then your issue of instagram not loading gif or not loading will be resolved.

Uninstall and Reinstall Instagram

You may need to uninstall and reinstall instagram app freshly and avoid gif not working on instagram issue.

Why Instagram GIF Not Working on iPhone or Android

This is due to poor wifi internet connection issue or it can be a cache issue or bulky cache of instagram which is preventing gif from loading on instagram and instagram update having bugs issue can cause gif not to load on instagram.

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