Make free animations for Instagram.

Bring your Instagram stories, Reels, or posts to life with an animated character made for free with Adobe Express.

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How to make an animation for Instagram.

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1. Character & audio.

Pick a character. Upload an audio file or record your dialogue.

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2. Customize.

Preview your audio and animation. Change the character or background as desired.

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3. Continue editing.

Download your new Instagram animation to save or share, or keep editing in Adobe Express.

Choose your character.

Pick from a wide range of characters – including an animated unicorn, fox, robot, and more. Select your character based on your audio of choice, or one that best fits your Instagram brand or aesthetic. If you change your mind, you can swap your character for another at any point in the process.

Add audio to your animation.

Easily record your own voice to use as your character’s dialogue. You can also upload an audio file right from your device to make your character animation. Select done to process your audio and generate your animation. Preview to see your final results.

Customize your background.

Place your character in the perfect setting. Select from a variety of outdoor and indoor scenery. You can even keep it simple with your choice of solid color backdrops.

Share your new animation with your Instagram audience.

Choose your preferred canvas size based on how you plan to share your video. Use the dropdown menu to select Instagram as your output, then pick from preset sizes including stories, posts, and Reels. Instantly download your finished character animation right to your device to share with your friends and followers.

Make videos on the go.

Quickly and easily make videos on the go using Adobe Express. Trim, resize, change speed, and merge videos in seconds. Available on mobile and web.

Frequently asked questions.

What makes Adobe Express the best character animator for Instagram content?

Our Animate from audio tool empowers everyone to animate a character. All you have to do is pick a character and start recording your voice, then watch your animated character come to life in seconds.

No experience is required.

Can I make animations for Instagram on my phone?
Absolutely. Quickly and easily animate a character on your mobile device by recording or uploading audio, picking a character, and downloading.
What type of audio files can I upload?
You can upload WAV or MP3 audio files. It’s also possible to upload MP4 files as audio-only. If you’re using Safari as your browser, you can upload AIF files, as well.
How do I make different sizes of my animation?
Pick from various output sizes for Instagram, including square or landscape posts, stories, or Reels. Choose the option that works best for sharing your animation on Instagram.
Can I use Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, we have a free plan available for anyone. Enjoy everything you need to stand out, including dozens of quick action tools, thousands of templates, photo editing and effects, and much more. Explore our plans and pricing for details.