Instagram and mobile devices have massified the elaboration of videos and today anyone can do it. A nice detail is to make a birthday video to that person so dear to us, few things make us feel special people like that remember and entertain us on this important day that often allows us to remember happy moments of our life.
You can make a video composed of a series of photos of or with the birthday person or you can record yourself sending them a birthday message, this can be enhanced and made more fun by adding effects, such as adding filters, stickers, gif, or featured letters that celebrate the occasion.
Let’s take advantage of Instagram to shorten the distance with those who are far away from us by putting into practice the following recommendations.
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How to add a birthday sticker to an Instagram video?
The first thing you have to do is to upload your video, to do this open the instagram application and go to the home screen, if you are not in it select the icon that looks like a house, then move the screen to the right and you will see the option to add a new publication, add the video made.
The application will take you to the editing screen where you can print your style as you want to add a sticker allusive to this date just choose the icon of the smiley face that is at the top.
You will see a menu with a search box at the top, put in it the words ‘Happy Birthday’ by clicking on search (magnifying glass icon) and you will automatically see the stickers related to this date. Select the one you like. And that’s it.
What should you do to add a ‘Happy Birthday’ Gif in a video?
A gif are small format images and whose animation lasts a few seconds unlike the stickers that lack animation, add them to a video is a fairly simple procedure similar to that used in the reels.
The procedure to follow is quite similar to the insertion of stickers with a couple of additional steps, to do this follow the procedure mentioned above in the stickers, when you get the popup screen, locate a label that says ‘@gif’ and select it.
You will see another screen with gifs of various themes, at the top there is a search box, put the words ‘Happy Birthday’ click on search and you will see several gifs related to this topic.
Select the one of your preference, remember that you can modify the size and position of the gif on the screen, place them as you wish and that’s it, you only have to publish the video in the usual way, either in a story or as a post in your feed.
For iOS devices the procedure to follow to add a gif is the same as for Android environments and we have explained in the previous section. So feel free to review so that you can place the one you like the most on your iPhone.
How to add colorful letters in your Happy Birthday videos?
Once you are in the video editing screen go to the top where you can see a series of icons, look for the one with letters.
At the bottom you will see the font style options which you can choose to your liking, on the left side you have a bar to control the size of the words and at the top another icons to set the color of the letters, the position, motion effects and lights and shadows to highlight your sentences. You can modify it according to your preference
Finally click on the ‘Done’ button at the top left and you will have added phrases and letters to your style. All that’s left is to send the video. Remember that you can save editing filters in the gallery of your cell phone by selecting the down arrow icon in the editing ribbon.
How to tag a person in the Happy Birthday video made on Instagram?
You can also mention, if you wish, the person you want to fete or another acquaintance you want to include in the publication, the procedure is quite similar to the one done when you want to add a gif, for this you have to do the following:
In the video editing screen locate in the ribbon of icons at the top the one with a square shape and a happy face, select it, next you will see a series of labels of different colors, choose the one that says ‘@mention’, you will see the label in question, but in a modifiable format.
If you are observant, you must recognize that in the lower part that will be changing according to the name you put, select the profile you want to tag and that’s it. Repeat this action as many times as people you want to tag.