How to do the Instagram “get to know me” GIF Challenge everyone is losing it over

Everyone loves a good challenge — especially if it doesn’t involve the consumption of Tide Pods — and Instagram’s latest “get to know me” GIF Challenge is no exception. It’s like if a personality test had a baby with one those “fill in the blank” friendship journals we loved growing up. The only difference is that it’s in GIF form (making it way more fun, in our humble opinion). If you haven’t yet seen dozens of these popping up on your friends’ Instagram Stories, then don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

The OG creator of the GIF Challenge is artist Martina Martian, and she has several “get to know me in GIFs” challenges to choose from. There are two general templates (having you present a snapshot of your mood, day-to-day life, favorite things) and even one that allows you to depict your favorite movie.

Now let’s get to the good part: here’s how you do the “get to know me” GIF Challenge.

Step 1: On your phone, go to Martina Martian’s Instagram page and click on the “GIF Challenges” story she has saved.


Step 2: Once you get to the challenge you’d like to complete, hold down the template and screenshot it, successfully saving it to your phone.


Step 3: Go to create an Instagram Story and scroll up, revealing all the photos you’ve saved in the last 24 hours.


Step 4: After clicking on the template you desire, click on the little square smiley at the top-right corner of your screen. Then, select GIFs.


Step 5: Search, insert, drag, and resize your GIFs to fit on your template. A personal example:


The above template is from artist Abbie Paulhus. She also has this template saved on her Instagram page.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we have a challenge to accept.