How to add photos to your story
It’s quick and easy to add photos to your Instagram stories. Either take the photo in the Instagram app, or upload one from your camera roll. Below, we talk you through how to do both.
How to add text on Instagram stories
Want to write a personalised message? The best way to do this is by adding text to your Instagram story. Instagram gives you two options for doing this.
How to use gifs on Instagram story and add stickers
Gifs and stickers are a fun way to add some flair to your content. They’re a great tool for daily users looking to liven up their regular Instagram posts and create an extra interesting story.
How to change background colour on Instagram story
Eye-catching stories are just a few clicks away. There are three main ways to change the background colour on your Instagram stories:
How to make Instagram highlight covers
Highlights are fast-becoming a popular feature with Instagram users. But what exactly are they? Think of them like an add-on to Instagram stories. They let you select some of your old stories, group them together into different themes, and then display them as story highlights.
If your Instagram profile is public
Anyone can view your Instagram stories. Go onto your story and in the bottom-left corner, you’ll see how many people have viewed your story. Click on the profile photos above the number and Instagram will show you a list of everyone who’s watched it.
If your Instagram profile is private
Only your followers can watch your Instagram stories. Again, as with a public profile, you’ll still be able to check who’s seen them. Looking for a little more control over who watches your Instagram stories? One of the best things about the app is the option to choose who can see your content.
If there’s something you want to share to stories - but it’s not for everyone’s eyes - close friends stories are the best way to do it. This relatively new Instagram feature lets you pick and choose who can see the content you’re posting to Instagram stories. One story at a time. Making stories the perfect place to share without worrying about who will see what.
Usually, whatever you post to your stories is visible to anyone (if you’ve got a public profile) or to all your followers (if you’ve got a private profile). But with this handy tool, you can change the audience for each Insta story you add. So only the people you choose will see it. Your story will still show in the same way on the app. It’ll pop up in your close friends’ story feeds like usual – but in a green circle (rather than a pink/orange one). It’s quick to set up on both iOS and Android phones. Let’s look at how: