Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms these days. Everyone of all ages is crazy about it. And one of the most loved features of Instagram is its Story feature. In this article, you will learn What Are Instagram Stories – How To Make One? You will know a lot more information about Instagram Stories that you probably don’t aware of.
What is an Instagram Story?
An Instagram Story can be a photo, video, Text, sticker, or Gif that users can share on Instagram. A story automatically disappears after 24 hours. Users are allowed to post stories as many as they want. The photos in a story look like a slideshow; the feature is similar to Facebook and Snapchat story features. And if you are a Whatsapp user, then it is similar to status but with more editing features like adding GIFs, Stickers, Music, Effects, Filter, and more.
How to Create a Story?
Creating a Story is not a challenging task; anyone can create a story with a few simple steps. And to help you in creating a Story, we have provided a stepwise instruction tutorial; read and follow the instructions carefully to create an Instagram story.
STEP 1: How to Make an Instagram Story?
- First of all, Open your Instagram app on your mobile device.
- And then Tap on the Plus (+) icon from the upper-right corner.
- Then tap on the Story option.
- Now, you can create a story according to your choice.
- You can upload post a picture, Gif, Boomerang, and more as your Story.
- You can read the article to learn how to post different types of stories on Instagram Story feed.
How to Post a Picture on Instagram Story?
- After selecting the Story option, as mentioned above, you will get a new screen with a camera.
- If you want to click on your picture, then you can click on the circular button at the bottom of your screen.
- It will now click your picture. You can also add filters from the sides of the Circular button. Just click on a filter before clicking the center button. You can hold the button to record a video.
- Or, if your want to upload a picture from your camera roll, then you can click on the Pictures Box from the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- And then select a picture.
- Now, if you want to add a filter, you can tap on the three-Stars-like icon from the top-right.
- And if you want to add text, you can tap on the Aa icon.
- Click on the Sticker icon to add more items like stickers, Gifs, Location, Music, Poll, Hashtag, Link, and more.
- After all, additions, tap on the white circular button, pointing toward the right, from the bottom-right corner.
- Finally, tap on the Share option. And then tap on the Done button, and you are all done.
How to Create a Boomerang or Send Gifs on Instagram?
- To create a Boomerang, you first have to follow step 1 (method given above).
- Then click on the Boomerang option on the left side of the screen. Tap and hold the circular button from the bottom of the screen to create a Boomerang.
- Normally, a user starts with a camera, snapping a picture or video. But you can choose from different options like Create (Aa), Boomerang, Layout, Handsfree, and more.
- By selecting the Create (Aa) option, you can type a text, send a GIF, post a Happy-Birthday message to someone, and a lot more.
- And then post it by tapping on the Circular button with an arrow pointing toward the right from the bottom-right corner.
- Then click on the Share to Your Story option. Finally, tap on done, and you are all done.
Different Options While Creating a Story
- It allows you to post a text on your Story with a colorful background. You can change the font and add effects to the text.
- You can also create a special shoutout post for someone for some special occasion. Click on the Two-Dice icon from the top to choose from Birthday, Anniversary, Thanks, etc.
- It also allows you to send a GIF on your Story. You can search for a GIF from the search bar.
- You can also post templates like What Am I watching, Top Three Account to Follow, Quote of the Day, etc. Click on the See All option to choose from different templates.
- You can also create a Poll and let your followers poll.
- With the Questions feature, you can let your followers ask you something or post a question which they can answer.
- Along with this, users can also post a countdown for a special occasion.
- You can also post a quiz for your followers.
- You can create a short, GIF-like video with a back and forth effect.
- With this option, you can take multiple pictures and set them in a layout according to your choice to post it on your Story.
- You can record a video in segments of 15 seconds intervals each until you hit the Stop option. You can later select a perfect segment of a video to post as a Story.
- You can take eight pictures at a time and select the best from them.
- You can level the view with this option. It provides a grid on your camera.
How to View Instagram Stories?
To view your or someone’s Instagram story, read and carefully follow the instructions given below.
- First of all, open your Instagram account.
- And then navigate to the Home Screen.
- Once done, you will see a series of circular icons along the top.
- The left-most circular icon will be Your Story. And you can view your Story by tapping on it.
- The rest are the story updates from different users you follow. You can tap on any of these to view them.
- While viewing an Instagram Story, you can tap on the left or right side of the screen to navigate between a Storie’s media.
- You can swipe left or right to navigate or jump from one Instagram story to another.
A Secret Tip – Here’s a secret tip from our side – You can view stories anonymously too! Yes, you heard that right! There are a few third party tools like InstaSave that allows you to view Insta stories anonymously.
So, this was all about the Instagram Story feature. What Are Instagram Stories and How To Make One? We have included everything that is important to know for making an Instagram Story. With the information shared in this article, users can create a story of their choice easily.