Everything You Need To Know: Instagram StoriesJoe Walker - April 19, 2023
Over time, Instagram has gone through several iterations, including the introduction of IGTV (now simply Instagram Video) and the removal of the swipe-up sticker.
However, Instagram Stories is one addition that won’t be going away anytime soon. There is still a need for this fleeting form of material even while Reels still dominates our feeds. Since 500 million people will be using Instagram Stories on a daily basis by 2021, it’s the ideal platform for sharing candid, behind-the-scenes material that will pique your audience’s interest.
The only drawback of Stories’ immense success? It’s not always obvious how to set yourself apart. After all, you (and your audience) might get tired of seeing the same old grid articles about coffee tales and coffee videos over and over again.
Instagram Tips and Tricks for the New Year
Insert Still Images Into a Moving Clip
Did you know that you can incorporate video into your Stories as well as photos? An example use case is posting a picture of a new product feature alongside a short video in which you describe the functionality. The procedure is as follows:
1. Swipe up to access your library of recorded videos (or to start a new recording).
2. To choose your stickers, open the sticker menu.
3. Pick out a picture frame decal.
4. Creating an Instagram Story is to choose an image.
5. The chosen picture will be superimposed on the current video. Modify its position and size to your liking.
Make the text match the brand’s colours
Instagram only shows a small palette of colours by default, but you may expand it to fit your brand’s colour scheme.
One may use the Instagram Story features brush tool by:
Then, at the very bottom of the screen, tap and hold one of the circles of the standard colours. A colour picker menu will appear.
Third, use the slider to select a colour scheme that complements your company’s aesthetic.
You may use the eyedropper tool to import a picture into your Story and choose the precise matching shade (you can then remove the image). If you have a snapshot of your brand kit that includes all of your trademark colours, this might be quite helpful.
Make a Printed Background for a Feed Post to Be Posted On
Adding a patterned background to a shared feed article is a terrific approach to make the post stand out aesthetically.
1. Capture a feed post you want to include in your Stories, then trim it so that only the post is visible.
2. Select “Add post to your Story” from the share menu after clicking the “share” symbol on the original feed post.
3. The feed post should be stretched to span the whole viewport. This is a crucial step since it will turn your completed Instagram Story into a clickable link back to the original post.
4. Navigate to your camera roll and select a photo or pattern to use as the background.
5. Insert the portion of the screenshot you cut off in step one.
6. Post Your Narrative
Insert a Hyperlink Label
Have you already amassed 10,000 followers? Congratulations! Instagram lets you add a clickable link to your Story whenever you achieve this number of followers. Sticker links, rather than the previous’swipe-up’ system, are now used on Instagram.
Step 1: Make a new Instagram Story.
Step 2: Select the sticker icon. (Spoiler: it’s near the top)
Step 3: Pick a sticker with a link.
Step 4: Provide the URL of the destination you’d like your followers to visit.
not quite at 10,000, huh? Stickers with clickable links remain a viable option for driving traffic from social media platforms to websites.
It’s possible that Instagram’s default backdrop for Stories won’t reflect your brand’s colours or your own aesthetic preferences. Fortunately, you may alter the colour scheme of the Story backdrop at any time.
1. Select the “Draw” button from the menu at the top right of the screen.
2. Pick your favourite hue
3. Press and hold your screen for one to three seconds
4. When you add a feed post to your Instagram Story, you may customise the backdrop colour to whatever hue you choose.
5. When you’ve made a new Story, layering colour over your photo, the hue spans the entire screen.
6. Eraser tool may be used to expose hidden content in your movie or image.
There’s also the option of using a solid colour backdrop with a photo sticker.
Cover a Video or Image with a Colour that Transparencies
Want to increase the visual interest in your Story? Learn the steps here.
1.Create a photo or video and share it on your Story.
2. Select the marker symbol in the upper right.
3. Click the highlighter icon in the upper-right corner.
4. Pick your favourite hue, number four.
5. Tap and hold the screen until your photo or video is covered with a translucent colour.
Activate Hidden GIFs
Have you ever pondered how certain authors manage to include adorable yet unfamiliar tale symbols and animations into their works? They aren’t privy to hidden reserves of GIFs; rather, they just know where to search. Some of Say Hello Social’s favourite GIF makers (like artbymi and boho) aren’t as widely known.
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Come Up With Brand-Accurate Tales On The Fly
You can produce incredibly consistent, on-brand Stories from any location with the help of the Canva Stories app, which is conveniently located within the Plann app.
This function provides access to hundreds of high-quality vertical templates, giving you the tools you need to take your story-telling to the next level. These storyboards are compatible with our primary Canva app connection, so you can change the colours, fonts, and images without leaving the Plann app.