The idea behind Instagram Stories was a simple one. The intention was to allow people to share “moments” of their day quickly and easily.
These could be in the form of a series of photos or videos. Then everything that you put together for your Story would become a slideshow on Instagram.
This stays on your account for twenty-four hours and then disappears.
It is mostly visuals, but if you like, you can add music, filters, or even doodle on the screen as well. It’s a highly flexible way to create content for both personal and business Instagram accounts.
Plus, it’s a lot of fun and maybe even a bit addictive. So here are the steps you need to follow:
1 Tap the camera icon on the top left of your mobile device.
2 Just point and shoot. Or import any photo or video on your camera roll. Tap the icon at bottom left to find the images you want to add. These days you have an option of simply typing text or maybe just a certain part of a sound track.
If you are one those who want their life pretty simple, you can skip to step 9 to post.Or add one or more of these cool story features.
3 Swipe left or right to add a filter if desired. Or tap the smiley face at top to find some really amazing ones.
4 Tap the link icon to link to your website (if you have over 10K followers) or to your IGTV video.
5 Tap the emoji face to add all kinds of cool stickers.
6 Tap the pencil if you wish to write, scribble, or color on your Story.
7 Tap “Aa” to add any text. Choose from 6 fonts and many colors.
8 Drag any element down and into the trash can if you wish to delete it.
9 Tap “Your Stories” at lower left to add to… your Stories.
People can comment on one’s story or react and one will get the comments or reactions in their inbox. You can also add location and this can help you engage with people from around you.
You can also tag followers on your story, share someone’s post on your story. Even with a business account Instagram stories can come in handy and help you grow your brand. Happy story telling!