One of the most exciting features of Instagram is Instagram story. You can share photos and videos about your everyday life with your friends and family and let them know what you are up to. Over 250 million users use stories everyday and this shows how popular this feature is.
Stories allow you to post a bunch of photos and they all appear in slideshow format. Also, all of the stories disappear after 24 hours which makes it more fun. This feature of Instagram is a lot like Snapchat’s ‘My story’ feature. Using Instagram stories is quite simple and you can get a lot out of it with a few clicks. Here is all you need to know about Instagram story feature.
How to use Instagram story
Here is how you can create Instagram stories:
- Go to your profile and tap on the plus icon on your photo or swipe left in your Feed. You can also quickly launch Stories by swiping right from the main screen.
- Tap on the circle button on bottom of the screen to take photos or hold it to record a video. You can also choose to start a live event or a Boomerang or put the app in hands-free mode.
- You can edit your photo by adding texts, drawings, filters, or stickers.
- Tap on Done to save your story.
Choose who can view your Instagram story
When you have created your Instagram story, on the final step you can check the circle “Your story” so that all your followers can see it. Instead, you can uncheck “Your story” section and manually choose among the followers the ones who can see your story. This adds a little bit of privacy to your if you don’t want a particular person to spy on Instagram stories of you.
Add multiple photos to Instagram story
Want to add more than one photo or video to your story so that they would appear like slideshow? All you need to do is to repeat the steps I explained before. Your photos or videos will be added to your previous ones and they will also last for 24 hours.
Also, if in any case you regret posting a particular photo or video to your Instagram story, the good news is that you can always delete them! It is actually quite simple to do that. Tap on the three dots at the bottom right of the photo or video you’d like to delete, hit Delete and then confirm.
Add gallery photos to your story
There are times when you don’t want to use Instagram camera to create your stories. Did you know that you can add photos and videos from your gallery to Instagram story? To add a photo from your photo gallery, open Instagram, start a story and swipe down. A list of your photos and videos from the last 24 hours will appear that you can choose from.