How to make an Instagram story
You recently joined Instagram and started using it for sharing photos and videos in posts. Now, however, you would also like to create stories , as you believe that the publication of this content – which has now become very popular – can allow you to better tell the activities you do during the day.
The problem is that, being a beginner with this social network and with technology in general, you are not yet familiar with how stories work, so you would need a hand on what to do. That’s how things are, right? So don’t worry: if you wonder how to make a story on Instagram , know that you have come across the right tutorial and at the right time.
In the next chapters of this guide, in fact, I will clarify all your doubts about it and I will show you in detail how to create and publish stories from smartphones and tablets, through the Instagram app for Android and iOS. I will then talk to you about how things are in the PC field. But let’s go in order. Therefore, make yourself comfortable and read carefully the indications I am about to give you: you will see that, by following them, you will easily succeed in your intent. Having said that, I wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!
- How to make an Instagram story from Android and iOS
- How to make an Instagram story with photos
- How to make an Instagram story with multiple photos
- How to make an Instagram story with a video
- How to make a longer Instagram story
- How to make an Instagram story with music
- How to make an Instagram story with a post
- How to make an Instagram story with swipe up
- How to make an Instagram story from your PC
- How to make a beautiful Instagram story
How to make an Instagram story from Android and iOS
Making a story on Instagram is a great way to share the moments of your day with the people who follow you within the famous social network. You can easily do this using the official Instagram app for Android (also downloadable from alternative stores ) or iOS as explained below.
How to make an Instagram story with photos
If you want to make an Instagram story with photos , first launch the social network app, log in to your account (if necessary) and swipe from left to right on the main screen to open the story editor .
At this point, take a photo, by pressing the round button in the center, or import an element from the Gallery of your device, by pressing the Gallery icon located at the bottom left.
Once this is done, possibly use the other story editing tools (such as the Aa key which is used to write an overlay text) or press the square emoticon icon to open the menu dedicated to adding stickers (containing also hashtags , GIFs , polls and questions ), select the elements of your interest and position / resize them in the place of the photo you prefer using your fingers.
Finally, when you are satisfied with the result, press the button Your story , to publish the content within your Instagram stories , where it will be visible to users of the platform for 24 hours .
In case of doubts or problems, or for more information about it, read my tutorial in which I explain how to put photos on the Instagram story .
How to make an Instagram story with multiple photos
To make an Instagram story with multiple photos , you can use the Layout tool , which allows you to create a photo collage; alternatively you can use the Gallery sticker , which allows you to have more freedom of creation.
In the first case, after starting the Instagram stories creation tool , press the Layout icon to select the collage template to create, choosing one of those proposed. Then take the photos or import them from the Gallery of your device, selecting them using the appropriate icon located at the bottom left.
Alternatively, create a photo story as explained above, then press the square smiley icon to open the stickers menu . Once this is done, presses on the sticker with the camera- shaped icon , to take a photo on the spot, or on the one with the (+) button , to add one or more photos to the story.
Finally, after possibly customizing the Instagram story by adding texts ( aA ) or additional stickers , publish the story by pressing the Your Story button .
If you want to know more, read my tutorial on how to put multiple photos in the same Instagram story .
How to make an Instagram story with a video
In addition to posting a photo , in Instagram stories you can also post videos , by recording one on the spot or by importing content already present in the Gallery of your device.
After starting the story editor in the Instagram app, by swiping from left to right from the main screen, you can in fact hold down the round button located in the center to record a video lasting up to 15 seconds, or you can import a videos of the same duration, by pressing the Gallery icon at the bottom left.
Finally, you can take advantage of the video recording mode called Without hold , useful for making a video of 15 seconds without having to always hold down the round button .
Once this is done, customize the story by writing a text ( Aa ) or adding stickers (the square emoticon icon ) and, when you are satisfied with the final result, press the Your Story button to publish the created content.
In case of doubts or problems or for more information about it, read my tutorial in which I explain in more detail how to put videos on the Instagram story .
How to make a longer Instagram story
Would you like to make an Instagram story longer than 15 seconds ? No problem, you can do it directly using the social network’s story editor.
You must, in fact, know that Instagram stories last a maximum of 15 seconds but, by recording or importing a video of longer duration, this will automatically be divided into multiple stories .
Therefore, start the Instagram story editor, hold down the round button in the center to record a video, or import it from the Gallery At this point, if the video exceeds 15 seconds, more stories will be automatically created for which you can see the preview, by tapping on them.
Once this is done, edit the story you just created, adding, as you usually do, additional textual elements (the Aa key ), or stickers for the interaction (the square emoticon icon ). Finally, when you have finished creating, click on the Your Story button to publish it.
I told you more about this Instagram feature in my tutorial on how to put long videos on Instagram .
How to make an Instagram story with music
To make a story on Instagram with music you can use the Music sticker , which allows you to choose a song from the default gallery of the social network.
Therefore, after starting the Instagram stories editor and after creating a story with photos or one with video , as explained in the previous chapters, press the square emoticon icon to open the stickers menu .
Once this is done, click on the Music sticker , use the search engine to locate the song of your interest and, finally, tap it, to use it as a background music to the story you just created.
Finally, after possibly further customizing the story with all the other textual and interaction elements available, publish the story by clicking on the Your Story button .
For more information, read my tutorial on how to put music in Instagram stories .
How to make an Instagram story with a post
Have you published a post on Instagram and would like to share it in stories ? Succeeding is very easy. All you have to do is click on the airplane icon next to the post you published.
Once this is done, tap on the Add post to story item and, automatically, an Instagram story will be created that refers to the published post. At this point, you just have to edit the story by adding any other textual elements ( Aa ), photos , videos or stickers for the interaction (the square face icon ), as explained in the previous chapters.
Once you’ve finished editing, click on the Your Story button to post the story on Instagram. If you have any doubts or problems, read my tutorial on how to put a post in Instagram stories .
How to make an Instagram story with swipe up
Wondering how to make an Instagram story with swipe up ? You should know that the swipe up , the Instagram feature that allowed you to refer to a URL outside the social network, has been removed.
In its place, however, there is a sticker called Link that allows you to add, through the appropriate text field, an interactable sticker that contains the website to which you want to refer the user. The Link sticker , however, like the swipe up, is only available for professional Instagram accounts with at least 10,000 followers .
Therefore, if your account meets these requirements, all you have to do is launch the editor to create a multimedia story and press the square emoticon icon to open the stickers menu . Then press on the sticker called Link and, subsequently, in the text field that is shown to you, type the URL to which you want to send the user who is viewing the story. Once this is done, press the Finish button and drag the sticker to the point of the story you prefer.
Finally, after having finished creating the story by adding any other textual elements (the Aa key ), or stickers for the interaction (the square emoticon icon ), press the Your Story button to publish it.
For more information about it, read my article in which I explain how to put links on Instagram .
How to make an Instagram story from your PC
Would you like to make an Instagram story from PC ? I’m sorry, but the features dedicated to creating stories on Instagram are usable only through the social network app for Android and iOS .
There is an exception, however, which is the possibility of using the Facebook Business Suite editor from a PC to publish promotional stories. The tool in question is accessible from any browser but is only available for corporate Instagram accounts connected to a Facebook page . It offers some basic tools – more limited than those in the Instagram app – that allow you to publish a story on your Facebook page and, at the same time, also on the associated Instagram account .
Therefore, if your Instagram account meets these requirements, connect to Facebook Business Suite by going to its official website and log in to your Facebook account connected to Instagram.
Once this is done, click on the Create story button and then on the one called Add multimedia content , to import a photo or video from your computer.
Now, to edit the created story, use the Crop button , in order to crop it; the Text button , to add a text; or the one called Stickers to add stickers, with which however it is not possible to interact.
At the end of editing the story , press the Share story button to publish it on the Facebook page and, at the same time, also on the Instagram account connected to it.
How to make a beautiful Instagram story
Now that you have learned how to use all of Instagram’s tools for creating stories , would you like some advice on how to create content that is really noteworthy? No problem.
First, you need to make sure you have the right hardware for creating high quality content , such as a smartphone with a good camera or a professional camera .
After that, you can draw inspiration from the content of other users, by keeping an eye on the Explore section of Instagram, to identify which are the most popular profiles on the social network.
Finally, it is also important to use advanced story creation apps, such as Adobe Spark ( Android / iOS ) or Canva ( Android / iOS ), through which you can create more captivating content.
For more information about it, I invite you to deepen the subject by reading my guide on how to make beautiful stories on Instagram , in which I have given you numerous other tips on the subject.