Top 10 Instagram Story Tips And Tricks For 2018

Hey Friends! We all use Instagram, Yes! the only application after Whatsapp which have gained popularity in a very short span of time. Lately, in 2016 Facebook introduced Instagram Story which is highly inspired by Snapchat but then what, even it has crossed more than twice of users leaving behind Snapchat to become number one social media platform.

I got no words how Instagram has changed the lives of people and how it has given a new shape in the era of social media networking.

As time passes, Instagram is becoming advanced, the Instagram story is one of the reasons why people use Instagram more. Though it is inspired from Snapchat, the Instagram story has more advanced features which Snapchat never had it.

So let’s read, what are the Top 10 Instagram Story Tips And Tricks which might be very useful for you and your friends. Here we go.


Enable Portrait Mode 

Nowadays, Every high-end mobile phone comes up with Portrait mode feature in their Camera. Portrait mode is that feature that helps to make a picture background blur which capturing. But if you want to enable Portrait mode in your Instagram then swipe right to your Instagram story.

Bottom, change the mode of Focus to enable the portrait mode, Here you can blur the background and also focus on a particular object.Instagram Story

This feature can be only enabled if you have portrait mode feature in your smartphone.


Add Stickers & Faces On Top Of Photos

Sometimes, while uploading a photo or selfie, we don’t want to show our face, instead of that we wish to add stickers or any other image covering the face part. In the Instagram story, you can add an image on top of the photo you have uploaded.

First of all, Upload any image in your Instagram story and then on the top you will see an image icon.

Click the icon and you will see the list of emojis and stickers, choose anyone and adjust itself anywhere on the photo by drag and drop option.Instagram StoryInstagram Story

Secondly, if you want to add any other image, Search for the Camera option from the list, Click a photo from rear camera or selfie and adjust anywhere in the photo.


Sharing Highlights To Your Instagram Profile

Instagram Story is same like Snapchat, We upload Our Photos and Videos but they get disappear after 24 hours, which is very disappointing for very Instagram users. So Instagram has introduced it’s highlights features, where if people want to save their story for a lifetime, they can do it by adding the story into highlight section in their Instagram story.

Not only our own story, if we like someone else story, we can also add their story to our highlight section which won’t get disappear unless and until we manually remove it from our bio.

To Save the highlights, first of all, you need to upload a story and then view your story and at the bottom, you will see Highlights,  then click on Add To Highlights and you’re done.

To Highlight someone else Instagram story, for that you will need to download their story, Upload it on your own and Add To Highlights.


Add Multiple Photos And Videos

When uploading a post, we get an option to add multiple photos. This is the newly introduced featured on the Instagram. Same like Post, we can also add multiple images and videos on our Instagram Story.Instagram Story

Just Click on the Upload button then at the right side you will see Multiple Photos icon. Click the icon and select the photos or videos you want to upload and Send it to story.


Add Color Background To Story

Here, you can add a solid color background to your Instagram Story. You can add different types of colors background and templates. For quotes, you can add Grey Background. For Jokes, you can give Rainbow color and much more.

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First of all, upload a photo or write any text. After that click on the Pen Tool. Below you will see different color circles, click your desired color and change the background according to your need. For text, first, select the template of your choice and then add some text to make it look attractive.Instagram Story


Add Different Fonts To Your Story

Starting 2018, Instagram introduced its new font feature where a user can change fonts to different styles. There are nearly 6 font styles available in the Instagram story.

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For that, Add some text and at the top center, you will see the Font option. Click on the button to view the different font styles and change it to which one you like the most.


Post Stories Longer Than 15 Seconds

Like Snapchat, event Instagram allows users to record a story for just 15 seconds which is very annoying. If you want to record or upload a video for more than 15 seconds, you don’t have to manually trim the video,  you will have to use some third party application which will do it automatically and so you will remove the Instagram Story limit.

Android: Download Story Cutter For Instagram

IOS: Download CutStory


Blur Background Of Any Post

Have you ever noticed, how could people blur the background and only focus the particular post, Screenshot it and upload it their story? This is where Instagram features are hidden. You can also do the same by this simple trick.

Go to a user profile, long press a post and you will see the pop up of the post making the Background Blur. Hold down the post and take the screenshot without moving your finger and you’re done.Instagram StoryInstagram Story

Now upload it to your story and enjoy.


Remove Date From Old Posts

Instagram story allow us to upload image or videos even if they are old. So if we want to fresh up our memories and want to add some old posts to stories we can do by searching for the pic we are looking for and upload it.

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But after uploading, we could see Date on the post, which we don’t want to see it, so here you can remove the date from the story by just Dragging the date to the bottom, where you will see the dustbin icon. Also, you can add Text, Filters and much more to the stories.Instagram Story


Share Posts To Stories

With this, you can add yours or anyone else post to your story. Just select a post, near Like and Comment icon you will see an Arrow option. Click that icon and then you will see Create Story with this Post.Instagram StoryInstagram StoryInstagram Story

Adjust the story according to your choice, apart from that, you can also some texts, filters and solid background color templates.


Well, these were the top 10 Instagram Story Tips and Tricks you can enjoy. Hope this article has entertained you.

Cheers 🙂

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