Making a simple Instagram story is very easy to do. To start, tap the camera icon in the top left corner of the Instagram app. Then, tap the circle button at the bottom to capture a photo, or tap and hold to capture a video. You can also upload photos or videos up to 15 seconds in length from your device’s camera roll by swiping upwards from the bottom of your screen, and selecting the image you want to use.
There are lots of ways to dress up your stories built right into the app. Swipe your finger sideways across your screen to add a filter. To add text, tap the A at the top of your screen. You can change the text style by tapping the style button at the top. Change the text colour by tapping the colored circles below. Draw something by tapping the pen icon. Select a color at the bottom of your screen and draw whatever you’d like. Tap the sticker icon at the top to access a ton of awesome sticker options. You can use these to tag your location, tag a friend, add a hashtag, the time, and more. Scroll down to see even more sticker options. Tap Your Story at the bottom to post the photo or video to your story.
Select whether you want to edit a video, a photo, or make a collage. For this tutorial I’ll be selecting Video. Then, select the video you want to edit. You’ll see a toolbar near the bottom with a variety of editing options. You can cut down the length of a video with the Trim tool. Drag the arrows at the ends of the video to adjust the part of the video you want to keep. Keep in mind that you can only post videos up to 15 seconds long on your Instagram story. Tap the check mark to save your changes. Tap Canvas to adjust the size of your video. The ideal size for Instagram stories is 9:16. If you’d like to add a border around your video, drag the circle on the slider below it to adjust accordingly. Tap the Check Mark to save your changes. Tap Filter to access a variety of colored filters. Tap a filter to see what it looks like. Tap Effect to see special effect options. Tap the Play icon to see a preview of what an effect looks like on your video. Tap Adjust to get access to more advanced editing options like Lightness, Contrast, Saturation, and more. Again, tap the Check Mark to save your changes. You can add music to your video with the Music tool. You can add music from InShot’s free music library, or use a song from your device.Continue reading