Everyone loves Instagram – the hit social media site is popular and still going strong, and its Stories feature, which lets users present a temporary slide show of images (it disappears after a day) to tell a story is one of its most popular features.
Instagram reports that more than 400 million people use Stories each day – that’s a lot of people with a story to tell! You may be one of those users, and you may have found that the functionality of Stories within Instagram isn’t always easy to figure out.
In this article, I’m going to give you some tips and tricks, along with step-by-step guides, to help you fully enjoy using Instagram Stories.
Also see our article How to Add a Link in Instagram Stories
Instagram Stories: How to Add Text
If you’re looking for that bit of character to separate your story from the rest, then the addition of text could be just that. Some text, added sparingly and effectively, can really make your story come alive.
It’s always fun to develop photos with text in speech bubbles or simply make a statement. Here’s how to do it.
- Start Instagram and select the “Your Story” icon with the little blue sign next to it.
- Take a picture using the “Normal” feature.
- Once you’ve taken the picture and are happy with it, click on the “Aa” text symbol in the top right-hand corner.
- Type a message and click “Done” in the top-right hand corner when you’re ready.
There you are. This method is fine for a simple line of text without any frills. But if you want to spice things up, you could add many more layers or text as well as moving them to align the blocks of text in any way you see fit.
To add more text, simply click the “Aa” text symbol after you’ve put your first line of text in.
You can customize what you’re writing by selecting different colors to make messages more interesting for friends and family.
If you don’t want the text to sit in the middle of the image then you can move it and change the angle by holding on the text and moving with two digits. This way you can play with the text to really individualize your post.