How to make good Instagram Stories

Do you struggle to make compelling Instagram stories that will inspire your followers and help grow your brand? Here is a short guide that will help you guarantee you make a great Instagram story.

Finding a Graphic designing app or platform- Preferably free

A graphic designing app is a sure-fire way to make great and impactful Instagram stories. They give you full control of the creative process, allowing you to add, remove, mix, match and experiment with different ideas and themes.

A free one, preferably web-based, is doubly important because it lets you plan and explore without any sort of real risk. Being web-based, it is also easier to export the shared story to your Instagram. We recommend Canva. It is one of the best free image creation tools on the internet.

Use the Canva Instagram template feature

Canva carries hundreds of fun ready-made templates for Instagram stories specifically. Each one is curated by professional designers and offers you a chance to churn out as many stories as you need. With the tool, It’s simple, short while still incredibly aesthetic. You can also alter each template, making it more optimal for your brand.

To create a template, search for Instagram templates on Canva. You will find tons of templates, simply choose one and continue.

  • Import images from your phone or laptop, or select one of Canva’s numerous images. You will find plenty regardless of whether you are using the free or paid versions of Canva.
  • Adjust Filters and Color balance until you feel comfortable with the image
  • Then add texts, and edit other elements, like icons, charts, lines, frames, and shapes, whenever you need to.
  • When you are done, click on the ‘Save’ button or ‘Download Icon,’ and you will have automatically saved the image. Share the image on your Instagram and come up with a good caption, and you should be set.
    • A few extra tips to make your Stories even better

      Consider exploring the animation features. They are not under Templates, but with a bit of exploring, you can make unique videos that can help your brand even more.

      Try different things: Think of Instagram stories as your chance to post something on your status with zero consequences. The post will be permanently gone in a few hours, and that means you have the chance to truly explore. Don’t just pick out a few templates and call it a day. Explore and push your captioning and creating skills to the limit, and see what works and what doesn’t. With time your effort will pay off.