What Is Instagram Story

Instagram stories


What is the Instagram story? Today we’re going to know about Instagram Stories. It is a new feature of Instagram that lets you share every moment of your day.  Not just the moments you want to keep on your profile. Share multiple photos and videos and they will appear together in a slideshow format.

Where did you go, what did you eat, what did you drink, who did you meet and what do you remember most. This is typical Instagram Stories prey. Get a glimpse into the lives of people shared on Instagram just for 24 hours.

Today, over 500 million people create and view Instagram Stories on their mobile phones every day. 1 in 3 women also say that after seeing a story about a brand or the brand that offers it, they are more interested in that brand or product. In short, Instagram Stories increase reach and engagement, and in some cases influence buying behavior.

With Instagram Stories, you can share multiple videos and photos taken throughout the day. It also comes with doodles and sticker overlays like Snapchat Stories. This photo and video slideshow roll disappear after 24 hours.  So you can share moments from your day without saving them to your Instagram profile.

What is Instagram Story?

Instagram story

As we mentioned above now you definitely have a pretty good idea of what are Instagram stories. Instagram Stories is an in-app feature that allows users to share volatile content available 24 hours a day. In Instagram’s current interface, recently posted Stories are indicated by a gradient border around a user’s profile picture.

Instagram Stories help you build relationships that reliably connect and engage with your audience and build customer loyalty.

The Instagram Stories feature is designed to help brands highlight their brand identity by sharing quick photos and videos with their followers. Stories also give viewers a little glimpse into what’s going on behind the scenes followers love it.

How Instagram Stories Work?

How IG stories works

When posting Instagram stories, you can add stickers, timestamps, and doodles, or apply specific filters and effects to each story.

If your account is public, anyone can see your story, but if your account is private, your story can only be seen by people who follow you.

Viewers can reply directly to stories in direct messages DM’s like them, and share them with their followers. There is an option to turn off replies in the app settings.

How to Post an Instagram Story

I hope now you have a pretty good idea about the Instagram stories. Now that we know what a story is, let’s see how to post your own story. Create and post stories in just 3 easy steps. Let’s get started

Step no 1:

In the first step, you will go to the home screen and swipe left from anywhere on the screen to open the Instagram camera application. You can also access the Instagram camera by tapping the Plus button in the upper right corner of the screen and tapping Stories.

Instagram story

Step no 2:

In the camera application, you can tap the white circle at the bottom center of the screen to create new content for your story. Or tap the album icon at the bottom left of the screen to upload previously created photo or video content. If you choose to upload an existing photo, please note that the Instagram Story size is 1080 x 1920 pixels. If you want to create new content on your site, you can create different types of stories.

Create Instagram story


Step no 3:

Once you’ve created your story, you can add stickers and filters, draw on it, and add text. You can also mention people, and tag them. You can also attract followers through polls, quizzes, and other fun features.

Add stickers or text

Where My Instagram Stories Appear

Your Instagram story


When you post photos and videos to your story, they appear in:


A colorful ring will appear around your profile picture that other users can tap to view your story. Photos and videos from stories don’t appear in the profile grid.

Top of feed:

Your followers can tap your profile image.  It will be displayed in a row at the top of their feeds.

In the feed, Next to the post you share:

When you share a post, you’ll see a colorful ring around your profile picture in your feed. Others can tap to see your story.

Direct Inbox:

You’ll see a colorful ring around your direct inbox and thread profile picture that others can tap to see your story

In public account

If your account is public then you story will also appear in:

  • In search and explore
  • In Shared Stories, when you add stickers to stories related to important moments or events like holidays, elections, etc.

How Can I Watch Instagram Stories?

View Instagram story

You can view Instagram stories at the top of the mobile screen. These appear

at the top of your screen when you are using the Instagram mobile app.

Let’s see how to view Instagram stories.

  1. Open Instagram and go to the home screen.
  1. Tap the circular icon to view that person’s story.
  1. Tap left and right to explore the user’s story.
  1. View stories privately using Instagram story viewer.


Tips and Tricks for Posting Instagram Story


  • Use stickers
  • Record a hand-free Instagram video.
  • You can use a pen to highlight text.
  • Let your audience to share your stories to other followers.
  • Add a background color.
  • You can mention another Instagram account in your story.
  • You can have fun with your text.
  • Dive deep into story analysis
  • Center text and stickers
  • You can add music to your story.
  • Upload Instagram stories from your phone’s camera roll.


Instagram Stories help you build relationships with your audience. Instagram Stories feature is designed to help brands easily share photos and videos with their followers. With Instagram Stories, you can share multiple videos and photos taken throughout the day.

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