Do you keep hearing about Instagram Stories, but not sure what it is or why it is useful for your Instagram account? Read on below and watch the video to find out how to use Instagram Stories as a beginner!
Here is what you need to know about Instagram Stories as a beginner, a feature that lets users post content, photos and videos that vanish after 24 hours.
How to Use Instagram Stories
1) To View Instagram Stories
When you open your Instagram app, the people you follow who have contributed their Instagram Stories are highlighted on the top of the app.
To watch their stories, click on them. To skip to their next slide, tap on the screen. To move to the next story, swipe left.
You’ll know when there is a new story by the colour rings around their profile picture.
You can also send a personal message by clicking on the bottom left corner of the stories.
2) To Create Instagram Stories
Instagram made this super easy and very intuitive to use. Just click on the + button on the top left corner of your Instagram app.
A camera will load into full-screen mode, and you can choose either the front facing camera for a selfie or back-facing camera.
From there, you can take a video by pressing down on the white dot recording button, or snap a photo.
You can write or draw on your video and photo, adding highlighters and emojis. Be as creative as you want!
When you are satisfied with your creation, submit this to your storyboard by clicking on the up-arrow button. And voila, you have your first Instagram story!
You can see how many people and which followers have viewed your story by clicking on your own stories icon.
Over to You
Ultimately, remember that Instagram Stories is a great way to stay top-of-mind for your followers, even if your content isn’t always shown to them on Instagram. By being on Instagram Stories regularly, it will definitely help your account’s growth and engagement!
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UPDATE: Watch my latest Facebook Live session where I talk all about this week’s video and also how to win on Instagram Stories!