Instagram stories are more present in our lives every day, so when we go out to dinner, have a drink with our friends, or visit the city, we need to upload them to our social network.
Many may think that this makes you forget about real life, but it makes us much closer to our followers and the public, thus humanizing our brand or person behind each account.
That’s why today I’m going to teach you very useful tricks for Instagram Stories that I know you’re going to love and that you didn’t know about, and I’m sure you’re going to start putting them into practice as soon as you finish reading the article.
What is Instagram Stories, and how does it work?
Before we start, I am going to explain what Instagram stories are, or the “instastory,” as many have already nicknamed it.
Instagram story is content that we upload to the Instagram social network, and it disappears 24 hours after publishing it.
Instagram stories serve to connect with our followers, teach our humanity and report everything we want.
Also, it works very easily. It’s as simple as clicking on the main profile photo that appears in our feed or the one on the top left of the timeline.
Videos on Instagram Stories
The best thing about videos on Instagram Stories is that we can animate them in many ways, so we have the possibility of uploading regular and “normal” videos that we record and save on our mobile phones, even videos with animations.
We can create boomerangs, include effects in videos with music, and even publish a rewound video that gives it a very cool effect.
In addition, we have the possibility of doing live videos to connect with our followers and show them what we do at that very moment.
One of the latest innovations in Instagram Stories is that in this live video, you can join another person and make a double screen.
Upload a photo to Instagram Stories
Here I am not going to tell you something new that you do not know. That is why I am not going to roll up much.
We can upload photos with stickers, GIFs (although they are not there now, they will come back), facial filters, photos with the label of the location, temperature, time, etc. Or you can add a motivational quote that is generated by an incorrect quotes generator to make your followers motivated and engage them.
In addition, they have included a novelty in which the text of the image itself is the protagonist, being able to make really striking writings on a colored background or on a photograph.
Tricks and tips for Instagram Stories or Instagram stories
If you already knew this tool, I guess I haven’t told you anything new for now!
But now, yes, I am going to start telling you super interesting Instagram Stories tricks that you did not know and that you will surely put into practice.
View Instagram Stories from PC
We can see the Instagram Stories of our friends from the Instagram website itself.
We just have to go to the timeline (by clicking on the IG logo), and a dropdown will open on the right with the latest stories from our friends.
Instagram Stories capture notification
I don’t know if the news has reached you that the Instagram Stories captures are going to be notified (it has already been implemented in some accounts).
Horror! How do we pass that capture to our friends without them knowing that we have made it?
Don’t worry. I’ll give you the solution!
From now on, every time you want to send a screenshot without someone knowing that you have taken a screenshot of their Instagram, you must do the following:
- Open the IG story of the person who uploaded it and close Instagram.
- Turn on airplane mode on your phone.
- Re-enter Instagram and take your screenshot of Instagram stories freely.
Now yes, send it to your friend, don’t be left without knowing what’s going on in the world!
Backgrounds on Instagram Stories
Surely, as I did back in the day, you too have begun to paint the entire screen with a pencil until it is covered in color, and you can write on it, am I not mistaken?
I’m going to teach you how to choose the color you want and automatically change the background of the photos for Instagram stories.
How to do polls on Instagram Stories
Surveys for Instagram Stories are very fashionable, so much so that we see them everywhere and even use them in our day to day.
To take a photo for Instagram stories and include a survey, click on the sticker or “face” that we have at the top right of the photo and click on “Survey.”
And I’m going to teach you another trick.
The question that we put on the surveys is in white, and it cannot be changed.
Instagram Stories Filters
This is not something new, but in case you don’t know, I’ll tell you, since it’s great.
Instagram allows us to put filters on our photos without the need to use programs to edit photos.
We have different effects for Instagram Stories, but my favorite, without a doubt, is Oslo. I always put it in the vast majority of my Instagram Stories since it adds color to photography.
Although the truth is that Melbourne also uses it, you know that I love to whiten photos, and this effect is a great help to do it in Instagram Stories without wasting time on another app.
Hide story in Instagram Stories
There are times when we don’t want someone to see the story we upload, and instead of hiding it from the person, we directly decide not to publish it.
Well, starting today, this is going to change. You can hide the story from whoever you want in just a few clicks.
To hide the Instagram story, we must go to Tools → Story settings → Hide story to, and click on whoever we want.
Upload whatever you want without that person seeing it!
Videos with effects on Instagram Stories
Instagram has brought us many new features, such as the effects on Instagram Stories videos, which are really brutal since we get super fun results.
Many people think these videos are made with an external app, but that’s not the case. I will explain how to make them and show you all the video effects you can find in stories.
Rewind Instagram Stories
We can make an effect of rewinding the video very easily.
If you notice, when we are going to take a picture below, the options appear as Boomerang, live, focus, superzoom, rewind, hands-free, and stop motion animation.
If we click on rewind and start recording, we will get a rewind effect like the one you have seen in the video.
We will be able to make very fun and original videos to Instagram Stories backward!
Superzoom animations in Instagram Stories videos
I use these a lot in the launch of my posts.
When we click on “Superzoom,” it opens a kind of circle with a musical note. If we click on this button, the effects will be changed, which are: Beats, TV program, rebound, and dramatic.
These are the effects that you have seen in the video. If you haven’t tried them yet, I encourage you to do so.
How to remove the sound from the Instagram camera
It has also happened to me that I have a great video to upload to my Instagram Stories, and you hear some scandalous laugh or someone talking, and I say: m*, I can’t upload it anymore.
Well, we will learn how to remove the sound from the video so that this does not happen to us.
Before we upload the IG Story video, a new button with a speaker appears at the top before publishing it.
Instagram Stories Highlight Cover Templates
I love this part, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but many fashion bloggers and influencers are starting to have their stories highlighted with very cool icons that look great on the account.
This is a novelty on Instagram. We can upload our stories and not disappear in 24 hours but stay on our Instagram profile permanently.