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What is an Instagram story and how to post one

Feb 9, 20223 min readParvathy Nair

Instagram stories are one of the features of Instagram, at least according to me. Around 400 million people worldwide post Instagram stories every day, so I guess it's safe to assume a few people agree with me. Instagram stories are glimpses of Instagram users life.


** So what are Instagram Stories?**

Instagram Stories allows Instagram users to share photos and videos to their Story, which can be seen by other Instagram users who follow them. A gradient circle border surrounding the user's profile photo indicates recently-posted Stories; the gradient color changes to green if the Instagram story is posted to close friends. Instagram Stories, like Snapchat Stories, disappear after 24 hours. Instagram stories are images or short video snippets that last for 24 hours and then disappear.

Instagram also allows its users to react to Instagram stories and reply to them. Once posted, Instagram stories can also be turned into highlights which stay up for however long you like.

Each Instagram Story can be customized with stickers, time stamps, drawings, filters and effects, and you can add music to your Instagram stories, tag people in them, etc. If you have a public account, anybody can see your Story; however, only your followers can see it if you have a private account. You can also create a close friends list to post personal Instagram stories. We also have posts on how to add music to your Instagram stories and adding multiple photos on your Instagram stories so be sure to check that out too.

How to post an Instagram story


Step 1: Open Instagram

Open your phone and then search for the Instagram app and then open the app.


Step 2: The story option

There's a plus icon on the top right corner, right next to the messages icon; tap on it, and a pop-up box appears and then select the story option.


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Step 3: Selection

You have the option to select a picture or video from your gallery, or you can take an image or video in real-time and post it.


Step 4: Edits

Now that you have decided what you want to post, you can use the tools present above to edit the Instagram story by adding text, stickers, effects, filters, tagging people, or adding music.


Step 5: Posting

You can also add Instagram stories as highlights on your profile. If you want to know more about Instagram and anything Instagram related, visit our website .And in case you want to download Instagram stories we can help.

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