Catching glimpses of someone’s life is very much possible nowadays. And it does not matter whether you are friends or not. Not even the distance between you matters! As long as you follow that person on Instagram or they follow you, then you can see these glimpses of their life.

They are famously referred to as Instagram stories.

But what are Instagram stories, in detail, and how can you make yours like a pro? Well, wonder no more because we have got your back.

Meaning of Instagram Stories  

These are stories, in form of pictures and videos that one can share on their Instagram account for their followers to see. As long as you follow someone, you are able to see the glimpses of their lives that they share. These stories only last for a day and are just a few seconds long.

How to Make Your Story Like A Pro

It all lies in the editing and the quality of the pictures or videos you want to share. For starters, you can share a picture or video that is already in your gallery or you can take one through the Apps’ camera. The Live option allows you to broadcast live. Normal option is for capturing normal pictures and videos if you hold down the capture button.

 

With the Superzoom option, you can record a video and even zoom up-close with sound effects. Boomerang option allows you to capture 3-seconds long looping GIFs while Stop Motion option puts together different still images into one video. To film a video in reverse, the Rewind Lens will work.

 

On the upper-right corner, there is a smiling sticker icon. Use this to get stickers that can jazz up your pictures and videos. You can change the position and size of the stickers. Do not forget to customize it with Hashtags, location, selfie stickers, and poll. The pen icon allows you to add texts and even symbols in various colors and font sizes. A background color can also be added, giving you an option to pick one that resonates with your story.

 

Keep your Instagram stories posts captivating and engaging for your followers with the above effects. Do not shy away from exploring all these options because they are the secret to great Instagram stories.    

 

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