12 Instagram story hacks that’ll keep you up all night

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Instagram stories are worth to be watched rather than perfectly tailored Instagram Posts Templates. Most of the direct communications with users happen there. Meanwhile, we have come up with some cool implementable tips to boost your Instagram story game.

Look swanky all day by utilizing ready-made story templates as we always try to live up to customer’s expectations. So now you won’t have to look more for any Instagram story maker other than this. Make your followers go wow after learning these hacks that are trendy, creative and innovative at the same time.


1) Chalk up a shadow/3D text effect

Instagram keeps coming up with a variety of text fonts, structures, etc. With endless possibilities of variations, you can bring onto the table. To create a shadowy drop-down look – you first need to upload a picture, write down a congruent text, change the text type like Modern, Strong, Neon, Typewriter.

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Place it where it looks well suited, now adjust the size as required. Select the text, let’s call it Text 1. Copy Text 1 and Paste it again on the same text to produce Text 2. Remember to have a different colour for Text 2 in order to differentiate. Let it affect well by placing over obliquely on Text 1 as in the picture to create a shadow/3D text effect.

2) Eraser tool to paint your dream

On your Instagram story timeline, you get three types of pen options on the top of your screen. Along with that Instagram Story Templates to help you rub out unnecessary portions of text and colour. Now the trick here is to how to have a magical effect on your image and make only some parts of it show.

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First of all, upload an image or capture it right away. Select a type of pen, choose a colour, long press on the image. And the picture will now be fully covered with the selected colour. Select the ‘Eraser Tool’ and scratch on the portions you want to keep for a scraped out effect.

3) Colour pick a theme-based text

Have you ever wondered why Instagram business accounts have such a good story plan out? The main element that engages your eye is the perfect composition of colour tones that sets the picture apart. Let’s hop on how to have a text colour matching your theme.

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It’s very easy. Upload the image, now decide on what colour of the text you would like to have. Type in the text, then you will find a colour picker tool besides multiple colours. Hover the colour picker across your image, and mind the colour that will pop. Have a look at the image for an illustration.

4) Background with a solid colour

It is often observed that when you share a post on your story, the background colour is selected based on the post’s colour theme. Now you can even have a solid colour background of your choice. Share any post on your story at first.

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Make a choice for the colour you want to have and long-press on your mobile screen. The background colour will get changed as per your colour choice. You can also colour pick a specific colour from the post’s colour composition.

5) Word pop effect in multiple stories

You might have come across some transitions and animations within presentations. Where some words pop into the slide after a tap. Now the point here is, how can you make a similar effect in your Instagram stories that looks professional and amaze your audience.

word pop effect story

For this, first of all, prepare an image with a little text out of whole(leave a little space beneath); for your story. Now you will find a Download button (down arrow icon). Download the image on your device, and then upload the same. For the next story; use the downloaded story image and write down the left out text. Once you upload it all, see the magic by tapping each story, word pop effect comes in use.

6) Get rid of unwanted stories

We always wish if we could not see stories of a few people. Well, it can be for many reasons, as we can’t unfollow them. There is a possible way you can mute the stories of unwanted people, which doesn’t notify them about your current action and easy by your end too.

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Generally, you will see a story section on the top of your screen. Search out for the username whose story you wanted to get rid of. Long-tap on the Instagram story icon, a dialogue box will appear reading: ‘view profile’ and ‘mute’. Click on ‘mute’ to stop further story notifications from that account.

7) Show your story to selected people

If you don’t want to show your story to some people than here is a way to hide your story from them. Also, you can share your story just to your close friends’ list. Go to your profile, besides your Instagram bio tap on the icon with three horizontal lines.

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Go under ‘Settings’, then follow Privacy > Story. You will get a page starring ‘Hide story from’ and ‘Close friends’. Click ‘Hide story from’ and select followers you don’t want to share the story with. Or select close friends list under ‘Close friends’ section. This way you can manage who can access your story daily.

8) Make your text rainbow

Now, this is something that can make people wonder how you managed to have the text with a rainbow colour. This hack is trendy as well as cool to every context. First and foremost, write down with any text structure from modern, strong, etc.

The same you do for picking a custom colour, long press on a single colour and meanwhile also select the text completely. Now, manage to swipe/rub your finger from right to left both for colour and selected text(at the same time using different fingers). Swipe the colour randomly to make it look dynamic and lively.

instagram rainbow colour text

9) Add location to engage users

Popular locations have their own collection of feeds where you will find people’s stories and posts. Geotagging a location is something that claims you’ve been to that place and help people identify nicer locations without even separately searching for the same. On your story tab, swipe up for stickers and features.

instagram story template

Tap on the ‘Location’ feature and turn on your device’s location to explore an exact place name across Google. Once you find, tag it and pin it on your image. Now, the location story feed will find your story with the mentioned location. People will start reaching that feed and will discover you through that medium as well.

10) Use proper hashtags to grow your audience

These days hashtags play a bigger role in Instagram marketing. Also as the name suggests they are tags mentioned for a reason. This way you can express your current mood under a hashtag sign, and be in a trending list at the same time (works only if your account is public).

instagram story food template

Write down the relevant hashtag to your image, an immediate list of similar hashtags will be suggested to you. Now go under any of them, prefer the one with maximum followers. As it will help more and more people recognize you & your content. 

11) Add a live sticker to your image

In the history of digital entertainment, something that is always interesting to watch is a GIF. And on top of that, GIFs are good at expressing human’s mood and they never fail to impress people.  

instagram story sticker

Adding a live sticker to your Instagram Story Video Maker can completely change the outlook which makes it more engaging for the users to watch. Open your typing keypad and you will get some options, choose a sticker icon and match from the listed gif category. You can also add a funky sticker(situated besides GIF category).

12) Pin sticker within a video

If you are uploading a video in your story, there are moments where you feel the need to express emotions or want your viewers to notice the screen, then pinning a relevant sticker can help sort the way out.

instagram story sticker in video sample

What you need to do is; swipe up to access the readymade stickers. Scroll the video where you want the sticker to be pinned and place your sticker there. This will ensure that your viewers will see the sticker appeared at the moment, just when you wanted them to see.

you can create a custom image or story for all social media platforms. you can get a detailed guide for social media images.

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