a quick guide to using instagram stories feature

A Guide to Using the New Instagram Stories Feature

Since getting introduced a few weeks ago, the Instagram Stories feature has really grown in popularity, but there are still a lot of people who don’t know how to use it. There’s no need to worry though as it’s pretty easy to use once you know what the feature is all about.

What You Need to Know About the Instagram Stories Feature

Introduced on August 2, 2016, this all-new feature by Instagram lets you share some of your best moments of the day almost instantly. The idea is to share the happy and exciting times with everyone who’s following you on the photo and video-sharing platform.

introduction to instagram stories

The feature has a strong resemblance to Snapchat Stories, and works in quite a similar manner too.

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Instagram Stories

Step 1: To launch Instagram Stories, simply swipe right from the main screen.

Step 2: Now that Stories is functioning, look for the circle button that can be found at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Tap that circle button to take photos or press and hold to record videos. There’s no limit to these, so you can keep on making videos and taking photos until you’re satisfied with what you have.

Step 4: Now it’s time to edit the photos and videos that you created. You can add texts, drawing, filters, lenses, and more to make them more appealing.

example of instagram stories filters

Step 5: After getting done with editing, it’s time to put all the pictures and videos in an order you want everyone to see them.

Step 6: Press ‘Done’ to save your story.

Step 7: To share your saved story, simply click on the “Mark” button at the bottom of the screen and you’re good to go.

If you are not satisfied with your story, you can re-edit it and share it once you think it is ready. The options provided are endless, so there’s always room for improvement. If you need any more help in this regard, let us know in the comment section below.