Instagram Story is a fun way to engage with your followers and create some different content. Especially if you have a highly curated feed like mine. I love sharing photos I wont usually post, video snippets and new things happening in my life. What you might not know is that it also created engagement for your account and photos. A good quality story will up your instagram game! Here are 6 things you might not know about that can take your stories to the next level!
Use Hype Type To Animate Your Text
I recently found an awesome app that you can use to create stories with animated text. Your words can fly into the screen, fade away or tumble down. You can have different fonts and colours as well. It really gives it that extra something and makes it more fun to watch as well.
You can download it for iphone here.
Make Videos For Your Instagram Story
Ok so this sounds kind of boring, anyone can make a video by holding in the button right? Thats not exactly what I mean though. Go out and film ( with your phone, camera, GoPro, drone or whatever! ) some awesome content and use an app to put it all together. Then use something like Continual to create segments to upload onto your story. This will create something people want to watch over and over as well a creating a beautiful story.
Use Hashtags To Get More Views
Hashtags on your story is relatively new and I am yet to see a lot of people using the function. When you hashtag the city that you are in, or a popular feature account hashtag or even an event you have the change of popping up on that story. It can give you extra views and maybe even followers.
Create Solid Colour Backgrounds
You don’t have to take a photo of a solid colour to have that as a background. All you need to do is take a photo then choose the colour you want on the colour picker. Press down for a few seconds and when you let go the whole screen will be that colour! Awesome right?
Great for injecting some light into your story and when you want the focus to be on what you have written!
Do Before & Afters
Before and after shots work a treat if you are a photographer. People love seeing editing in action and with a simple click to edit text it feels like you kind of had a part in it. Behind the scenes footage is also great to make people feel like they are part of what you are doing. Creating a few #TBT type stories also work well to get people to stick around. Its all about community!
Use Swipe Up
If you have over 10k followers you can change your account to business and get this epic feature. You can use the swipe up to have people go to your website or see where you bought your new dress. This function is really great for people that have online shops as well. You can’t link an instagram post and there is only one link in your bio so this is really useful!