13 cool Instagram hacks

Instagram stories is a seemingly simple and intuitive platform, just like the social network itself.

However, not all of its cool features and functions are visible immediately in Instagram stories, and some of the Instagram story ideas are not even known by SMM specialists who have been promoting on Instagram for a long time.

We found as many as 13 Instagram story hacks that simplified our work.

  1. WHERE CAN YOU SEE WHO VIEWS YOUR INSTAGRAM STORY

 You can find out this data, which is not shown in statistics, by going to the post itself and clicking on the three dots. There should appear the item “view reposts of stories”.

If you don’t see this item, it means that there are currently no active stories with reposts of your publication.

This feature will help you understand how users react to content or determine how much they like a new product based on their comments to the repost.

  1. INSERTING AN IMAGE

Copy images directly from the “camera roll” section on your phone.

Just click “copy“, and then go to Instagram, open the stories, press and hold your finger until the ”paste” option appears.

Or download the keyboard from Google Gboard and insert images directly from the search.

  1. MAKE A BOOMERANG OUT OF A LIVE PHOTO

This life hack is the least known of our list of cute Instagram story ideas.

But to make a boomerang, just upload a live photo to stories, press the screen hard and hold your finger until the “boomerang” message appears on the screen.

You can return the photo to the static original in the same way.

  1. FILL THE INSTAGRAM STORY FONT WITH A GRADIENT

Do you want your Instagram story design to stop being just monotonous?

Just select the written text, select the original color, and simultaneously (with two hands) swipe left on the text and color scale.

 

  1. HOW TO ADD AN EMOJI GLOW EFFECT TO INSTAGRAM STORY

 Open the text tool and select a neon font. Then choose any emoji. Done!

In this simple way, you can make the view of your Instagram story more original and make the emoji play in a new way.

  1. HOW TO ADD BRANDED FONT TO INSTAGRAM STORY

To make this feature available, you will first need to download the Over app (available in the AppStore and Google play). 

After installing the app, you can download Instagram story fonts in OTF format to your phone from your computer, transferring them via Airdrop.

  1. ALIGN ANY FONT TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT EDGE

For some Instagram story fonts, such as classic or “typewriter”, this feature is available automatically.

But when you switch to a modern or neon font, this button disappears. However, a simple swipe on the screen to the left or right will correct the situation.

  1. “FILL” EFFECT”

Want to know how to change the background color on Instagram story? Easy!

Upload or take any photo, select the brush tool, tap anywhere on the screen and hold until the Instagram story background becomes the color you want.

By the way, you can also change the background color using the marker tool, but then the background will be semi-transparent.

And with the help of an eraser, you can later make an interesting pattern.

  1. HIDE HASHTAGS

 Hashtags in stories increase the coverage, but they can spoil the overall Instagram story design. There are two ways to hide them:

Make them as small as possible and close with the GIF-image.

Use the eyedropper to select a background color and color your hashtags with it.

  1. CREATE A SHADOW EFFECT FOR THE TEXT

It is very easy to achieve this effect.

Write your text. Then copy the text and make another label of the same size, but in a different color.

Put them on top of each other with a slight shift. Done!

  1. SHARE MULTIPLE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTION STICKER AT ONCE

To do this, click share response, download the story, and upload it as an image when you share the next publication.

Repeat until you share all the answers you need.

  1. ATTACH A TEXT OR A GIF-IMAGE SO THAT IT APPEARS ON YOUR VIDEO AT THE RIGHT TIME

Did you know that you can not just overlay Instagram story covers on a video in stories, but also choose the moment when they will appear?

To do this, click on the text (GIF-image) and hold it until the slider appears at the bottom.

Place the item where you would like and click “attach”.

  1. COPY GIF-IMAGES DIRECTLY FROM THE GIPHY APP

We all know that Instagram is already working with this service. Actually, all the cool gif-images that can be attached to the Instagram stories are from there.

However, it is quite difficult to find the one among the suggested ones.

Therefore, we offer another option: go to the app, find the GIF you like, and copy the link to it. After that, add a link to Instagram story and your GIF will appear on it.