5 Tips to make a poppin Insta story

Instagram is one of the most popular and well known social media platforms in the world, with plenty of in-app features to help you edit, produce and compile a selection of images and/or videos into an organised setting. This is called a story, and whether you’re new to Instagram or you’ve been around since the dark ages, here’s a few tips to keep your stories poppin…


Keep it short and sweet

Why is this important?

In order to keep your audience engaged in what you have to present you should keep it quick and to the point.

Quick tip : Film in portrait, this way you don’t have to crop or edit your photo or video size and your quality will remain the same.


Use different camera options

Why is this important?

Try using different features such as Boomerang and Superzoom to more accurately present your ideas and focus more on whatever it is your story is trying to capture.

Quick tip : Use these as well as your standard camera settings in good balance, try not to use it more than you have to. 


Add animation features (GIFs, stickers etc)

Why is this important?

Extra features such as GIFs and stickers will give your story a more vibrant setting and lively feeling to it, just don’t go overboard because there is such a thing as “too vibrant”

Quick tip : Stick a maximum of 3 stickers and/or GIFs so you don’t overcrowd your image.


Choose related music

Why is this important?

Music can help set the scene for your video or photo, as well as making it more captivating to your audience. 

Quick tip : Choose music that links back to what you’re trying to capture in your story.


Use filters

Why is this important?

Using filters with the right approach will make your story more appealing and can help you create a more enchanting surrounding.

Quick tip : Try to ensure that your filter is related to the topic for the best results.