Instagram Stories is a fun and engaging feature where users post a series of photos or short-form videos that appear on Instagram for 24 hours. This feature has become extremely popular, and more so, due to the plethora of options available to make them more interesting.
There are a wide variety of apps available to make fun and engaging Instagram Stories. Some apps add effects and animations to Stories, while others allow more advanced photo and video editing features.
While Instagram itself provides a lot of creative options to create Stories, using more specialized apps can further enhance your Stories.
This video and photo editor app is one of the best apps to create Instagram Stories. This brilliant app provides a plethora of easy-to-use design features to help you create beautiful Instagram Stories. The InShot video editor has a range of features and allows you to trim, cut, split, crop, or merge videos. It also provides various video backgrounds, filters, and effects. You can also add music and sounds to your videos, with an option to fade music in and out. There is an option for speed control using which you can make slow-motion or fast videos. You can also manage a video’s aspect ratio to make it fit different platforms.
This is one of the highest-rated Instagram Story editing apps on both the Play Store (4.7 stars) and Apple Store (4.8 stars). This app is very easy to use, as it provides a huge variety of preset templates that you can directly use to create your Instagram Stories. Apart from the templates, it also provides myriad options to add design effects. You can add text with varying fonts, filters, themes, and other design effects.
This Instagram Stories editor has some free and some premium features. The app provides minimalistic, elegant templates for creating beautiful Instagram Stories. It supports both photo and video stories and has plenty of design options for each. The app doesn’t require users to set up an account. You can simply download the app and start creating and sharing high-resolution Instagram Stories.
Canva is a popular photo editor that you can use to create beautiful photos with text overlay and other effects for your Instagram Stories. This graphic design app has one of the highest collection of templates that you can use to craft engaging Instagram Stories. The app also has a huge collection of stock images that you can use as a background image for your Instagram Stories.
This is a simple, easy-to-use app to make picture or video collages for your Instagram Stories. PhotoGrid has several templates, specifically for Instagram Stories, that you can choose from.
It has a lot of filters, stickers, fonts, and photo effects that you can use to create customised images. The app also provides photo editing features like clipping an object from a picture or removing the background. It also has some beautifying features to add or remove makeup in selfies and profile shots. And it has a selfie camera with which you can take selfies and it will automatically beautify the images.
This iOS app lets you create a series of 15-second videos for your Instagram Stories by cutting a long video. One of the key challenges faced while posting video Stories is that an Instagram Story needs to be shorter than 15 seconds. This app solves that problem and creates a continuous stream of 15-second videos that you can directly post as Instagram Stories.
This is a vintage camera app that lets you record videos in a retro 8mm camera fashion. This is a good app to create Instagram video Stories with a retro touch. The app also provides you with the option to add effects to existing videos from your gallery.