If you’re using Instagram for your business, you’re probably more than familiar with Instagram Stories.
Whether you use it to talk directly to your followers, alert followers of a new Instagram post, share a quote or photo of significance, or doing a quick repost of content from other accounts, Instagram Stories are a tremendous tool for your business.
But did you know that you also have the ability to change your Instagram story background color?
Most users tend to stick with the default background Instagram chooses based on the colors in your image because the methods to change it aren’t obvious at first glance.
And hey, sometimes, the gradient default color works just fine for your Instagram story background. But most of the time, you could probably use a little more creative freedom!
This blog post tutorial will go over three ways to change the background color of your Story, depending on the effect you are going for!
If you want to give your Insta story a new background, you have 3 options:
Tailwind Tip: If you can’t find the icons or features discussed in this article, it may be time to head to the App Store (for iPhone) or Google Play store (for Android) and update your Instagram app! 😉
To change your background to a solid color:
Tailwind Tip: This method is also PERFECT for creating Instagram highlight covers. Just upload the image you want (usually an icon of some sort, such as an airplane to symbolize travel) and change the background color to your brand color.
Repeat for each highlight cover!
You can also add a photo over your new background. To do this:
If you want to use a specific image or background with more design to it, you can simply make your own.
Tailwind Tip: If you love your new Stories so much you want to know how to add them to Instagram highlights, click on your Story after you post it.
There will be an icon labeled ‘Highlight’ that will allow you to create a new Highlight for your profile or add the Story to an existing one.
To add a color tint to your Instagram Story:
Now that you know how to change your Instagram Story background color, you’re probably excited to get started!
There are many reasons you might want to liven up your Instagram Story and change the background color, but one of the most popular uses is creating branded Instagram highlight covers!
Plus, you can keep your Instagram personal brand cohesive and unique with a little splash of color on your Instagram Stories!
Now that you know how to change the background color on an IG Story, you’re ready to take the social media world by storm!
What tips and tricks would you like to hear about next? Let us know in the comments below 👇
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