How to Change the Instagram Story Default Background

September 16th 2022
5 minute read

Are your Instagram Stories looking a little bit lifeless? Feeling a bit jealous of others sharing theirs with eye-catching images or colorful backgrounds but don’t know how to do it? Then, we’ve got you covered! In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to change the background of your Instagram Story.

Plus, we’ll let you in on the secret of what tool other accounts are probably using to create beautiful images for their accounts.

How to Change the Instagram Story Default Background

Why should you even post Instagram Stories?

Instagram Stories are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a more informal and spontaneous way to share content with your followers. According to Instagram, more than 500 million users take advantage of the Stories feature daily. Stories also disappear after 24 hours, encouraging users to post more frequently and, in turn, keep your followers coming back for more. By changing the background of your Instagram Stories, you can add a touch of personality and creativity to your account.

There are two ways to change the background of your Instagram Story: using an image or color. In this tutorial, we will show you how to do both. Let’s get started!

How to Change The Background of Your Instagram Story Using Color

If you want to add a splash of color to your Instagram Story, it’s now easier than ever.

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile page.
  2. Tap on the plus sign icon in the top right corner next to your username. Doing this will bring up a menu of options for creating your post.
  3. Tap on “Story” to start creating your Story.
  4. Don’t choose any image. Instead, open the camera.
  5. Don’t take a photo; simply tap the “Create” mode on the left side, symbolized by “Aa”.
  6. Press on the colorful circle in the bottom-right corner to change the background colors and choose the one that looks best for your post.
  7. After you’ve selected your color, you can add text, gifs, polls, or any other engaging addition to your Story. If you change your mind, you can still change the color after by pressing on the colorful circle on the top-right.
  8. When you’re happy with how everything looks, tap on the little arrow button in the bottom right corner to publish it.
How to Change the Instagram Story Default Background

If you want to use a specific color, for example, your brand’s color, as a background, we suggest uploading it as a background image, as we are about to show you.

How to Change the Background of Your Instagram Story Using an Image

If you want to use an image as the background of your Instagram Story, it’s straightforward to do.

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile page.
  2. Tap on the plus sign icon in the top right corner next to your username. Doing this will bring up a menu of options for creating your post.
  3. Tap on “Story” to start creating your Story.
  4. Select an image from your camera roll and gallery or take a new one.
  5. Once the picture is uploaded, you can resize it by tapping and holding your finger on the picture.
  6. You can then add your text, gifs, and other stickers.
  7. When you’re happy with how everything looks, tap on the little arrow button in the bottom right corner to publish it.

Alternatively, you can also easily add an image from the Create mode by tapping the Stickers icon on the top-right corner and choosing the image sticker. You can also use this method to add an image as a background when sharing a post as a story.

How to Change the Instagram Story Default Background with an Image

Read all about how to change the background of a reshare here.

How can I create engaging Instagram posts?

Instagram is all fun and games until you run out of ideas for your posts and realize you need to create engaging designs consistently. We know how you feel; this is where Mediamodifier comes to the rescue! With Mediamodifier’s easy-to-use online design tool and many Instagram story templates, you can create beautiful stories in minutes. Plus, we have a wide selection of fonts, stock photos, and illustrations that you can use to make your posts come to life.

Creating images for your account has never been easier. Simply sign up for a free Mediamodifier account and start creating. With our simple drag-and-drop interface, you can upload photos or illustrations or choose from our library of over one million high-quality stock images. Then, add text, overlays, and effects to personalize your design. When you’re finished, download the image and share it directly to your Instagram Story. Easy-Peasy!

Let’s wrap it up!

Using Instagram stories is a must for any personal brand and business these days. By adding a touch of personality and creativity, you can make your account stand out from the rest. In this tutorial, we showed you how to change the background of your Instagram Story using an image or color and gave tips on creating stunning visuals for your posts. So, try it out and have fun creating!

We hope this blog post makes your life on the Gram easier, and we’d like to see your amazing Stories. Please tag us @mediamodier so we can share some love!

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