Remember the time that Snapchat was the only platform with 24-hour stories? And then Instagram came along and successfully integrated that feature as well? Millions of users all around the world turn to IG stories daily, to promote themselves, their businesses, and more.

Unlike regular IG posts, stories have an aspect ratio of 9:16 (the length and width of your smartphone screen), a 7 second photo viewing cap, and 15 second video cap. Instagram does not limit the amount of times a user can post within a day, but we have noticed that there is a big drop in views from the first post to the next, within a story. This can be quite annoying if what you wanted to post, doesn’t fit on a single slide.

Luckily, there are some great ways around this. I’m going to show a fun, fast, and easy way to post multiple photos AND/OR videos, in one slide.

Here’s how to create some awesome Instagram stories.

1 - Choose the photos or videos you want
2 - Open Kapwing and choose your favorite template
3 - Add additional shapes, texts, or more
4 - Publish!

1 - Choosing the photos or videos you want

I tend to sort my photos and videos ahead of time, so I’ve aligned in a consistent theme. Of course, how you decide to create is completely up to you. Start by having your photos or videos ready to upload onto Kapwing. You can also use previous projects in your workspace that you have in Kapwing.

2 - Open Kapwing and choose your favorite template

You can find the IG Story templates either in the Collections or through your workspace by choosing the template option. Pick your favorite one and start editing.

When you are working in your template, make sure you choose the 9:16 output size for IG story. There are other settings such as choosing your background color and padding to choose from.

3 - Add additional shapes, texts, or more

This is where it gets EXTRA fun. Once you upload your images into the template, start adding additional images, texts, shapes, etc. If you have a video, you can add subtitles. You can also turn the images into videos, make them into GIFs, or add audio to your project!

4 - Publish

Once you are satisfied with your product, publish it! Depending on the size and length of the project, this can take a few minutes. Don’t worry though, it’s working! Watch as it renders and transforms into the perfect IG Story. When it’s finished, download, or upload directly onto Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Thanks for hanging out! Hopefully this article helps, and you’re just as excited to start posting to your IG story. Kapwing has some other great resources that will help turn your videos into professional looking content. Feel free to tag us with a #kapwing for an extra like and follow on any platform! We appreciate any shoutouts, feedback, ideas, and general user love. Happy editing!

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