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Why Instagram Stories are need to be part of your strategy?
If you never heard about Instagram Stories our you just never tried it, it’s time to do it! Instagram Stories are one of the best ways to reach your audience and increase your engagement. Over 250M people using Instagram Stories every day, that’s more than SnapChat – it has a huge potential. Instagram is no longer just a selfie, cute dog or outfit photo sharing site, you can tell stories and be more interactive.
What are highlights for Instagram Stories?
Instagram Stories are for 24 hours, but you can save your best stories and share with your audience in the Highlight section, under your bio, here is mine:
Check my Instagram Highlight Covers here.
Why are they grate?
- Your Highlight Stories are evergreen: It stays on your Instagram site and it shows your evergreen stories content.
- You can show what you are doing (painting, cooking, visit museums) specifically, you can show deeper what is your niche.
- You can use your own icons to be more unique.
Some great examples of Instagram Stories highlight icons:
Aspyn Ovard’s Instagram Stories Highlight Icons:
How Aspyn Osward using Instagram Stories Highlight Icons:
Outfits: She is sharing outfit photos with affiliate links or sponsored posts
New Videos: Her latest videos from her YouTube channel
Presets: Her own presets for sale
New Blog: Latest blog posts from her blog
How to create your own Instagram Stories Highlight Icons:
First, you need to download icons and customize them as you wish. But where can you find Icons? There are many ways, I show you my favorite ones.
My Icons are from Later, if you like it, you can download from this link. It’s free and you just need to write your e-mail address and some info, and your Icons are arriving in your e-mail address:
They are so cute:
How to customize your Instagram Stories Highlight Icons:
There are many ways how to customize your Instagram Stories Highlight Icons, I’m using Canva for the process. It’s free and easy, you can use the app or the desktop version. If you are using the app, you can select the “Your Story” template and customize easily your Highlight Icons. I’m using the desktop version.
1. Open Canva and go to the Create Design Icon:
2. Select Use Costume Dimension on the top right and use 1080 x 1920 pixels:
3. Upload your Icons from your Computer. Use the later Icons:
4. Edit your background and use your Icons:
5. Add your Icon and Voilá!
After you are ready with your first icon, just go to the “Copy this page” Icon on the right and just change your Icon. If you want a brand new background, go to the “Add a new page” section and start your design as I described above. You can also add only text, it looks also great, many bloggers using this style. After you are ready with your Instagram Stories Highlights covers, download them to your computer and transfer to your phone.
Add Your new icons as an Instagram Stories Highlight Icon:
The last step is uploading and using your new icons. Just upload your Icon as a story and clock into the “More” and select where would you like to use your Icon:
If you already have some stories and you just want to add cover pictures, go to the Stories folder and follow this 4 steps:
That’s it! I hope I could help you! If you want to read more post like this, follow me!