Stories are the best known and most popular feature on Instagram, they let you add photos or short videos to your profile that appear for 24 hours. You can use them to share your day-to-day life with your followers, promote your work, or show your fun side. Due to the popularity of Stories, many 3rd party apps have been created to help you make interesting and fun Instagram Stories. We'll fill you in below!
Unfold is one of the most popular apps for creating Instagram Stories. It's a free app that has over 200 templates for you to create stunning collages including videos and photos. The app is packed with tons of editing features, including filters, text, and stickers. You can even take a subscription to access Unfold+ for additional features.
Mojo is another free app to create Instagram Stories right from your phone. It's tastefully designed and provides hundreds of animated templates. Add custom text and easily share on Instagram and other social media networks. If you upgrade to Mojo Pro, you'll gain access to even more features.
InShot is a wonderful photo and video editing app that will be a great ally when making Stories. This app is powerful tool to have as it boasts extensive editing functions including cutting, dividing and adding backgrounds, effects, filters, and more. InShot even lets you add and edit music and sound effects for a perfect finish. With the InShot Pro Unlimited subscription you'll get even more features, and you can download your content without a watermark.
If you want to give it a shot, you can download it here.
Canva offers an app for Android that lets you make truly unique pieces, editing your own photos and videos. We recommend this app for its versatility. Use it to design movie posters, collages, birthday invitations, and more. Use the video editing features to design neat Instagram Stories. You can also use Canva for your business to create logos, advertisements, and more.
You can download Canva for Android here.
VSCO is another stylish and efficiently designed app that lets you add the perfect finish to your photos and videos. There's a free version that gives you access to a range of select features and presets. However, if you upgrade to the paid version you'll have even more options including retro filters, new camera effects, new over lays, and much more. VSCO has its own social network to share your work, but it also syncs easily with other major social media networks.
Download it for Android and iOS here.
8mm is great app if you're looking to create videos that pop with a vintage style finish. It has tons of effects you won't find on other editors, including: light leaks, silent film, 1920s, 1960s, 1970s, black and white, and much more.
It's only available for iPhone. You can download it here.
Lightroom CC is the most powerful Adobe image editor, and it's now available on mobile app for iPhone and Android. Lightroom will get you near-professional quality finish to your photos. It has the broadest range of editing options among the other apps mentioned, and you can even configure custom presets to save time and create your own style.
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