How to Add Text to Instagram Stories

Whether you are an influencer, a business social media manager, or a general social media user, you’re probably aware of the power of Instagram Stories. These Stories offer various design features, including the ability to add text. It’s a great tool to get your message across.

How to Add Text to Instagram Stories

If you’re not sure how to add text to your Instagram Stories, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we will show you how to do so for both Android and iPhone devices, using simple step-by-step methods.

How to Add Text to an Instagram Story on the iPhone

Adding text to your Instagram Stories using your iPhone is simple if you follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Instagram App on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the “Camera +” icon on the top left corner of your screen. The “Stories” screen will open.
  3. Take a photo or video for your story.
  4. Once you have your photo or video, look for the “Aa” icon at the top right and tap on it. Instagram’s text tool will open on the screen. Start typing your text.
  5. When you are done typing, you can edit the text.
    • You can change your text color by clicking one of the color icons at the bottom of the screen.
    • A slider on the left lets you adjust the size of your text.
    • You can align the text from the top left of the screen.
    • The Backdrop option lets you add an opaque or semi-transparent backdrop to your text.
    • The “Font” tool in the center allows you to choose your font from one of the five options.
  6. When you are satisfied with your text, hit the “Done” button in the top right corner of the screen.

How to Add Multiple Lines of Text to an Instagram Story on the iPhone

You can add more than a single line of text to your Instagram Story. You have the option to add a paragraph of text or separate lines of text to your photo or video, or you can create a solid background with multiple rows of text. This is how you do it:

  1. Open Instagram on your iPhone, and on the “Home” screen, tap the “Camera” icon in the top left corner.
  2. When the “Stories” screen opens, take a photo or video for your story.
  3. After you’re done, tap the “Aa” icon in the top left of the screen to launch the Text tool.
  4. Start typing your text. If you want a continuous paragraph, continue typing.
  5. When you are happy with your text, you can edit it by changing the color, justification, backdrop, and font style.
  6. If you prefer multiple lines of text in different locations across the screen, type your text and edit it. Tap on the screen to add this text to your Story. Tap on the screen again, and another text box will appear. Type in your text, edit it and tap the screen. Repeat this as many times as you want to add in different lines of text.
  7. When you are happy with your text, click “Done” in the top right corner of the screen.

Perhaps you decided you want to add text to your Instagram Story without a video or picture in the background. There is a simple way to do this and here is how:

  1. Open Instagram on your iPhone and click the “Camera” icon on the top left of the screen. The “Stories” page will open.
  2. Navigate to the bottom toolbar and slide it from “Normal” until you find the option to “Create.” Your screen will fill with a colored background which you can change by tapping on the colored circle in the bottom right of the screen.
  3. When you’re satisfied with the background, tap the screen to type. You can add as much or as little text as you would like here.
  4. When you’re finished with your text, it will save directly to your screen, and you can post it to your story.

How to Add Text to an Instagram Story on an Android Device

Adding text to an Instagram Story on an Android device is similar to the method used for an iPhone, with a few differences here and there. This is how to do it:

  1. Launch Instagram on your Android device. On your “Home” screen, swipe right to open the “Stories” screen.
  2. Snap a photo or video. Then navigate to the top right of the screen and select the “Aa” icon to launch the Text tool.
  3. On the screen that opens, begin typing your text.
  4. When you are satisfied with your text, you can edit the font, size, justification, color, background, or animate the text with controls located along the bottom, left, and top of the screen.
  5. When you are happy with how your text looks, click “Done” in the top right of the screen.

How to Add Multiple Lines of Text to an Instagram Story on an Android Device

Although the device and interface differ, adding multiple lines of text to your Instagram Story remains the same. Follow these steps to add more words of text to your Stories:

  1. Open Instagram on your Android device and swipe right to launch the “Stories” screen. Take a video or photo.
  2. Once you’re happy with your image or film, tap the “Aa” icon in the top right corner of the screen to open the Text tool.
  3. Start typing your text. If you want a paragraph of writing, keep typing until you have all the text as you want it.
  4. Edit your text. If you want multiple lines of text in various places across the screen, type your text, then tap on the screen to add that text to your Story. Next, tap in a different spot on the screen to open a second text box. Add your text, edit it, and tap on the screen. Repeat this until you have added all your text to your post.
  5. When you’re satisfied with your text, tap “Done” in the top right corner of the screen.

To create a solid background with multiple lines of text is simple too:

  1. Open your Android device and navigate to Instagram. Launch the app, then swipe right to open the “Stories” screen.
  2. Tap the drop-down arrow on the left and find the option to “Create.” Press on it.
  3. A multi-colored background will open with a text box over it. To change the color of this background, tap on the colored circle in the bottom right of the screen.
  4. When you’re happy with the color, tap the screen to start adding in text. Keep typing until you have your text is complete, and tap the screen.
  5. Now you can post the text to your Story.

Text Added!

Adding text, whether a few words or a couple of paragraphs to your Instagram Story, is relatively easy when you know the steps to follow. By practicing the instructions in this guide a few times, you will soon be creating Stories like a pro. All you’ll need to worry about then is what to add to your Instagram profile next.

Have you added text to your Instagram Story? Did you use a set of steps similar to those given in this guide? Let us know in the comments section below.

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