How To Add Images or Video to an Existing Instagram Story
Instagram is a hugely popular social media platform that enables users to share images and video with their friends. In order to keep user attention, the app constantly adds new features – sometimes so many that users lose track of what they can do on the platform, or miss new features. In this article, I’m going to show you how to add images or video to an existing Instagram story, something many users aren’t aware is possible.
Stories are one of Instagram’s most interesting features. They are modeled (*cough* copied *cough*) from a similar element in Snapchat, and they allow you to tell a tale using multiple images or video clips in series like a slideshow. Stories genuinely add a great deal to the Instagram experience.
Creating Instagram Stories
Instagram Stories last for 24 hours (although you can Highlight them to keep them longer) and can be viewed by the world or just by your followers, depending on how you set your privacy up.
Creating Instagram Stories is very straightforward.
- Open Instagram and select the “Your Story” icon in the upper left hand corner of the home screen.
- Take the picture or video using your camera and edit them, add effects, etc. as required.
- Once you’re satisfied, tap the “Your Story” icon in the lower left hand corner of the home screen.
Once your Story has been created, you will see your profile image appear at the top of the news feed. Select it to access your creation at any time while it is live.
Adding New Images to Instagram Stories
Once created, if you want to edit or add images or video to an existing Instagram Story, you can.
To add new images to a story from your gallery:
- Swipe right on the home screen to open the camera.
- Take your new image or video, or swipe up in the camera to access the gallery.
- Edit the image as needed.
- Tap the “Your Story” icon in the lower left of the screen to append the image or video to your story.
Instagram Stories are a neat feature of the app that make just that little bit more interesting. The time-limited nature of them is both a benefit and a bane of the system but forces you to be creative quickly. It also means you don’t have to scroll through weeks’ worth of other stories to get to the most recent.
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