Guys, it's time to spice up your Instagram stories. So here are 10 best Instagram story ideas, you probably didn't know existed. This article is going to be the best list of Instagram Stories for your personal or business account. So let's get into it.10 Best Instagram Story Ideas for Your Personal Account 2020

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Cut Out Letters

Cut Out Letters
This is such a cool Instagram story idea I found quite a couple weeks ago, and I've been dying to show you guys.

So if you head on over to the gif section within Instagram stories and type in "Collage Letters" and then search. As you can see, all these different college letters appear, and there's one for every single letter of the alphabet.

Of course, but then from there, what you can obviously do is select each letter to spell out whatever it is you want to spell out for your story.

So I'm just spelling out coffee and then heading back to find some more letters to spell out time at the bottom.

And what I also like about these is there are some lowercase and uppercase letters to choose from so you really can design a unique looking story.

And here's just another example of another story I did on the right-hand side using these nifty collage letters.

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New Arrow

New Arrow
Now, this is a brand new addition from Instagram, and it was very needed. If you click on a straw icon on the top right-hand side, you may have seen a new arrow icon just like this.

And what this new arrow brush does is you guessed it draws arrows out for you so you literally just draw a line and it ends up with an arrow at the end every single time just as you see here.

I don't know about you guys, but I used to be on the struggle bus when trying to draw arrows on Instagram. So this new brush obviously makes life so much easier.

And again, here's just another example of me using it. If you don't see this brush under your brush pack, then just make sure to update your Instagram guys. But other than that, definitely try this one out.

Post Backgrounds

Post Backgrounds
Okay, now, this one is quickly for my iPhone users, and I'm pretty sure somewhere along the line, we've all tried to share a post to our Instagram stories. But what you may have always found is the background is so annoying.

Well, there is a way to spice that up, so if you hit a visit to your photos application right and you get a background that has a hole cut off in the middle just like this.

What you're gonna do is you're gonna copy those photos, then head on back to the Instagram app and add it as a sticker.

So you just click on that, then you upscale your image so that you can see your posts through that hole and then just tap and bam your post comes through, but now you have a really nice background.

Cut it Out

Cut it Out
Now this one is a really nifty story idea and makes sure that none of your photos ever go unused. Let's just say you've got an image like this.

But you didn't quite get the framing right, or something about it just isn't quite right, but you still want to put it to use.

Well, what you can do is select a color from the image and then make a solid background just like this, then you're going to grab the erase tool and erase a part of the picture that you actually like and want to use.

Then what you're gonna do is select the draw icon and once again select a color from an image just so it all ties in quite nicely.

And now draw around the circle just as you see me doing here, and by doing this, it only really cleans up those edges were you raised and gives it an enjoyable unique looking aspect.

From there you can continue creating your story so as you said and making my way downtown always layer up those fonts guys because it looks super snazzy and then once I was done here is what it looked like and to think I didn't really have a great picture to start off with. And then there is just another example. So never let those pictures go to waste.

Make it Glow

Make it Glow
Now in the past, I've shown something similar to this story but not quite the same. And let me show you why. So first, off you're gonna select the glow brush and select a color from your image, and then I am drawing a zigzag over my subject, which is me in this case.

Then go ahead and select the erase brush and now delete the line that overlaps your subject. It can be quite hard making sure the edges are neat, so a nice little trick is using your phone's magnification, so in my case, I just tapped three times, and it magnifies the screen.

On an iPhone, if you take three fingers and double-tap, it also opens up a magnification window. And then you can really get in there and just clean up those lines nicely so that your story it looks extra good.

So just continue erasing those lines around your entire subject. I promise you it doesn't take long at all, and when you are done, you have this excellent looking story that made you a couple seconds.

You're just a couple other examples. I did use the same technique and remember the shape is not limited to a zigzag you try a circle or a triangle.

Hanging Around

Hanging Around
Ooh, now, this is a really cool story idea, and let's just say you have the image you want to post, but you've got some text you want to add.

So I'm just saying a new studio because guys we have a new studio coming soon that I am so excited to show you.

But anyway, I popped my text up there, and then I head on back to my text tool and make the exact same text again except in a different color.

So I'm just creating that drop shadow effect. Now you're going to go back to the text tool, and in the individual characters, you're going to select the underscore icon a couple of times. So that you actually end up creating a line just like this.

Then go ahead and copy it because I'm gonna use those line a couple more times once you've done that what you're then gonna do is take that line and position it above the word just as you see me doing here.

So that when you are done, it looks like the words are hanging from a sign or from the ceiling. You can continue to create the rest of your posts, so I just added Conway to show you guys because obviously, I can't, and now I've got a really cool looking post like I said as though this sign is hanging from the ceiling.

And then here are just some other ways and examples you can use this hanging text technique in your Instagram stories to give this kind of a significant effect.

Boomerang Options

Boomerang Options
Now I bet you guys have never noticed this little boomerang icon at the top if you've taken a boomerang in Instagram stories. And what this does is it allows you to change the boomerang style. So firstly, you get the slo-mo boomerang option.

Then you get this eco option which kind of gives it this ghostly effect if you know what I mean, and finally, you get duo which kind of gives it a bit of a haze. What you can also do is crop down the size of your boomerang if you want it to be shorter.

This is also a relatively new addition to Instagram Stories, and I love that you've got these different boomerang options now, and I'm excited to see what other ones they bring in the future.

Finally, you can finish jazzing up your boomerang, and just as you see me doing here and again, don't forget to lay in your fonts guys. It has such a beautiful effect on your Instagram stories.

So don't forget the next time you want to do a boomerang - don't Instagram stories, you've got the slo-mo, echo, and duo it effectively to strum to just jazz things up.


Stickers are such a great tool to take a really simple looking image and give it that extra life it sometimes needs.

And I've actually been making my own stickers for the last couple of months guys so if you type in Hales World under the gift section in Instagram stories there you'll find all the stickers.

I've slowly been creating and I try to keep ones in mind that could really help jazz up your guy's stories.

So, for example, there's this label sticker you can use. I just added the word pizza and laid it on top, and then I grabbed this hot expanding emoji kind of one and lay that next to the pizza because who doesn't love pizza guys.

And I also created a little battery sticker. :)

I personally love using this battery sticker when grabbing a coffee just as a little top-up. But yeah they are so many different wants to choose from and please guys go ahead and check these out use them tag me in your stories if you use them and just have a bunch of fun.

Ao doesn't forget to search the Hales world in the gift section under Instagram stories. And also, let me know down in the comments section if you guys want to know how you can make your own Instagram stickers.

Solid Text

Solid Text
Then on to another super simple way to really elevate your stories using text once you've got your main design down, what you're going to do is head on over to the text icon.

And just type in one letter on the typewriter point. Then select a color from the image only as you see me doing here and place that first letter. Continue doing this letter by letter, but every time choosing a different color from your image.

It just gives some nice variation to your picture and because I had a huge cup of hot chocolate in front of me.

I spelled out the word Hot Chuck. It doesn't actually take that long at all, although you might think it does it takes a couple of seconds.

And then once you've done that, you can add a little something extra, so I just added this line gif, and you've got a super cool looking story in seconds.

Another quick text example is already having the text laid out but then taking the brush tool selecting a color and just tapping a circle behind each letter.

Again this is just something so simple you can do that takes absolutely no time or whatsoever, and it's not necessarily something you would think of doing unless you knew it, so definitely try this one out, next time guys.

Hayls World Instagram Elements

Then as mentioned at the beginning of this article on my website guys, I have a bunch of these Instagram backgrounds for you guys to download for absolutely free they have the full cutouts already in them, so you don't have to worry about making that cut out yourself. You can just download them to your phone and use them for your post backgrounds.


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