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How to Change an Instagram Story’s Background Color?

Instagram Stories allow you to share multiple videos and photos taken throughout the day, complete with overlays of doodles and stickers, like Snapchat Stories. This slideshow reel of photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours, allowing you to share moments of your day without having to keep them on your Instagram Profile.

If you want to repopulate your Instagram story reel, just take more videos and photos and continue to broadcast them. You can also add an Instagram Story as a highlight if you want them to remain on your profile for longer than the 24 hours.


There are many ways you can make your story shine. By using gifs, stickers, text, music but also background images or colors.

Here is how to change an Instagram story’s background color:

  1. Open the Instagram app and tap the new post icon.
  2. From the bottom menu, select Story.
  3. From the bottom menu, select Create.
  4. Tap the small circle icon in the lower-right corner to cycle through your available background color options.
  5. Tap Tap to type and type a message as usual. Your color options are limited by the font style used for your text.
  6. While the typing option is active, tap the top middle button to cycle through the different font styles. This also changes your background color options.
  7. After each font style change, tap the small circle icon to view additional cool colorful backgrounds.
  8. When you’re ready, tap Done to confirm your text and minimize the keyboard.
  9. You can now add additional text, stickers, and gifs to your Instagram Story. Music can also be added to your Instagram Story. Tap the check mark when finished.
  10. Tap Your Story when you’re ready to publish.

How to Add Cool Colorful Backgrounds to an Instagram Story

If you want to use something a bit more dynamic than a solid color background in your Instagram Story, you can change the background color to a pattern by uploading your own custom image.

There are a variety of websites that provide a plethora of textured and patterned background images for you to use. Some worth checking out are FreePik, Pexels, and PixaBay.

Here’s how to use a custom image as a background in an Instagram Story:

  1. Open the Instagram app and tap the new post icon.
  2. From the bottom menu, select Story.
  3. Swipe up on the screen. This opens a photo gallery within the Instagram app.
  4. Accessing the gallery in Instagram
  5. Find and tap the image you want to use as an Instagram Story background.
  6. If needed, use two fingers to resize the image so it fills the entire screen.
  7. Add any text, gifs, stickers, or music to your Instagram Story.
  8. Tap Your Story to publish. Your newly styled Instagram is now viewable on your feed.

How to hide my story from someone?

Tap the profile icon in the bottom right of the Instagram app to access your profile > Tap the three lines in the top right > Settings > Privacy > Story > Hide Story From > Select the people you’d like to hide your story from.”></lbFaq><br /> <lbFaq question=

How many users does Instagram have?

1 billion. As of January 2020, there are nearly 1 billion monthly active users on Instagram.