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The Best GIFs, Filters, and Hacks For Instagram Stories

Who else loves Instagram stories? IGS is the way to connect with your audience, share what you're doing on a day-to-day basis, and let Instagram know that you're engaged, boosting your other posts.

IGS is far from boring, with all different kinds of GIFs, filters, and other effects you can use on your stories. Today I've compiled a list of GIFs, filters, and hacks to make your stories look amazing. Enjoy!


Want to add adorable gifs to your Instagram stories? Just search the phrase and choose which one you want to use.

Washi Tape






Filters can enhance the photos on your stories and create a consistent theme with one click. Here are some of my favorites! Each photo was taken with the corresponding filter.


Dusty Caramel



Saw someone with a cool story you can't figure out how to create? We've got you. Here are three hacks to create unique stories.

Create a Shape Border

Follow these steps to create a shape border:

  1. Create a text box and type a period (".").

  2. Click to make the text highlighted.

  3. Select the color you want for your text.

  4. Enlarge the text box until the desired length.

  5. Drag the box to the corner of the screen.

  6. Repeat until a border is created.

New Post Peek-A-Boo

Follow these steps to get this effect:

  1. Add the photo you want to use.

  2. Click on the drawing icon and select the highlighter tool.

  3. Choose a color and press and hold down on the image. A transparent color should pop up.

  4. Use the eraser tool to erase the background from a certain part of the photo, draw, write, or more.

I love the free design website Canva to make my Instagram stories. If you search "Instagram story," free templates will pop up that you can customize to make your own.

That's all for today! Do you like to use Instagram stories? What hack had you never heard of before? Don't forget to follow me on Instagram to find more cool Instagram stories. Ciao, Zoe.

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