Instagram stories are all the rage, right? By the way – do people still say ‘all the rage’ or am I just old? Anyway, another popular thing to do on Instagram is create Instagram story templates that allow other users to screenshot the template and fill it in. There is everything from favorite accounts to follow to fill-in-an-emoji with your mood. In any case, today I’m sharing the very simple way to make an Instagram story template using Canva.
How To Make An Instagram Story Template Using Canva
If you aren’t familiar, Canva is a tool/website that allows you to make all sorts of graphics and offers both a free and paid version. I use the free version and it works great for my needs. Here’s what the home screen looks like after you sign up and make an account.
How To Make An Instagram Story Template
To make an Instagram story on Canva using the free version, all you need to do is go to Canva, sign up for a free account, and look at the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen. There will be an option that says ‘Create A Design’. Click that and a drop down menu will appear with options.
Select ‘Custom dimensions’ and another screen will populate allowing you to input your custom dimensions.
The dimensions you need to make an Instagram story are 1080 x 1920. Hit ‘Create design’.
When you do that, a screen will pop up with the correct dimensions for your Instagram story and you can start creating!
You can add text, a background, images, and more. When you are done, hit the down-facing arrow on the right hand side of your computer. Here’s an example of one I made to support small businesses.
Once it’s downloaded to your computer, send it via email or text and it is ready and easily uploaded to Instagram stories and will properly fit the screen without having to stretch it.
To note, the creations you make will be saved in your Canva account automatically, so you can always go back and easily reference or modify them and re-save with ease.
I hope this was helpful and definitely let me know if you have any questions.
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