How to Add Color Blocks to Instagram Stories | Instagram Story Hacks

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We can all agree the Instagram stories are where it's at on Instagram right now, can't we? Despite what people say, engagement on Instagram has not gone away… it's simply moved from the feed to stories. For this reason, Instagram stories are more important than ever. It's a great idea to keep your stories spicy by using new techniques that keep people guessing. Today, I'm going to tell you how to add color blocks to your Instagram stories. It's super easy and you're going to love it.  


If you haven’t hopped on the Instagram stories bandwagon yet, it's high time you did, friend.

Since there are so many users uploading new stories on a daily (more like multiple times daily) basis, it's important to do something different to keep it spicy and interesting, so that people coming back for more. Here is one way to get a little creative with your story.


How to Add Color Blocks to Your Instagram Story

  1. Open Instagram and create a story by clicking on the camera icon.
  2. Select a photo from your camera roll (or use a color fill background).
  3. Start a text block by clicking the “Aa” in the upper right-hand corner.
  4. Type space, then a hyphen, and then another space.
  5. Click the “A” button from the upper left-hand corner to give it a color background.
  6. Manipulate the size! Make it huge so that it takes up the entire span of your screen.
  7. If you’d like to give it transparency, click the “A” button again.
  8. Repeat as many times as you’d like until you’ve got a design you’re loving.
  9. Hit “Post to Story”. 

This is going to give you a really cool color block effect that will differentiate your story from the rest. I love color blocking for creating a solid background for text to make it easily legible (we’ve only got 20 seconds folks!).

Pretty cool, right? These are just some tips and tricks that you can add to your Instagram stories toolbox to set you apart from the rest of the pack. When you use this trick, please tag me in your Instagram story @sweatywisdom (…and go ahead and give me a follow too!).

How do you like to keep your Instagram stories interesting? Tell me in the comments!


Chris Emmer

Graphic Designer / Branding and Social Media Strategist / Yoga + Meditation Guide / Your New BFF.

West Michigan based, small business + wellness obsessed.