Layout: New to Instagram Stories

13 Jan 2020

Instagram has recently introduced a new Layout feature, which allows you to share multiple photos in a single story.

Utilising this new feature is a great way to change up the way you share content and express yourself when creating Instagram Stories, as well as exploring new creative ways to interact with your audience.


How Does It Work?

1. Make sure you’ve updated your Instagram app

2. Navigate to the Stories camera - you’ll now see a Layout format (next to Boomerang and Superzoom)

3. Select a type of Layout from the five options

4. Capture or upload photos in sequential order - left to right, top to bottom

5. Once you’ve completed your Layout, you can continue to edit your Story as you normally would


Ways You Can Utilise Layout

Team with other Story features, such as the Poll, Quiz, and Question feature. This is a great way to interact with fans and get them involved. You could enhance your profile’s presence by introducing a Highlight Story with a recurring segment, such as a weekly Poll featuring creative layouts. 

Use it to tease announcements in a new and creative manner. This could be used with the Countdown feature or you could have fans decide their favourite album cover using the Poll feature for an upcoming release.

The Layout feature is a fun way to show before and after photos - for example, behind the scenes of the steps taken to create your music or the setup process for a show.



Q - Can I use Layout for videos? 

A - At this time, Layout is available for photos only, not videos. 


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