How Should You Enhance Your Instagram Stories?

Today, the Instagram Stories are quite beautiful, and that’s probably due to the stickers, animations, and filters, and the best part is that there are many amazing Instagram Story apps available, both for Android and iOS.

Simply creating a ‘Story’ is not enough – you will need time and above all, creativity, to make it unique and stand out from the others, and hence, the following list of apps.

Available for both iOS and Android Platforms, you have quite the choice of apps for editing Instagram Stories.


Available for both iOS and Android, this app is one of the highest-rated apps on both platforms. Created with a ton of features – for both beginner and advanced users – this app will let you edit images, enhance photos, and add music.

With this app, you will get an extensive set of tools for both photo and video editing followed by icons, filters, and speed-control; plus you also get the option to add music to videos and background to photos.

Though this app is free, you need to go premium if you want to use the more advanced features.


Available for iOS only, this app is available in both versions – free and premium. With this app, you can divide your long videos (that are way past Instagram’s 15 seconds time limit) into a series of shorter clips that you can post as Instagram Stories.

The best part about this app is that you can export any videos – no matter what format they are in – without compressing them.



If you want your Instagram Story to stand out, then, you can include stop motion animation, and hence, this app.

Available for both Android and iOS, this app will you create professional-looking animations from your phone, that are followed by quite an extensive set of editing tools. You can also add stock music and filters, adjust the play speed, to name a few.

If you are worried that you won’t be able to use this app, worry not – the app has many tutorials that will take you through the process of how to use the app.

This app is free, though you will need to opt for the premium account to make use of some advanced features.


Apart from InShot, the ‘Over’ app is another one of the most top-rated Instagram Story apps for editing. That said, you can either create your templates or use any of their pre-made ones. It also comes with its own set of stickers, fonts, texts, and many more.

One thing you should note is that this app is a bit advanced one, so, will take time for you to get the overall hang of it, but once you get to know it, this app is pretty much awesome. And can open up a whole world of opportunities for you.


Available for both Android and iOS, this app will help you to design beautiful collages for Instagram Stories by using their free templates. You can also add in text, photos, videos and many more within the same story.

This app comes in two versions – free and premium. For the free version, you will get 25 of their free templates to use for your story, but for the premium version, you will get a whopping 90 paid templates that you can use in your story for that smooth and professional feel.


One of the quickest and easiest of all Instagram Story apps – Canva – it’s best if you want to revamp your Instagram story in a minute. To use this app, all you need to do is to upload your videos, and then, add stickers, icons, or text.

They have quite a wide range of templates to choose from – more than 50, 000! – and which you can use. Download it, and you are done.

This app is available for both iOS and Android.


Priced at $4.99, this app can be found only on the iOS store – with this app, it can show the live captions of the subject in the video, with only the click of a button, thus making it accessible for people who have hearing issues.

Plus, this app also offers numerous visual tools to make the videos one of a kind.

And the best part about this app is that it supports 40 languages and can be made to work on various platforms, and not only on Instagram.

A Design Kit

Can be found only on the iOS store, the app ‘A Design Kit’ will help you to bring color to your content. That said, you can also add vibrant stickers, backgrounds, and text, plus, you can even get creative with the many brushes that this app provides.

You can even browse their free tutorials to get the hang of the app. As of now, the app has 120 designs and templates, but with each update, that number is seen to be increasing!!


Available for both Android and iOS, this app can help you to create GIFs, slideshows, and memes. Plus, you can add AR face filters and stickers to your Stories, along with beautifying your profile photos by smoothing out the imperfections.

With this app, you will get 300+ templates that you can use for photo collage, as well as 70 filters and 100 backgrounds.



Want to create vintage-looking content?

How about ‘8mm’?

Dubbed as the best Instagram story app for creating vintage-looking content, this app will let you experiment with old-style grains, lenses, and video effects. And since, you can use its filter live, you can also edit as you go on recording.

This app is priced at $4.49 and can be found on the iOS store. Some of the best features of this app are its support of 4K HD recording, 8 lenses, 13 retro film styles, to name a few.

So, which one did you try? And which one turned out to be your favorite?

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