Instagram Stories: how to get the most out of your social storytelling

Instagram Stories tutorial
(Image credit: Rachael Sharpe)

Ever since Instagram introduced Stories in 2016, they’ve become a big part of the platform. Said to be a reaction to the popularity of Snapchat, these fun and quick ways to share content are a great way to engage with your audience – but, if you’ve never really used them, they can also be quite daunting. 

Fear not, though. In this guide, we’ll answer some common questions about Instagram Stories, how to get started with creating your own compelling content, and how to get the most out of it – whether it’s just for fun or for more commercial purposes.

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Amy Davies

Amy Davies has been writing about photography since 2009, and used to be a colleague on Digital Camera magazine and She now works as a freelance journalist writing for nclude Amateur Photographer, Stuff, Wired, T3, Digital Photographer, Digital Camera World, TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, ePhotozine and Photography Blog. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, both from Cardiff Journalism School.