How to post an Instagram Story

  1. From the Instagram home screen, swipe to the right—or tap the camera button in the top left-hand corner of the screen—to access the Instagram Stories camera.
  2. You’ll be presented with a camera screen that includes several options: LIVE, NORMAL, BOOMERANG, and HANDS-FREE.
  3. This screen also includes options to turn the flash on or off and switch between front and rear-facing cameras.
  4. Once you’ve captured a photo, video, or Boomerang, you can use Instagram Stories’ editing features—such as text, drawing, and stickers—to enhance your creation.
  5. If you’re not happy with your post, hold and drag elements you’d like to get rid of into the trashcan icon at the bottom of the screen or tap the X icon in the upper left-hand corner to delete the entire post.
  6. If you’d like to save the individual piece of content to your camera roll, tap the Save button—denoted by a downward arrow and line—located in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
  7. To post your creation to your Story, choose one of the following two options:

• Tap the encircled + button in the lower left-hand corner to post the content straight to your Story.

• Or tap the arrow button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen to access sending options, such as SEND DIRECT, which allows you to send the post directly to other accounts—be sure to check the circle next to Your Story to post your creation publicly.