Our favorite apps for creating Instagram Stories

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Instagram Stories are increasingly becoming a part of your social media strategy. They provide a new way to interact with your social media audience, and one that your audience craves.

But, Instagram’s native tools for creating Stories aren’t always fun or beautiful. If you’re trying to stick to your branding, you might be out of luck with the app’s native fonts and stickers.

Here are a few of our favorite apps for easily putting together Instagram Stories:

1. A Design Kit

Developed by the creators of A Beautiful Mess and A Color StoryA Design Kit adds life to your images with great fonts, stickers and more. Plus, if you use their A Color Story app to edit your photos first, you can really make your images pop.

At Hello Social Co., we use A Color Story to edit most of our feed’s photos, and Ellen uses it for the photos on her personal account, too.

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We released TWO new sticker packs today (one of them being here just in time for Halloween!) Here's one of the stickers from the Love You pack. 💗 Check our stories to see what they all look like! #adesignkit

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2. Canva

Canva is a great app to create Instagram Stories will because it’s EASY. Plus, if you’re not too creative, the app provides a ton of ready-made templates for you to customize.

One thing that we really love is that Canva is now providing engagement templates like this:

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3. Adobe Spark Post

Your favorite editing software, Adobe, has created Adobe Spark Post — which makes it easy for anyone to create graphics on-the-go, no design experience required.

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What are your favorite tools for creating Instagram Stories?

Let us know on Instagram: @hellosocialco

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