Instagram Story Dimensions — The Basics

With this feature, you no longer have to post your pictures to your gallery. Instead, you can choose to upload pictures and videos to your story and watch them fade away after a twenty-four hour period.

So you’d like to know the exact Instagram story dimensions required to post an Instagram story.

After the success of Snapchat stories, Instagram stories were implemented in May of 2017. With this feature, you no longer have to post your pictures to your gallery. Instead, you can choose to upload pictures and videos to your story and watch them fade away after a twenty-four hour period.

Of course, if you are overly fond of the photograph, then you can save it to your highlights on your profile so anyone can click through the pictures at any time. If you add a filter to a picture, there is also an option to save the edited version to your camera roll so you can keep it forever.

The main benefit of stories is that you can tell who views your pictures and videos instead of wondering whether a certain someone has stumbled across it and forgot to press the ‘like’ button. When viewing your own uploaded story, there is an eye in the corner you can click on order to scroll through the names of the people who have seen what you have posted.

With stories, you can also interact with your audience more intimately by asking them to send you questions or including a poll asking them to pick between two options: cats or dogs; love my outfit or hate my outfit; buy coffee or sip wine?

Read on to learn more about Instagram Story Dimensions

If you want to post an Instagram story, then you should take a picture that is 1080 pixels wide and 1920 pixels in height. That means your photographs should have an aspect ratio of 9:16. Basically, instead of posting photos in a box shape like you do with your gallery, you should be posting photographs that are taken vertically.

When you post a picture to your story, you are able to add decorations to the screen. You can choose your color palette and write a cute caption. You can add stickers with hashtags, mentions, your location, GIFS, or images. You can even scribble a drawing of your own.

If you want to make connections across the platform, then you can re-share your favorite Instagram posts by adding them to your stories. That person will get a notification and then they might message you a thank you or check out your page and decide to share some of your work. It is an easy way to network over social media and give recognition to your fellow creators at the same time.

The other good thing about stories is that you can create a narrative. You can tell a story through pictures. You might feel weird about posting more than one photo to your gallery per day because you don’t want to spam your audience, but with stories, you can upload multiple pictures from a party or photoshoot without feeling guilty about clogging the feed. If someone does not want to look through your daily antics, they can click out easily. It also allows you to upload pictures you like without the stress of worrying whether it will get enough ‘likes.’

Once you have over 10k followers, then you will be able to add a swipe up option to your stories. With this useful feature, you can tell your audience about the video you filmed, article you wrote, or artwork you created and allow them to view the link with a simple swipe of the finger. This is a great way to increase engagement while letting your audience know what you are passionate about.

Even though Instagram stories are still relatively new, you should use them to your advantage. They will help you develop a stronger connection with your audience. They will help you grow your brand.

If you have any questions about Instagram story dimensions, comment below.

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