How to add a story on Instagram

Until now, there was still some confusion over exactly how to post an Instagram Story. If you've been posting your first story for a while, you can tap + in your profile picture and you can add a photo or short video to your story.

But once you've done that, the + disappears. What do you do then when you want to publish another story ?

Thanks to the new Instagram update, this problem has been somewhat resolved. It is now much easier and more intuitive to publish a story, and there are three major methods:

  • Touch the + sign as shown above – only possible for a new story
  • Swipe right on your post
  • Tap the camera icon at the top right.

Instagram has obviously recognized that its users, especially people who are not Passionate Instagrammers, felt great confusion. If you want a quick overview of each method, check out our three-part guide below.

Instagram story from a profile picture

This is great for posting a quick story, but it only works if you haven't posted a previous story in the last 24 hours. You can use this method from your feed or your profile page.

Story Instagram profile

  1. Just touch your profile picture with the + symbol.
  2. You can then take a photo or video or upload a new one..
  3. Then click on Your story at the bottom left and your story will be published.

Post a story swiping right

It has always been a characteristic, but if you don't know it exists, she is very difficult to find.

Instagram story: right sweep

  1. Just drag it right into your feed.
  2. Take a photo or upload it from the library.
  3. Tap your story at the bottom left and it will be published.

Post a story by clicking on the camera at the top right

This is a big news for Instagram and it means that people can now post a story in a much more intuitive way.. You can do this from your post.

Instagram story: clicking on the camera

  1. From your post, just tap the camera icon at the top left.
  2. Choose an image or video to use.
  3. Click on your story and your story will be published

The advantage of the last two methods in the list is that you can use them to add an additional photo or video to your story, even if you have already published one. The first method won't work if you already have a live Instagram story.

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