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Instagram Stories is a fun and engaging feature where users post a series of photos or short-form videos that appear on Instagram for 24 hours. This feature has become extremely popular, and more so, due to the plethora of options available to make them more interesting.
There are a wide variety of apps available to make fun and engaging Instagram Stories. Some apps add effects and animations to Stories, to allow more advanced photo and video editing features. While Instagram itself provides a lot of creative options, using more specialised apps can further enhance your Stories. Following is a list of four of the best apps to create and share fun Instagram Stories:
This video and photo editor app is one of the best apps to create Instagram Stories. This brilliant app provides a plethora of easy-to-use design features to help you create beautiful Instagram Stories.
InShot has a range of features and allows you to trim, cut, split, crop, or merge videos. It also provides various video backgrounds, filters, and effects. You can also add music and sounds to your videos, with an option to fade music in and out. There is an option for speed control using which you can make slow-motion or fast videos. You can also manage a video’s aspect ratio to make it fit different platforms.
The app also comes with text, stickers, emojis, and other design effects that can be added to both photos and videos.
InShot is a great app for amateurs and professionals alike. With so many video and photo editing features, this app has everything you need to create Instagram Stories. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices and is one of the highest-rated apps on both platforms.
This is one of the highest-rated Instagram Story editing apps on both the Play Store (4.7 stars) and Apple Store (4.8 stars). This app is very easy to use, as it provides a huge variety of preset templates that you can directly use to create your Instagram Stories.
Apart from the templates, it also provides myriad options to add design effects. You can add text with varying fonts, filters, themes, and other design effects. StoryArt can be downloaded for both Android and iOS devices.
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Canva is a popular photo editor that you can use to create beautiful photos with text overlay and other effects for your Instagram Stories. This graphic design app has one of the highest collection of templates that you can use to craft engaging Instagram Stories. Canva also has a huge collection of stock images that you can use as a background image for your Instagram Stories.
Apart from these features, Canva also offers various photo editing features including fonts, text, filters, etc. The app can be used to create and share images to multiple platforms. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices. You can also use Canva on your desktop.
4. Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is great for creating Instagram Stories. The Spark family of apps allows users to add video clips or combine pictures to make a video Story. It can also be used to add effects to pictures. There are several sounds, fonts, animations, and other design effects that you can add.
The app is easy to use and does not require any design expertise. You can add effects from a huge collection available on the app. For video Stories, sounds can be added either from the app collection or from your own phone. Adobe Spark also has a myriad of themes available for different types of Stories and messages. The app supports Android, iOS, and desktop platforms.