3 Apps to Make Your Instagram Stories Pop

March 13, 2018

I have really grown to like Instagram stories since they give me a way to post photos without ruining my feed.  I love changing up the layouts and videos from the original Instagram format. I’ve had so many people on Instagram ask what apps I’ve been using to edit my stories, so I thought I would list my top 3 free apps I use here.  Just a side note: I use a Samsung S8+, so these suggestions will be Android-based.


Snapseed is my favorite app for editing my Instagram photos on the go.  I love using it to quickly edit photos I’ve taken and also crop it (16:9) to make sure it shows up in my story correctly.  There’s also a font feature on here to quickly add cute text to your stories.


This has been one of my favorite websites on my computer for awhile, but I was so happy when they came out with an app.  It’s one of the best free graphic design apps I’ve used. There are a ton of free templates available for use but it’s also super easy to make your own creative layouts.  I really love the font feature because it gives you a ton of stylish premade options to make your stories pop!


This is the best app I’ve used for editing my Instagram story videos.  You can move the video position around and give it a background or border.  I also love being able to adjust the video effects to my taste (since Instagram still doesn’t allow you to do that!).  I’ve been using the free version of this app and it has not added the watermark to the videos!

I hope these 3 Instagram stories apps help spark some creativity and awesome posts!  As always, you can check out my stories here and feel free to DM me any questions.

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  • Sara

    Ooooh, thank you so much for the tips!!!
    I never heard of inShot, but it sounds very interesting. Gotta try it :D.

    <3 Sara from The Cosmopolitas

    March 21, 2018 at 8:40 am Reply
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