How to Change Background Color on IG Story

How to Change Background Color on IG Story

Alexandra - @allebusinesscoach

Apr 14, 2020 - 2 min read

Instagram stories are the most popular Instagram feature. And it’s easy to see why: they’re engaging, fun to record and quick to watch. But if you want to stand out on stories, your content needs to be on brand and unique. In particular, having a “branded” colour theme will help other users recognise your content.

If you're wondering how to change the background colour on your Instagram story, there are 3 easy ways you can do it. Here’s how:

  • 1. In the Create mode
  • 2. Using the colour picker tool
  • 3. Uploading an image or a pattern as a background

How to change the background colour to a solid colour

You can change your background to any colour natively on your Instagram app. Here's how to do it:

  • Step 1. Go to your Stories and enter the “Create mode”. From there create a new text story by tapping on the “Aa” button.
    Go to your Stories and enter the “Create mode”.
  • Step 2. Type your text message in. Once you’re done, you can adjust the background colours from the circle option at the top of the screen.
    adjust the background colours from the circle option at the top of the screen.
  • Step 3. Once you’re happy with the colour choice, tap on “Your Story” to publish it.

Note: In the Create mode, the number of background options is limited to the standard colours offered by Instagram.

Changing the background colour using the colour picker tool

You can also use the colour selector tool to change the background of your Instagram stories. Here’s how:

  • Step 1. Create and edit a story as you normally would: add an image, stickers, or text.
  • Step 2. Tap on the drawing tool. In this mode press and hold on the background of your story. This action will activate the colour selector tool.
    Tap on the drawing tool.

    Tap the drawing tool

    Press & hold the background

    Press & hold the background

  • Step 3. Choose a new background colour from the options at the bottom of the screen. Or tap on the tool at the bottom left corner to copy a colour from your screen.
    Choose a new background colour from the options at the bottom of the screen
  • Step 4. Tap on “Your Story” to publish.

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Changing the background to an image or a pattern

You can find a variety of colourful patterns by searching “Instagram background” on Pinterest. You can save them to your camera roll and use them as a background on stories. Here’s how:

  • Step 1. Open your Instagram stories and instead of taking a picture, click on the square icon at the bottom left corner. This will open up your image gallery.
    Open your Instagram stories
  • Step 2. Choose an image or a pattern to use as your background.
    Choose an image or a pattern to use as your story background
  • Step 3. Add any text or Gifs to your Instagram Story.
    Add any text or Gifs to your Instagram Story
  • Step 4. Tap on “Your Story” to publish.

And these are 3 ways you can use to change your IG story background.

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