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Eight hidden tips and functions for using text in Instagram Stories | Social networks

Instagram has several options for formatting text in Stories. With this variety of resources, some end up being "hidden" and, therefore, users do not know. However, there are functions that rely on tricks to function as is the case with rainbow text and the addition of shadows, for example. Here's how to make the texts in Instagram Stories personalized in the list below.

The images were captured in the social network version for iPhone (iOS), but the tips are also valid for Android users.

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Check out tips on how to make Instagram Stories text different. Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudoCheck out tips on how to make Instagram Stories text different. Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Check out tips on how to make Instagram Stories text different. Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

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1. Change the font and text size

Instagram Stories has some custom typography. To change, just tap on the source name at the top of the screen. The "Classic" font also allows you to change the font size by dragging the discreet button on the left side of the screen. After editing, you can also use the pin gesture with your fingers to enlarge or reduce the text size.

Change font and text size in Stories natively Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraChange font and text size in Stories natively Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Change font and text size in Stories natively Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

2. Change the phrase alignment

By default, the text entered is centered on the screen. However, you can align it left or right, as you prefer. To do this, use the button located in the upper left corner of the screen. Another tip, with the end of editing, hold the text and drag. It is possible to move freely on the screen. Use the pin gesture to rotate the text and experiment with different angles.

Change the alignment of the sentence in Stories in a simple way Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraChange the alignment of the sentence in Stories in a simple way Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Change the alignment of the sentence in Stories in a simple way Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

3. Choose a custom color

Instagram displays some common colors, just above the keyboard. However, you can view the full palette by tapping on any of them and holding your finger down for a few seconds. As soon as it appears, drag your finger to the desired shade and release to apply.

Select custom color for the text with Stories "secret" palette Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraSelect custom color for the text with Stories "secret" palette Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Select custom color for the text with Stories "secret" palette Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

4. Select a color from the photo

To make the text even more personalized, it is possible to use a text color that matches the photo. This is a simple task with the help of the Instagram Stories color selection tool. Touch the button represented by the dropper cone. Then, just drag the dot to the desired color of the image to use in the text.

Select a custom color for the text in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraSelect a custom color for the text in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Select a custom color for the text in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

5. Change the background color of the text

You can add a background color to your texts by tapping on the left button of the font name. The useful feature for improving the legibility of words on backgrounds with varying colors. Immediately after touching the button, define a color in the palette above the keyboard. The previous tips apply here: keep your finger pressed to display the full palette or use the selection tool to choose a color from the photo.

Also customize the background color of the text in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraAlso customize the background color of the text in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Also customize the background color of the text in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

6. Create text stories

Stories allows you to create a narrative in the stories and this can be done by adding multiple images with text. To do this, write the first sentence and save the photo in your gallery. Then add a new sentence and save the image again. For best results, it is recommended to change the previous text. Repeat the process as many times as necessary. Finally, just publish the images in the order of creation to obtain the effect.

Create a story from the texts on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraCreate a story from the texts on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Create a story from the texts on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

7. Use special characters as pictures

Special characters such as asterisk (*), tilde (~), period (.) Or dash (-) can be used as abstract figures. Just type them in a separate text box. If you prefer, the user can change the color and size. Then, tap "Finish", and use the pin gesture to move and rotate the character freely over the photo.

Use special characters from the traditional keyboard as figurines in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraUse special characters from the traditional keyboard as figurines in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Use special characters from the traditional keyboard as figurines in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

In addition to the fonts available on Instagram Stories, there are others that can be applied. If you wish, go to the Cool Symbol website at coolsymbol.com/cool-fancy-text-generator.html and write the text in l. Then tap "Copy" to the right of the chosen font. Finally, go to Instagram Stories and paste the text.

Use different fonts in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraUse different fonts in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Use different fonts in Stories Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

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