Instagram Stories, 24-hour posts have some "secret" and quick tricks that can make using the platform more practical and fun. It is possible to post photos horizontally without cutting the sides, for example. In addition, the social network also saves recently used stickers, so you don't waste time searching the list of figures. The user can still search for images in specific folders on the cell phone, without scrolling the entire gallery in search of the specific photo. Check out all this and more in the tips in this tutorial for Android mobile.
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How to Make Stories on Instagram
1. How to find photos in specific folders on your phone
To avoid wasting time scrolling the entire gallery in search of a specific photo, Instagram allows you to directly access folders on your phone to post Stories. So, you can get an image, for example, in the WhatsApp upload folder.
Step 1. Tap the Stories button in the upper left corner of the screen. Then, touch the "image" icon in the lower left corner;
Open the selection of images for Instagram Stories Photo: Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 2. Note that, above the photos, there is a tab indicating "Gallery". When you tap this option, other folders with images on your phone are expanded, directly from Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, the camera and others. Select the one you prefer;
Find photos and videos in specific folders on your cell phone Photo: Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 3. The photos in the specific folder will be shown. Select one of them and continue the standard customization to publish your stories.
Find the photos in the folder directly through Stories Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
2. How to post large or horizontal photos without cropping
If you have a photo horizontally or some image is too big, cutting off the edges, a quick trick will do it.
Step 1. In Stories, select the "Image" button and find the specific photo;
Open the horizontal photo in Stories Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
Step 2. Note that when you open it, the photo fills the entire screen. Now, just drag with two fingers on the screen, as if you were "shrinking" the image. It will appear complete on the screen and the sides will be filled with a border. From there, just customize and post your photo in the traditional way.
Posting horizontal photos to Instagram Stories without cutting the sides Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
3. How to activate the flashlight to take photos / videos
If the environment is too dark, the ideal for registering Stories activate the flash or "flashlight" mode.
Step 1. On the main Stories screen, select the "lightning" button. Then, if you take a picture, the flash will be fired. In the case of videos or Boomerang, the "flashlight" mode is activated.
Activate flashlight or flash mode to record Stories on your phone Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
4. How to add a selfie inside the Stories image
This is a really fun feature: it is possible to frame a selfie in real time within an image in the post. This can be used to apply a funny reaction, for example.
Step 1. Open Stories and register or find an image in the gallery. Then, touch the "stickers" button at the top. Select the "camera" button;
Activate the feature to apply a selfie inside Stories Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
Step 2. See that the selfie will be applied in a circle within your story. This circle can be expanded or reduced according to the movement of your fingers on the screen. Record the selfie using the trigger button. If you touch the added photo a few times, you can apply round, square or blur borders. Now just post your Stories in a traditional way.
Apply the selfie in your Stories by cell phone Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
5. How to find your recent stickers in Stories
Step 1. In order not to waste time looking for your favorite stickers, open Stories and register the image / video. Then, tap the "sticker" button at the top of the screen. When you open it, drag the screen from left to right and that's it: the "Recents" tab will be revealed, with all the items used in the latest Stories for you.
Quickly find the recent stickers used in Stories Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
Take advantage of the tips to post different Stories on Instagram.