Introduction: Instagram Stories BASICS

Instagram Stories is a very compelling and FUN tool to use to gain greater visibility and to build GREAT engagement with your audience. This Part 1 tutorial will show you all the basics of creating an Instagram Story using still photos.

In Part 2 we will demonstrate building our Instagram Stories by using VIDEOS, and for Part 3 we will move on to Boomerang.

Here are the 5 Parts to this Instagram Stories Basic Training:


Introduction: Instagram Stories Basics

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Instagram Story (Images 1-3)

Lesson 2: Building Your Story (Images 4-6)

Lesson 3: Designing Your Story (Images 7-12)

Lesson 4: Adding Hashtags, and Icons to your Story (Images 13-16)

Lesson 5: Final Touches to your Story (Images 17-20)


For a recap on what Instagram Stories is all about, visit my June 14 blog post here:

Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories is a very intuitive program, so in the interest of time and workload there are a few very basic "in-between" steps where I did not include a screenshot (such as changing a font size, or a font from normal to italic), but how to make these small modifications will be very obvious and self-explanatory on your phone screen.

Just follow this Step-by-Step Training, and everything will be apparent.

You will surely see that by DOING IT is truly LEARNING it.


Click "Next Page" and let's Move on to Lesson 1.




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yoko1 Premium
Thanks Kaju for this training. I've always wanted to learn more about instagram... what great timing. I will go through your training thoroughly
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jetrbby80316 Premium
That's awesome Yoko!
I've intentionally made it simple to follow and apply.
Did you know that I have more IG training?

Check these out too: Hope this will help you learn to use Instagram.
Good Luck!

Kaju
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yoko1 Premium
Thanks so much Kaju
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jetrbby80316 Premium
My pleasure Yoko :)
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Hi Kaju
I will be going over your Post slowly as I must catch up with Training . Thank you for sharing. and help
Regards
David
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Always a pleasure David, store it away until ready. You may find it will come in handy in the future!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Kaju.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Once again, a pleasure Big Rog!
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Sammy-B Premium
That's such a thorough step by step training, Kaju - really well explained for an absolute newbie. I'm sure many beginners will love this.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Great Sammy, this training IS for beginners so you saying this means alot. It means I have hit my mark :)
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Sammy-B Premium
Absolutely!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
:):)
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thanks for the training Kaju. This helps a lot!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Happy it helps Elaine!
Always tried and true.

Kaju
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Fabulous I really hope you can use this Elaine!
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Chezbrown Premium
Thanks for this Kaju, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be and look forward to the next part. xxx
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Sure C, I thought I included TOO many steps, but in reality I could have included even MORE steps but I didn't want to make it too long. Just trying to be thorough.
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Chezbrown Premium
What you had was enough for people to know what they need to do but also that they can play about on their own and find out more of what is available. I know what you mean about putting more because people want you to practically do it for them and the more you share the more they want.

Happy tonight friend, England just been knocked out World Cup by Croatia. Might need to have some of you clown juice tonight unless there are any happy hours about to start. Definitely celebrating tonight now. xxx
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Congrats Yayy!! England is out, I didn't think they'd win but I thought they'd get further along. Glad you're happy :)

I appreciate that about the training, there is rarely ever a happy medium, but I thought I did well with the simplicity of it without doing "everything" for the newbie with this training :)
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CarolMeador Premium
Very interesting and easy to follow, Kaju. However, I have a dumb phone. Not sure how to transpose your instructions to a desktop computer. Carol
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Lol Carrol! That is the most prevalent limitation for many here, the barrier of using a smartphone.

There is a program called Blue Stacks that you can download on your computer, and then use Instagram on your PC or Mac. I have never used the program, but I am sure its very useful.

I was taught that IG is meant to be used on a smartphone, for this is the "purist" way, no matter how much I resisted in the beginning!
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for the info, Kaju. I'll look into it.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Yeah I've heard about others using this with good results :)
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CarolMeador Premium
Great! I'll check it out.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Niccceee!!!
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baritonetom Premium
Very interesting.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thank You, I hope this may be of use to you.
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SeasideFunk Premium
Thanks, very well explained and more steps than I imagined but also allows you to be very creative.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Rick I agree, I gave many simple actions detailed steps, but I don't want to assume knowledge here. This is a tutorial for beginners just getting their feet wet with IG Stories, that's why I have included so many steps.

I actually left out some additional in-between steps as I explained. because I didn't want t make the tutorial even longer.

In reality, if you are intuitive just play around with it, and the program is quite easy. Kids do it.
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Oyz49 Premium
This will be exiting
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thank You Oyz, I hope you can use this in the future!

Kaju
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