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How to Add a Background Photo When You Share a Feed Post to Your Instagram Story

Have you ever wanted to add a background photo when you share a feed post to your Instagram Story? We’re sharing an updated hack that will level up your Instagram Stories and give you some more Instagram Story ideas.

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Have you ever wondered how to add an aesthetic background to your Instagram Stories? Well, you're in luck, because with this simple hack, you can easily add a background photo to your Instagram Stories. We've tested this trick on our Instagram at Later and can confirm it's the most up-to-date way to add a background to your stories.

Let's get into it. Here's how to add a background photo to your Instagram Stories with our easy screenshot trick.

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Step #1: Take a Screenshot

Start by sharing a post from your feed to your Story. We recommend making the background white to make this next step cleaner. Next, you'll want to take a screenshot of the photo you reshared and carefully crop the image to only display the post itself, like so.

Step #2: Add the Screenshot as a Sticker

Then go back into your story and increase the size of the reshared, clickable post so it completely covers the screen. Press on the Sticker option on the top of the screen and then tap the Photo Sticker. Add your background photo and use your fingers to make it bigger so that it takes up the whole screen, covering the clickable reshare.

Then, tap on the Photo Sticker again and select the screenshot you created - the photo, the clickable post - center it on the image and voila. It's that simple.

The only thing with this hack is that your followers may not know it's a clickable post, since it may not have that typical reshare look and feel. So, you'll want to add an eye-catching call to action on your stories. Encourage your followers to click your post with gifs or text, writing something like "Tap here" on top of the screenshot image. Again, this helps make it extra clear that the image will be clickable for your followers.

So there you have it. With a simple screenshot, you can have an aesthetic story design that will get you more eyes and clicks on your posts. If you're looking for even more Instagram Stories hacks, I'm going to link a few blog posts in the video description so you can keep creating even more eye-catching stories. Until next time, we'll see you later.

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