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How to Change the Background Color/Image on Your Instagram Story

How to Change the Background ColorImage on Your Instagram Story

If you use Instagram you gave to use its story feature often. This is the highlight of this social media platform where people post their special moments, videos, memes, or even favorite quotes that people can see and enjoy for 24 hours only. The only catch is the picture is posted as a story visible for 24 hours and after that, it is visible to the photo owner but not to followers.

Most companies and brands post catchy stories to attract more clients and sales. Even if you are a private account user, you do not want to post dull stories. There are various tools and features that Instagram gives to its users. You can make as attractive and appealing a story as you want. You do not need to be professional to custom your stories and change the background colors, images, or texts of your story.

Why Background Color Matters

Now there are various reasons one wants to change the background color of their stories. They might be a simple story for a few people but sometimes they convey a strong message about the user, company, or brand. Following are a few points that people customize their stories and make them edgier.


Creative Mode: It shows your creative side. You can make doodles, put emojis, and various other tools that Instagram provides you. It can bring out the artists reside inside you.


More clicks and views: Since Instagram is all about likes and views these days. Making more blingy stories can get you more followers or if you are running a business account, this practice can increase the potential clients’ ratio, sales, and revenues.


Eccentric point of view than others: A simple story with beautiful background and appealing settings of filters or images can make a whole lot of difference. So users put full effort to make their stories unique and different than other to make their point clear and loud.


Change Background Color/Image in Easy Steps


Changing the background color or image in the story is so simple and trouble-free. You just need to know a few icons and tricks to do. And within a few clicks and hacks, your story will be as per your preference. There are a few types of alterations you can apply to your story.


  1. Change the background story into solid colors
  2. Add an image over your background or story image
  3. Change background story image by camera roll
  4. Adding a color tint to your story or background


  1. Change the background story into solid colors

Background color plays an important for your image. It may highlight the important object or message that you want to convey in your picture. Here are the steps you have to follow to add a solid color to your picture conveniently.

  1. Open the Instagram application on your phone.
  2. Click on the story icon placed on the top left corner of the screen
  3. Click a picture or select desired photo from the camera roll
  4. Click on the three dots placed on the top right corner of the screen
  5. Tap on “Draw”
  6. Click on the Color dropper icon that you can find next to the eraser icon on the top
  7. select your desired color
  8. hold on the screen to color it where you want
  9. if you hold the screen for a few minutes, the whole screen will be turned into that color
  10. If you hold the color for a few seconds, it will show a rainbow effect. You can mix and choose the color according to your choice.
  11. Now you can choose the eraser to erase the image that you want to post on your story or the main object of the image.
  12. You can color the screen as well if you want to hide something from the image.
  13. Adjust your picture and that’s it
  14. It is ready to post on your story


Highlighting effect:

Another amazing feature Instagram gives you is highlighting the image.  After selecting a picture from the camera roll, select your favorite color from the list or rainbow. Now draw a line or anything around the picture, which will leave a highlighting effecting around the picture. That gives a fresh yet appealing effect to your normal and dull picture.


Highlighting Effect




  1. Add and image on your Instagram story picture


Now you can any picture on your story’s image. Here are the easy steps you can follow to add an alluring effect to your stories.

  • Open your Instagram application on your phone
  • Tap on the story icon on the top left corner of the screen
  • Add your desired picture to the story
  • Now tap on the smiley emoji placed on the top right of your screen
  • Here you can see a picture/gallery icon placed in the middle of other options
  • You can add a picture after clicking from your camera as well
  • Here you can add a picture that you want to add to your story
  • Resize or adjust it according to your preference
  • And that’s it; the story is ready to post in your feed.

Adding Image on Instagram Story


Add emojis, stickers etc: You can add emojis, stickers, polls, questions, links, locations, gifs,  brand names, or anything you think that can make your story more pretty and attractive. All you have to do is to tap on the smiley (squiggly on IOS) image on the screen. And that’s it your story is all set to hit your feed.

  1. Change background story image by camera roll

This is the easiest method to add pictures or change the background of your Instagram story. Just select a picture from the camera roll. Adjust it according to your choice and preference. After adding all the effects and alterations, now you can add the particular picture you want to add to your story. And that’s it, if you want to add filter or emojis, you can add that. Now your story is ready to post.


  1. Adding a color tint to your Instagram story

To add a color tint to your Instagram Story:

  1. Upload or take a photo in Stories
  2. Tap the Draw icon
  3. Choose the color tint you want from the available options of using the color dropper tool or from rainbow palette
  4. Tap the highlighter icon placed on the top of the screen
  5. Long press on your background to make it tint all over the image
  6. Tap/long press a second time to make a denser color tint
  7. Tap/Long press a third time to create a solid color

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