Got lots to say but no photos or videos to go with it? Instagram’s new creator mode could be for you.Instagram this week finished launching its new creator mode within the story function! Got lots to say but no photos or images to post? This new mode could be exactly what you’re searching for!
To launch creator mode go to the camera icon in the top left hand corner of the app next to the Instagram logo. Once open you will see the normal slider of options along the bottom corner. Select Create, and you’ll find yourself with a whole new variety of options.
We often use the create mode on the Harbourside Visual Instagram account stories… Give us a follow if you haven’t already! @harboursidevisual
- Quote of the day
- Want to share a quote from your inspiration? Use this function.
- What am I watching?
- For those tv series your followers HAVE to watch!
- This track gets me
- Got a tune that summarises your life? Share it here.
- What am I listening to?
- To share your favourite songs of the moment
- Pizza Toppings ranked
- Rank your favourite pizza toppings! Will pineapple make the list
- Woke up like this
- Looking like a star? Or burning like one? Share a photo of yourself with this funky outline
- Quick draw challenge
- Get your followers to draw something! You could even offer your followers a repost if they share their own.
- Top three accounts to follow
- An easy wow to shout our your favourite Instagram accounts! Will @harboursidevisual make your list?
With the GIF function you can make the background to your story your favourite GIF. Not only are GIFs a bit of fun, they’re a nice way to theme a message. There are some really nice scenic gifs for if you want something more serious to put with a message. You can also overlay the normal question, quiz, countdown and poll stickers over the top, making a well crafted story that still gets your message across.
The rest of the functions will look familar to regular users of the Instagram story! There’s a countdown, quiz, poll and question and answer function. For each of these you can change the titles and answers etc to suit your situation, or you can press the dice at the top in the centre and it’ll choose a random one for you. These functions however are also available as stickers in the normal IG story module, or can be added on top of any of the other creator mode options, so perhaps overlaying these ontop of a GIF for example would make for a much more interesting options than one of the built in plain backgrounds.
Not sure about Instagram stories? Follow us on social media and we will be posting some tutorials as we go.
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