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6 Instagram Story Hacks for Improvising Engagements

Instagram is all about creative marketing, either for individuals or businesses. Instagram stories can be a way better to present creativity to your audience. So you can not miss this post about evergreen Instagram story hacks.

Instagram story hacks

Another advantage of Instagram stories is that they drive more eyes to your content/brand. You can improvise your engagements by showing creativity or by enticing engagement content.

Instagram enables brands and users with endless possibilities to promote their content. The platform has multiple built-in features to make your content/brand viral. Do you know the most powerful feature?

It's Instagram Stories.



6 Instagram Story Hacks

Before starting with these hacks, you should have a basic understanding of how Instagram stories work and How to edit and publish a story on Instagram?



1. Use relevant story stickers

Stickers or emojis are add-ons to your story that makes it more engaging and conveying. Many Instagram experts advised that using stickers in stories will help in increasing the engagement rate. I also used stickers in my stories and found that I got more engagement on my sticker story as compare to regular stories.

Steps to adding a sticker to your Instagram Story

1. Create a new Instagram Story

2. Click the sticker icon at the top of the screen

3. Tap to select the right and relevant sticker icon

4. Click "Your Story" or "Send To" to share your sticker add-on story



2. Add hashtags

Like posts, you can also add hashtags to your Instagram stories. Hashtags allow you to reach more users as well using the right hashtag enables you to target the right audience. There are two ways of adding hashtags to your story. One by using text and the other is by using the sticker icon.

Steps to adding a hashtag to your story using sticker icon

1. Create a new Instagram Story

2. Click the sticker icon at the top of the screen

3. Tap to select the hashtag sticker icon

4. Adjust the colors and theme as per your story theme

5. Add the right hashtag to your story

6. Click "Your Story" or "Send To" to share your hashtag tagged story



3. Use GIFs, music

Music and GIF stories are the most popular ones, which enables you to share your emotions with the audience. Music stories can be great to catch the audience's attention. 

Steps to add music to your story

1. Create a new Instagram story

2. Click the sticker icon at the top of the screen

3. Tap to select the music sticker icon

4. Choose the music that best suits to your story type

5. You can also search for the available music

6. Click "Your Story" or "Sent To" to share your music story



4. Add location tags

When you search for a specific location, you can see the posts and stories tagging to that location. Tagging location to your story enables it to get featured on that location and will be visible to those who browse for that location.

Steps to adding location tag to your story

1. Create a new Instagram Story

2. Click the sticker icon at the top of the screen

3. Tap to select the location sticker icon

4. Select your location by searching or auto-suggested by Instagram

5. Click "Your Story" or "Send To" to share your location tagged story



5. Use polls/quizzes

Yes! You read it right. You can hold quizzes and polls in your story. Using polls makes your story more engaging and allow users to interact with your content. 

Here are the steps to create a poll story on Instagram

How to set up an Instagram Story Poll

1. Create a new Instagram story

2. Click the sticker icon at the top of the screen

3. Tap to select the Poll Sticker icon

4. Fill in the question for your poll.

5. Click "Your Story" or "Send To" to share a unique poll or quiz to your story



6. Create engaging video stories

I mean to engaging stories is to create a self video that allows you to connect with your audience directly. Creating a video story make users trust you. You can make that more engaging by asking questions, holding giveaways, and many more.

It's up to your abilities that how more engaging you can make that story. 



Quick Recap

1. Use relevant story stickers

2. Add hashtags

3. Use GIFs, music, emojis

4. Add location tags

5. Use pools/quizzes

6. Create engaging video stories



Conclusion

Since 2016 when the Instagram story was launched, there have been several update releases. All these changes allow every individual or business to flex their creative muscle for better branding and engagements. So don't wait to go creative over Instagram Story by using these epic Instagram story hacks. Try combining different aspects and always remember the audience's perspective in mind first.

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