How do I share a photo or video to my Instagram story?

To share a photo or video to your story:

Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Swipe right anywhere in Feed, then scroll to Story at the bottom.
  2. Tap at the bottom of the screen to take a photo, or tap and hold to record a video. To choose a photo or video from your phone's library or gallery, swipe up anywhere on the screen.
  3. Tap , or to draw, add text or a sticker to your photo or video. To remove text or a sticker, drag and drop it on at the bottom of the screen.
  4. When you're ready to share, tap Your Story in the bottom left.

Note: Stories disappear from your profile, Feed and Direct inbox after 24 hours, unless you add them to your profile as story highlights.

Instagram Lite app
  1. Tap at the top left.
  2. Tap at the bottom of the screen to take a photo. To choose a photo from your phone's library or gallery, tap on the photo to the left.
  3. Tap , or to draw, add text or a sticker to your photo. To remove a sticker, tap on the sticker, then tap on the .
  4. When you're ready to share, tap Add to Story in the bottom left.
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