Font Hacks for Instagram Stories You Should Know


Stories are Instagram’s greatest inventions. It is a great way to show off your personality to your followers.

To catch the attention of your followers and different brands, you’ll need to use all the font features of Instagram stories at your fingertips.

But, don’t know how to do it?

Well, with the availability of different Instagram story font hacks, you can easily create visually appealing and creative stories that are sure to impress your followers.

Thus, here are some font hacks for your Instagram stories to wow your audience.

So, happy reading!

According to a research,

Over 60 percent of users log in to Instagram daily , making it the second most engaged social network after Facebook.

1.        Change font size

Instagram has five different types of fonts – Classic, Modern, Neon, Typewriter, and Strong.

Here’s how to do it –

1: Go to the story mode and click on the text icon.

2: Type your text.

3: Then, select the font style you want at the top of the screen.

Among these five font styles, you can change the font size of only ‘Classic’ style. You can zoom the text by pinching in and out.

However, if you don’t like the above five fonts, you can add more fonts to your content.

Here’s how to do it –

1: Go to the browser and open a website called

2: Select the ‘Fancy text option’ and type your text.

3: You’ll see that your text will automatically transform into different styles. Select the style you want.

4: Now, open Instagram stories and select the photo you want to share.

5: Select the text icon (Aa) and hold on the screen where the blinking cursor is.

6: At last, click ‘paste’.

Now, you’ll have a font that no one or very few does.

2.         Use all text colors

Instagram stories provide a basic 27 color palette. But, do you know that Instagram offers a full- color wheel? Yes, that’s right!

However, if you don’t like any color among those 27 colors, you can use the color wheel and can choose any color in the world.

Here’s how you can do it

1: Go to the Instagram story mode, tap on the text icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and type your text.

2: In the keyboard that open at the bottom, you’ll see small color circles. Tap and hold any color of your choice.

3: Within a second, a color palette will open up that allows you to pick any color that perfectly goes with your photo.

4: At last, choose a color, keep your finger tight on the screen and move it side to side until you get a color of your choice.  


To design professional-looking stories, it is advisable to use existing colors in your photo or video. For example, if you’re posting a photo of a sea landscape, using colors like blue for your text will work really well. However, if you use colors like red and yellow, it will make your photo look boring and unprofessional.

Also, the eyedropper tool helps to make this possible. It lets you access every color on your Instagram stories content so that you can perfectly match your text with your image or video.

Here’s how to do it

1: Tap the color dropper icon to the left of the color palette.

2: A color dropper tool will appear in the centre of your image.  

3: Tap and hold down your finger on the color dropper and move it side to side on the image until you find the perfect color that goes with your image.

Thus, using the eyedropper tool adds a level of detail and styling to your stories making them more appealing to the audience.

3.         Add three-dimensional or a drop shadow effect to your text

Create a three-dimensional or drop shadow look, to add more dimension and depth to your text.

Here are the steps

1: Open the Instagram story mode and enter your text in any font of your choice.

2: Select the appropriate color and place the text wherever you want on the image.   

3: Now, tap the text icon again and using the same font style, write out the same text again using a different color.

4: After that, drag this second text and place it on the top of the first text slightly off-centre, so you can see the original text.

4.         Create the Ombre/ rainbow text effect

Do you want to make your Instagram stories look colourful and subtle? Then, this hack is for you!

Rainbow effect simply means that each letter of the text has a different color.

Here’s how to add it

1: Open the Instagram story mode and enter your text in any font of your choice.

2: Select or highlight all the text.    

3: While your text is highlighted, open up the color palette.  

4: Once the color palette is open, don’t lift your finger from the palette. At the same time, take your another finger to the right side of the highlighted word.

5: Now, with one finger on the color palette and other on the highlighted text, slowly drag them towards the left side of your screen at the same time. Thus, you’ll see that your letters will change color as you drag your finger across the color spectrum.

Though, this hack is a little tricky but can be improved with a little practice.

5.         Use the color palette of your image to create an interesting background

This is another cool hack for Instagram stories. You can create a fun background for your text based on the color palette of your image or video.

Here are the steps:

1: Open the Instagram story mode and select the image you want to share.

2: Click on the text icon (Aa) and write up the first letter of your text either in classic, strong, or typewriter font. (Only these three fonts allow backgrounds to be added.)

3: While your text is highlighted, open up the color palette.  

4: By clicking the top left corner icon, add the background to your text.

5: Click on the pen icon to see the tool pop up.

6:  Move this tool around the photo for the background color of the text to change.

7: Once the background color of the first letter is selected, you can move to the next letters.

However, this hack may look time-consuming at the onset, but in reality, it’s quite a fast and easy exercise.

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Final words-

As you can see, Instagram provides you with many features to make your stories unique and interesting. Moreover, you don’t need to be a professional designer to create such creative Instagram stories. Hence, you just need these 5 simple hacks to create such stories that help you stand out from the rest of the crowd and make your followers coming back for more!   

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