In 2016, Instagram introduced Stories to compete with Snapchat. Since then, Instagram has been adding a bunch of ways to enhance the Stories. Among the sea of such posts, some stand out with a lot of colours, stickers and cool effects.

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No surprises there since a lot of those folks use the host of features baked inside Instagram. Noticed the stories with colorful backgrounds? While there are many built-in and direct ways to add colors to your Instagram stories, one feature is hidden. 

We are talking about adding a solid background color. Wondering how to do that? It’s easy. Let’s proceed.

Show Background Image

You must have seen a lot of stories with randomly drawn lines in the photos to hide something or someone’s face. How about doing something opposite? You can manipulate the color block to show that effect using the eraser tool. 

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Color block your image or add a translucent layer to it as shown shown above.

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Step 2: Then tap on the Eraser icon. Using your finger, erase the portion of the color that you want to reveal.

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Step 3: Tap on the Done button.

It’s a unique way to create teaser stories by showing only a significant part of photos.

Change Background of Text

Now that we are talking about colors, let me show you how to change the background color of the text in Instagram Stories.

Instagram currently offers five font styles: Typewriter, Strong, Classic, Modern, and Neon. While Moden and Neon don’t support background color, others do.

Change Typewriter Text’s Background Color

Use a color block or any random image from the gallery to test this.

Step 1: Create a story and tap on the Text icon.

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Step 2: Type your text and tap on the font name at the top to change it. Select Typewriter.

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Step 3: If you want to change the text color, choose any color from the palette at the bottom. To change the background color, tap the A icon with stars at the top-left corner. Then select the color from the palette.

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Step 4: Tap on Done.

Change Strong Font’s Background Color

Try this.

Step 1: Tap on the Text icon in any story and enter your text. Choose Strong text style.

Step 2: Tap the A icon with stars at the top-left corner and choose a background color.

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Change Classic Font’s Background Color

Similarly, select the classic font style while creating a story. Then tap the A icon at the top-left corner and choose a background color. If you tap the A icon again, the background will become translucent. You can play with these two modes.

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Color it!

Instagram offers a variety of ways to spice up your stories and make them stand out from the others. From covers of your stories to sharing meaningful updates, you can get creative with the color blocks.

We hope you liked the post. Do let us know if you want more tips and tricks for using Instagram stories and other features. 



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