12 Apps for Instagram Stories to Keep Viewers Engaged

on Sep 27, 2019 with No comments yet

Why Engagement Is So Important?

Keeping your viewers engaged is much more important than you think.  People spend so many hours scrolling their phone screen, yet their attention span is so very little. If you don’t capture their attention instantly, another brand or IG account will.  Therefore, creating an interactive, engaging user experience will definitely work your way to create a social media buzz around your brand, drive traffic and maximize conversions. What’s a better way to get creative than Instagram Stories?

How Tools Can Help You Make Your Instagram Stories More Engaging?

Instagram Stories is one of the most used features on Instagram. The good news is that there are numerous tools you can use to make your stories stand out from the rest.  In this blog post, we provide you with a list of 12 apps that will help you take your Instagram stories to another level. Just keep reading!

  1. Unfold 

The new Unfold mobile app elevates Stories by offering numerous eye-grabbing templates to which users can add their favorite photos, videos, and text! 

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  1. Canva

If you’re looking for an easy way to give your Instagram Stories a new look, then look no further. With Canva you can choose from numerous well-designed templates, or customize your own template using various graphics, fonts and background themes. 

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  1. A Design Kit

A Design Kit is a perfect app to fine-tune your stories and add a creative, colorful touch to your photos.  You can make use of brushes, gradients, textures, and fonts to make your own eye-grabbing design. If you need some inspiration check out #adesignkit to see interesting photo creations from other users. 

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  1. Adobe Spark 

 Adobe Spark is about to become your favorite app! Adobe Spark is a great app for creating eye-catching graphics easily and quickly that will make your followers watch your stories over and over again. 

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  1. Life Lapse

If stop motion is your thing, then Life Lapse is definitely the right tool for you.  According to the app, Life Lapse allows you to shoot stop motion videos up to 10X faster – and it seems to be true as there are over 8000 reviews and an overall star rating of 4.7. A tripod and good lighting will definitely come a long way here.

What are you waiting for? Start adding life and motion to your Instagram stories.

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  1. StoryLuxe

The new StoryLuxe app is filled with numerous Instagram stories templates that will help you create dynamic stories such as neon, floral, film and many more. You will have to download it to find out! 

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  1. Magisto

The Magisto app is an online video editor that will allow you to turn your photo into a dynamic, eye-catching video.  The app is easy to use and it caters for every design style you could imagine. Be a video superhero!

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  1. Clipomatic

This is an interesting one. Clipomatic offers an alternative way to grab your user’s attention by turning everything you say into live captions. You don’t have to type anything – just speak and the app will transform whatever you say. Pretty simple, right?

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  1. VSCO

VSCO is without doubt one of people’s favorite photo-editing app. Yet, it doesn’t stop there. VSCO also allows you to edit video using preset filters and editing tools. The bad news is that video editing falls within the VSCO paid membership – but if video editing is your thing then why not give it a shot to see if it’s worth it? 10_12 Apps For Instagram Stories to Keep Your Viewers Engaged VSCO sample

  1. Mojo

Here is another great app that is packed with a wide variety of tools to make awesome Instagram stories. Choose your animated template, and just customize it to your liking. You can choose from over 100+ editable templates and from over 100+ text styles to choose from. 

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  1. Later

Schedule your Instagram posts ahead of time to optimize your social media content and grow your business. The app is very easy to use – just drag and drop your stories to your storyboard tool and re-arrange them according to your liking. Then add your captions, and you are set. You will get a notification once it’s time to post. 10_12 Apps For Instagram Stories to Keep Your Viewers Engaged LATER sample

  1. InShot

So you have the perfect video…. but it’s just not the right size for Instagram. We have all been there and it’s pretty frustrating. That’s why we found the perfect app for that, InShot. This app is a photo and video editing app that is perfect for adjusting your photos and videos for Instagram Stories. With InShot you can easily play with the different aspect ratios and experiment with colorful backgrounds. You definitely need to give it a try!

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Don’t forget the Instagram Features

Although we love the designs offered by these apps, let’s not forget all the interactive and engaging story features Instagram offers. Experiment with GIFs, Music, Polls, Questions, Quizzes, Emojis, Countdowns, and many more on the list. These are great tools to engage with your audience in a creative and interactive way. It’s all about two-way communication! 

Get Ready, Set, Go

You are now all ready to start designing your Instagram Stories to perfection! Thanks to the apps mentioned above you can start adding life to your Instagram Stories to make them interactive, engaging and eye-grabbing. After all, this is what Instagram stories are built for. 

As a final note, it is important to highlight that the first and foremost thing that you need to keep in mind is your brand’s personality and tone of voice. So when designing your awesome Instagram Stories, make sure you stay in line with your brand values and your overall marketing strategy. Don’t forget to be creative!

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