Creating Background and Thumbnails Using Instagram Stories


I am often asked about the best way to quickly create backgrounds or thumbnails to use on Instagram, TikTok, and other social media content. I recommend Instagram Stories to create simple, yet powerful backgrounds that you can use on TikTok Live, Instagram Reels, Facebook and other platforms, as I did for the image accompanying this post.

The below tutorial shows you how to change the background color, add and manipulate text, and add stickers and other graphics. It really only takes a few clicks.

Here’s how to do it:


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Hope this helps you use Instagram Stories to create the right backgrounds and thumbnails for your upcoming content!

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