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How to delete an Instagram story

Delete an Instagram Story on iPhone

You know that any story you create on Instagram is only visible for 24 hours. After that, it disappears from your profile. If you have the setting enabled, those stories can be moved to your Stories Archive so you can revisit and reshare them again or delete them for good. But if you want to remove an Instagram story before the time is up, you can certainly do that too.

Here, we’ll show you how to delete an active, archived, and promoted Instagram story.

How to use the Instagram Effect Gallery for stories

Blossoms Effect for an Instagram Story

We’ve shown you how to make your Instagram stories stand out with filters, text, stickers, and even music. But there’s one more built-in feature that can truly make those stories pop. The Effect Gallery in the Instagram app lets you add pizzazz that fits you and your story.

Add some sparkles to your night on the town, hearts to your sweetheart, or flowers to your pet. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the Effect Gallery including seeing how other Instagrammers take advantage of it. You might just be inspired!

How to spruce up Instagram stories with filters, text, and more

Edit an Instagram Story with the Draw tool

Instagram offers some fun features for creating stories. You can use Multi-Capture for snapping several photos on the fly, include your favorite song, or use Superzoom for focusing on your subject. But there’s more!

From drawings to stickers to text, you can truly make your Instagram story memorable or meaningful. If you’re new to Instagram or simply haven’t taken the time to check out the story editing features, iDB is here to help. Here’s how to spruce up your next Instagram story with the app’s built-in editing tools.

How to use Instagram Vanish mode on iPhone

Instagram recently announced a new feature where you can send disappearing messages in chats. This feature is called Vanish mode, and unlike other ephemeral messaging services such as Snapchat, you can enable or disable this mode manually. The messages will be permanently deleted once you exit the chat. As of now, the feature is only available for single chats.

If you want to send disappearing messages on Instagram, then we've got a simple tutorial on how to enable Instagram vanish mode on iPhone.

How to use Superzoom for your Instagram story

Instagram Story with Superzoom

Instagram offers some nifty features for creating your stories. You can use Multi-Capture to snap several photos on the spot or use PhotoBooth for four quick selfies of yourself or you and your friends. Along with these options is another feature called Superzoom.

Superzoom is pretty much what the name implies. You capture a short video that automatically zooms in to the center without you lifting a finger. This is a cool way to show objects in a landscape, faces on people, or food on a plate. Whatever your next Instagram story, see how to use Superzoom for a neat effect.

How to use Story Highlights on Instagram

Instagram Story Highlight

Instagram introduced its Highlights feature for stories a while back. But if you’re a new Instagram user or simply never tried Highlights before, this how-to is for you.

As you probably know, Instagram stories disappear after 24 hours. But if you turn one into a Highlight, it stays on your profile until you remove it. This is a great way to give your followers more insight into who you are or what your business is all about.

Here, we’ll show you how to add, edit, and remove Story Highlights on Instagram.

How to use PhotoBooth for your Instagram story

Instagram PhotoBooth Countdown

Instagram offers some great features for creating memorable stories and posts. You can use Multi-Capture to quickly snap several photos for your story. And you can use PhotoBooth for that “photo booth” look, which is what we’ll walk through here.

Just like sitting in that photo booth at the mall, you can capture four pictures of you and your pals, pets, or just yourself. Then, add them to your Instagram story for something a little different. Here’s how to use the PhotoBooth feature in Instagram.

How to use Multi-Capture to instantly add photos to your Instagram story

Use Multi-Capture on Instagram

New features come and go with apps. And if you’re an Instagram user, you may notice a feature you haven’t used before when creating a story. This feature is called Multi-Capture and it allows you to snap a few photos to add to your story.

Multi-Capture gives you a quick and easy way to create a story on the fly. Shoot photos of yourself or someone else and turn them into an Instagram story instantly, here’s how.

How to post on Instagram from your computer

Instagram Post from Safari on Mac

You know that Instagram has a website you can visit in any browser. The problem is that you can’t post using the Instagram site. However, with a couple of extra steps, you actually can.

Here, we’ll show you how to post on Instagram from your computer using Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. This lets you grab those photos or videos you have saved on your computer and post them to Instagram without opening the app on iPhone or Android.

How to add music to your Instagram story

Add Music to an Instagram Story

A while back, Instagram announced the ability to add music to your stories. And if you jumped onto that cool feature, then this isn’t anything new to you. But if you’re just starting to use Instagram or simply use it more than before, you can take advantage of it to make more memorable stories.

You can search or browse for a song from Instagram’s collection for one that fits. With flexibility and options, adding music to your Instagram stories is simple, here’s how to do it.