How to Change Background Color on Instagram Story

Updated

Looking to change up your Instagram story background? It’s not straightforward. Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to do it!

How to Change Background Color on Instagram Story

If you want to add a little variety to your Instagram Stories, you can change the background color with just a few taps. Older versions of Instagram made it somewhat hard to set a good background color in Stories. With the latest updates, you now have complete control over changing your background color on an Instagram Story. Keep reading to learn how.

How to Change Background Color on Instagram Story

To change the background color on an Instagram Story:

  1. Click the + icon to create a new Instagram Story.
  2. Select a random picture from your gallery. This won’t be visible in your story.
  3. Press the ⋯ icon in the top right.
  4. Tap Draw.
  5. Select your background color from the options on the bottom. Tap and hold to get a wider selection of colors.
  6. Long hold the center of the screen to change the background color.
  7. Press the icon in the top right to save your background.

Now, you can add whatever photos you want over your background slide, but your background will stay whatever color you set it. If you want to set a picture as a background color, click the Stickers icon at the top of the screen, and press the add pages icon next to the camera icon. Hold and drag the edges of the image so it takes up the entire Story background.

Learn how to add multiple photos to Stories HERE.

Now that you know how to change your background color, you can better customize your Stories to better fit your personality!

How to Change Background Color on Instagram Stories – New Update

FAQ

How do I change the background color on Instagram 2022?

Simply load a page as your canvas, click the three dots in the top right corner of your Story, then click and hold on the center of your Story to change the color. Then, you can use this article to add a new image.

How do I change the background color on my Instagram story without covering the picture?

You can’t, so you need to cover your picture and then re-place the image you want in your story.

How do you make your Instagram background white?

Use the above guide and select white in the options.

How do you change Instagram background color on Iphone?

The instructions to change an Instagram background are the same on iPhone and Android devices. See the above guide for directions.

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