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Let’s talk about this awesome feature: The “Copy and Paste” feature in Insta Story.

With this feature, you can:

  • Add any images you want on your Insta Story screen: a photo, an image, a polaroid frame, sticky tapes, a screenshot, a logo, etc… and
  • Create quick collages without using another Insta Story editing app.

There are so many ways you can use this feature in your own creative way.

You can use it to add a quick image in your Story (like a screenshot), or you can use it to make more “advanced” collages.

Here are some examples of how I use this trick:

I’m going to show you how to do this trick:

  • On iPhones, and
  • On Android phones

Keep scrolling to see each step.

If you prefer to watch a video tutorial, click here:

iPhone Insta Story trick

5 steps.

Step 1. Save all your images on your phone

First, make sure you have your images and photos ready in your phone’s camera roll.

Step 2. Open your Insta Story

Step 3. Choose your background

You can:

  • Take a photo
  • Use a background color
  • Do a boomerang
  • Record a video

For this example, I’m going to use a background color.

Step 4. Open your camera roll and “copy” your image

  • Open an image on your phone
  • Press on the “share” button on the bottom left corner of your screen
  • Press “Copy”

Step 5. Go back in your Insta Story and “Add sticker”

Now open your Insta Story again.

  • As soon as you go back in your Insta Story, an “Add sticker” pop-up will appear, in the bottom left corner of your screen
  • Press it
  • Your image will be added on your Story
  • You can move your image around and resize it

You can also add GIFs or text to customize your Insta Story even more.

If you don’t see the “Add sticker” pop-up:

  • Open the text tool (the “aA” on top of your screen)
  • Paste (as if you were pasting a text, but instead of the text, your image will be added)

Android Insta Story trick

At the moment, Android phones don’t have the same features as iPhones.
But you can still do this Insta Story trick.

Step 1. Download the app “Swiftkey Keyboard”

  • Click here to download the app
  • Follow the steps on your phone to activate the “Swiftkey Keyboard” on your phone

Step 2. Save all your images on your phone

Make sure you have your photos, videos and images ready in your phone’s camera roll.

Step 3. Open your Insta Story

Step 4. Choose a background

You can:

  • Take a photo
  • Use a background color
  • Do a boomerang
  • Record a video

For this example, I’m going to use a fun background.

Step 5. Press on “aA”

Press on “aA” on the top right corner of your screen.

Step 6. Press the “smiley” icon on your keyboard

Step 7. Press the “pin” icon

Step 8. “Create”

Step 9. Select the image you want to add in your Story

Step 10. Send

Done! You can resize your image and move it around.

And you can customize your Insta Story even more. Add other images, add text or GIFs.

That’s it!

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. And if you know other tricks for Android phones, feel free to share! So far, this is the easiest way we found for Android phones.

If you want more Insta Story tricks, we shared our favorite ones in this blog post.

And if you try this trick, tag us @preview.app in your Insta Stories! We’d love to see this in action on your account. You’ll also see that we use this trick almost every day.

That’s it for now. Have fun!

Alex

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