I know I’ve already covered this in our tutorial on how to use the Question feature.
But many people ask us for a separate tutorial. So here it is! This one’s just for you.
When you answer an Insta Story question, you can upload your own photo or video in the background. You can choose your photo or video from your camera roll. It’s a pretty cool feature if you like to customize your Insta Stories. You can use your photos that fit your “feed aesthetics” or you can upload your Insta Story templates.
Here is how to put a photo in the background when answering an Insta Story question:
1. Share a response
The first thing you want to do is to share a response, so you can change its background.
2. Select on the camera roll “thumbnail” or swipe up
The question / answer will appear in your Insta Story, as a new Insta Story.
Look at the bottom left corner of your screen you will see your camera roll “thumbnail”:
- Press on it
- Select your photo
- The background will become the photo
If you don’t see it, try to “swipe” up on your screen to open your camera roll (this usually works for people who don’t have the camera roll thumbnail).
3. Add a transparent color
If your photo is too strong and you can’t really see the answer that you wrote, this is a good trick. You can add a transparent color on top of your background photo. It will make it easier for people to read your answer.
To do that:
- Select the pen tool
- Select the second pen tool available
- Select a color
- Hold your finger pressed on the background photo
I can’t seem to be able to do this on my Android. Can’t see picture thumbnail only ‘Share to my Story’ straight up.
Any idea on the reason why? My Insta is up-to-date.
Thanks for the help!!
Hello you ! I don’t have it too on my Android.
Don’t worry, I think Instagram is just rolling out slowly ! We gotta….well…wait…
Doesn’t work on mine either ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a18a4c5641185eb85d4d1545a8768831ace932e71bdb1feaf197c078ca6d7c1.jpg
Neither does it work on mine…
Ugh. I know that designing apps takes time and work, but it irks me that they can’t update Androids at the same time as iPhones.
Oddly enough, my personal account won’t work on my phone but when I log into another account on my phone, it does work. I think its on an account basis. I reported a problem with Instgram but still havent heard anything back!