Instagram Stories now lets users add backgrounds to their stories. This means that you can choose any image you’d like to use for your story’s background. With this new feature, you can customize your stories by changing their background colors.

Previously you could change the background of the text, in the old version of Instgaram, however, now you can only change the background of the text. It means you cannot have a picture with your favorite background. So, you should use a tool to add background to your picture.

How to change background on Instagram story

Method #1 : Using Instagram app

  1. Open Instagram app, and tap your profile picture on bottom right corner
  2. Tap + icon on top right of profile feed
  3. Select Story
  4. Tap Aa on the left side
  5. Tap the color circle on the bottom right
  6. Choose the background and tap Next
  7. Choose the upload photo sticker
  8. Share the picture to your Instagram Story

Method #2 : Using Canva

You can use the automatic background on Instagram app, though we sometimes want to change it. Here is the instruction, how to change background on Instagram story in 10 easy steps:

  1. Install Canva app on your phone, and login
  2. Choose Your Story from the Home page
  3. Tap Create Blank
  4. Tap upload
  5. Upload the picture you want to change its background
  6. Tap the color box
  7. Tap the back area and color box
  8. Choose the color
  9. Tap the download icon
  10. Download it to your Phone

Now, you can use this picture on your phone to upload to your Instagram story

Method #3 : Draw the background

In this method you can draw a background to a picture on Instagram story. However, I personally prefer the first method, as there is more option, and it’s more eye-catching.

  1. Open Instagram app
  2. Tap your profile on top left
  3. Tap plus + icon to open Instagram story
  4. Upload your picture by tapping the gallery icon
  5. Tap the three dots on top right
  6. Tap Draw
  7. Choose the color
  8. Paint the background

How to change text’s background on Instagram story

If you want to change the background of a text on Instagram story, you no need any extra apps. You can change it right from the Instagram app. Make sure you have updated the app to the latest version.

  1. Open Instagram app
  2. Tap your profile on top left
  3. Tap plus + icon to open Instagram story
  4. Tap Aa and choose the background and write your text
  5. Tap the text and choose Next
  6. Tap Aa on the top to change the background from the list
  7. Tap Done


Here we learned how to change the background of Instagram stories. If you have more questions, write us in the comments, we will get back to you soon.


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