Create free designs for Instagram stories.

Share an eye-catching Instagram story with the help of Adobe Express. Use our free templates, images, and design assets to get started.

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Make your Instagram story for free on the Adobe Express app.
Adobe Express enables you to quickly and easily make standout content from thousands of beautiful templates on mobile and web. No design skills needed and it’s FREE to get started.

All your Instagram story design needs for free in one place.

Fill your Instagram stories with stunning content with the help of Adobe Express. Explore templates, upload your photos, or choose from libraries of free images, icons, and graphics to build your story design. It’s as easy as choosing a template, customizing, and sharing.

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How to make Instagram stories.

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Make multiple page Instagram stories with ease.

Give your Instagram stories a consistent look and feel by using the multiple page feature. Add or duplicate pages directly in the editor, apply bulk edits to multiple pages, and create your own multiple-page templates to use for future stories.

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Tell an unforgettable story on Instagram with Adobe Express.

Take your Instagram stories to the next level with the design capabilities of Adobe Express. Make customized stories, including edited images, photo collages, and stunning graphics. In one tap, you can even apply templates and animation styles to make your message stand out. Combine images, video, graphics, music, and more to tell your story. Instantly download high-quality files to share on your story for all your friends and followers to enjoy.

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Let Adobe Express be your Instagram story design expert.

Explore professionally designed templates to get your wheels spinning or create your photo from scratch. Establish a theme for your designs using pictures, icons, logos, personalized fonts, and other customizable elements to make them feel entirely authentic. Duplicate designs and resize them to create consistency across multiple types of assets. With Adobe Express, it’s free and easy to make, save, and share your designs within minutes.

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An Instagram story maker for engaging stories.

Compelling social stories are a key part of any successful Instagram marketing strategy. Adobe Express helps you take your social stories to the next level to win over your audience. Get all the tools you need to stand out with this free, easy-to-use Instagram story maker. Simply download the Adobe Express app for free, and you’ll have stunning stories ready to post in just a few easy clicks.

Create an Instagram story that showcases your style.

Instagram stories are a great opportunity to get your followers acquainted with your brand or business. Easily craft stories that capture your style and communicate your messaging. Adobe Express comes loaded with thousands of gorgeous story templates that you can personalize and customize with your own style instantly. For that on-brand aesthetic, upload custom elements like logos, fonts, slogans, imagery, color palettes, and more.

Bring your stories to life with motion.

Adobe Express helps you get the most out of your Instagram content by making your stories more engaging using video and animation. You can easily add videos and GIFs and make them a part of your story template. No need to shoot them professionally either — even the candid shots will look impressive when complemented by the tons of design assets on Adobe Express.

Make, save, and share stories effortlessly on the go.

Don’t miss a single opportunity to connect and engage with your audience when you have Adobe Express and its many tools available at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. Save all your story designs, assets, and templates in the app to access them on any connected device. When an idea strikes you out of the blue, it’ll take you just a couple of minutes to make, download, and share.

Frequently asked questions.

What’s the best way to design an Instagram story?
Create visuals that reflect your brand, while still being candid and playful. Use prominent imagery and smaller amounts of text. If you have a lot to say, break it up across several slides. Make a design with Adobe Express, then sprinkle other features from Instagram on top, like stickers, polls, or Q&As on top for added customization.
What makes an engaging Instagram story?
Invite users to participate in your story using interactivity. Add animation to your Adobe Express design so it stands out in the feed. Use Instagram stickers such as quizzes or rankings in innovative ways to motivate your viewers to engage.
What is the recommended size for an Instagram story?
Instagram stories are 1080px by 1920px, which is an aspect ratio of 9:16. Our Adobe Express story templates are automatically set to the correct size so you can save time and design more.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.
Can I create my own Instagram story template?
To create a template, open your Adobe Express project. From the upper right corner, select Share and choose the option to make a shareable template. Follow the prompts to publish and share your template.

Looking for Adobe Express for Education?

For Teachers Use Adobe Express in your classroom

Use Adobe Express in your classroom


  • Set up an Adobe Express classroom account.
  • Create and manage classrooms.
  • Securely invite students with a class code.

Available for teachers in the US who have a Google Workspace for Education (Google) account and supported domains. Need help? View the Getting Started Guide

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For administrators Deploy Adobe Express for schools and school districts

Deploy Adobe Express for schools and school districts


  • Enable school or district-wide access for licensed users.
  • Set up through the Adobe Admin Console.
  • Manage users and groups.

Available for licensed educational institutions and nonprofit educational organizations. Call for more info. Questions? View the Deployment Guide.

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Japan: Japan schools request access

Are you a student interested in Adobe Express?


  • Design stunning presentations, images, and animations.
  • Create attention-grabbing web pages.
  • Make captivating videos.

Adobe Express offers everything students need to make graphics, photos, presentations, web pages, and videos to express themselves inside and outside the classroom.

K-12 Students

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