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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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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.

Create your Instagram story now

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.

Hone your creativity with the power of Adobe Express. 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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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.