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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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.

How to make Instagram stories.

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.

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.

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.

Quickly and easily make engaging Instagram stories.

Compelling social stories are important to social media marketing. Adobe Express helps you make standout social stories to grab your audience’s attention in just a few clicks. Simply open Adobe Express, choose from thousands of free templates, customize to fit your brand, and share across your social channels.

Make an Instagram story that fits your brand.

Instagram stories are a great way to connect with your audience. With the Adobe Express Instagram story maker, you can quickly and easily make Instagram stories that fit your brand and communicate your message with your audience. Adobe Express has thousands of beautiful story templates to choose from that you can customize to fit your brand by adding your logo, fonts, color palette, and more.

Bring your social stories to life with motion.

Quickly and easily make your Instagram content more engaging with video and animation in Adobe Express. Easily turn videos into GIFs, add animation to your text, and add videos into templates in just a few taps. Bringing your social stories to life with motion has never been easier.

Easily make and share social stories on the go.

Make personalized social stories on the go quickly and easily using Adobe Express. Choose from thousands of free templates to customize and access them on any connected device. Download the mobile app to make standout content anytime, anywhere.

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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Australia: 18-0091-0584 |
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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