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.

Instagram Stories help you showcase authenticity, reach a wider audience, increase engagement, and connect with your audience. Your Instagram story design is also vital to building brand awareness and allows you to publish fun content that showcases your brand voice, personality, and niche. Because Instagram Stories only last 24 hours, it’s crucial that your Instagram story design captures your audience’s attention instantly. Use the Adobe Express Instagram story maker to make engaging and share-worthy Instagram Stories in no time.

Make an Instagram Story that fits your brand.

To create an Instagram story that will wow your audience, start with identifying your visual identity or what image you want your brand to convey in your stories. Schedule your posts to ensure that they’re consistent, use stickers to promote interaction, and include a compelling call to action to encourage your audience to click on a link or share a post. If you want to engage with your audience, consider sharing the stories and posts of others to feature some of your loyal followers. With the free Instagram story maker from Adobe Express, there’s no limit to what you can do with your custom IG stories.

Create easier with the Adobe Express Instagram story maker.

Create your Instagram story confidently with powerful, beginner-friendly, Adobe Express online editing tools. Whatever vision, style, or aesthetic you imagine, you can easily bring it to life with tons of free Instagram story templates by your side. Enjoy full control over personalizing each element within your story. Brand your Instagram story with your logo, unique fonts, and color combinations to easily stand out amongst the rest. Share your new Instagram story design with collaborators to co-edit the same project. When you're done, download it as a high-quality JPG, PDF, or PNG to share 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?
Any new or existing project can be turned into a shareable template. To turn your Instagram story into a template, click on the three-dot menu at the left of the Download button and follow the steps to turn your design into a 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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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.

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