Instagram recently launched an update that is my new fave tool to use and I think it’ll be yours too!


You’re probably thinking – NO not another social media site or tool to learn. I was the same too, don’t worry. At first I tried Snapchat but something in me resisted from fully promoting that I was on there. Sure, the filters were a riot but it didn’t feel like a grown up tool to use with my business. AND most of my followers weren’t using it. Sigh.

Then came a new update from Instagram. While on the outside IG Stories might look like a direct copy of Snapchat, on the inside it is a very classy lady that I think you’ll LOVE.

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Easier to use than Snapchat..

Make Instagram a part of your daily social media schedule.

Instagram Stories provide you the ability to create easily create content for your followers on the go. Without fancy equipment or apps. Simple and easy to use. Speaking of simple and easy. It’s also incredible easy to be found when you’re using the right hashtags in your Instagram posts.

Instagram Stories will help you create daily vlogs without the complicated equipment & editing.

With the combination of photo + video + text media, you have endless options to what you can create on the go. Or upload images and videos that you previously created and saved to your camera roll within the last 24 hours. No need to purchase special equipment, your smartphone can do everything in one click. { BUT you can purchase a few items to help you like a tripod and bluetooth remote for hands-free gramming. Links are below. }


Pen, Highlighter, & Marker :: These tools allow you to write and doodle on your posts

Filters :: There are very few filters but this is great because they’re beautiful filters that enhance your media. My favorite is the IG Rainbow.

Music :: Play your iTunes library while you take video, remember to not have your volume turned up all the way on the music if you’re talking.

Instagram Stories

Filters + Drawing Tools

Follow Me On IG.

It just takes two clicks. Click here

To post to your Instagram Story, click the ” + ” on the top of your IG Feed page. This will open up the recording area. To record a video, you’ll hold down the ROUND BUTTON in the middle of the screen. { see image below } To take a photo, you’ll simply press instead of holding down the same ROUND BUTTON.

From there you can select from the filters and tools to fancy up your video or image. When ready, select the ROUND BUTTON with a CHECK MARK in the center and this will post to your story immediately.

You can always download if you want for later or delete once you’ve posted.

Extra equipment is not required to produce high-quality Instagram Stories. BUT if you want to really take advantage and get on the Live Video train, these products will help increase your quality output. I have and use all of these tools myself. They are affiliate links to Amazon.

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