Instagram Stories are one of the hottest products on social media right now, and their popularity is only rising!

Stories are big business for brands and personal users, with 400 million users interacting with Instagram Stories daily.

2/5 of Instagram’s 1 billion user-base post Stories daily, while for brands they’re  vital as 1 in 3 daily Instagrammers say they have become interested in a product they saw on Stories, with 1/3 of the most-viewed Instagram Stories come from business accounts.

Alongside adding native features such as stickers, polls and music buttons and popular face lenses (puppy ears are the most popular!) – you can up your Instagram Story game with these 5 apps I use all the time to elevate client’s content.

With so many eyes on Stories, can you afford not to ensure your content looks the best it can?

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$0.99

Everyone loves a sparkle! With this app, you can add effects like a cross filter to attach to the camera lens and get that celebrity finish.

Add glitter to videos on your Stories to show off anything shiny like glass, mirrors… or a sparkly dress!

Download from iTunes / Google Play Store

Huji Cam

Free

Give your Stories a vintage feel with HUJI Cam that overlays images with an analogue film vibe. The app lets you import previously made images and add a vintage-style date and effects.

Go back to 1998 with Huji!

Download from iTunes / Google Play Store

Over Edit & Add Text to Photos

Free

Over is a social media powerhouse tool. You can photo edit, make posters, build from templates and download custom fonts. It’s much more than a Stories editor, but really lets you get creative on the move.

Adding branding to your Stories or layered to build a narrative across Stories is really easy with Over. There’s over 280 fonts and 910+ illustrations to play with.

Download from iTunes / Google Play Store

Adobe Photoshop Fix

Free

Adobe Photoshop Fix is a really good on-the-go image editor. Retouching, heal, smooth, liquify, lighten and make other edits and adjustments that give you the precise look you’re after.

For Stories this is great for adding that finishing touch to an image.

Download from iTunes / Google Play Store

Glitch Cam

Free

Glitchy, techy and pretty cool! Turn your photo and videos into vintage 3D VHS effects, there’s psychedelic and vaporwave digital aesthetic vibes.

Layered and grabbing attention on Instagram Stories is key, so this is a perfect app to mix up your feed.

Download from iTunes / Google Play Store