10 cool Instagram Story templates to post better stories

Are you one of the millions of people who love Instagram Stories? Do you post on a regular basis to grow your Instagram? Then you probably know it takes time and creative energy to craft a Story that looks good and gets noticed.

Enter Instagram Story templates — design templates that make creating beautiful and engaging Insta Stories easier than ever. Using a template allows you to have a cohesive design that matches your overall aesthetic, not to mention it saves you a lot of time and effort. IG Story templates are available from many different brands, and while some are totally free to use, the more elaborate Story templates will cost you.


These are the best Instagram Stories templates:

  1. Question templates from Ripl
  2. Collage templates from Adobe Spark
  3. The CS1 template from Unfold
  4. Animated templates from Mojo
  5. Travel templates from Canva
  6. Video templates from Magisto
  7. Cloud templates from StoryArt
  8. Text templates from Typorama
  9. Instagram Story templates from Easil
  10. Video Story templates from Quik

As you play with Instagram Story templates, you’ll likely create dozens of similar designs before settling on one. By using Gemini Photos, you can quickly delete similar photos, so that they don’t clutter up your iPhone.

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1. Question templates from Ripl

Ripl is a free app that’s available only for iPhone. It has a small selection of Instagram Story templates available for free, and more available for pro users who pay the monthly fee. 

Some of the app’s most unique Story templates are the question templates, which use colorful fonts, animations, and music while asking questions to keep your followers engaged. The question templates are 100% customizable, so that you can create an Instagram Story that’s relevant to your audience.

Ripl on the App Store


2. Collage templates from Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark has a huge range of Story templates that you can customize to fit your Instagram theme or style, but we love the collage templates for adding multiple photos to a single post. 

There are lots of collage templates to choose from, and they provide a great mix of text and imagery to entice your followers. Adobe Spark also provides a collection of stock imagery. If it looks a little intimidating or complex, check out some more collage apps we have picked.

Adobe Spark on the App Store


3. CS1 template from Unfold

CS1 Instagram Story templates in Unfold

Unfold has lots of Instagram Story template packages available that are clean, modern, and minimalistic. CS1 is totally free to use and includes about a dozen variations of text and photos that can be customized with your own background, color, fonts, and unique stickers. 

CS1 is great if you are looking for a no-nonsense Story template that you can customize quickly. If you grow out of the CS1 template, you can expand with many more that range in price from $.99 to $1.99 each.

Unfold on the App Store


4. Animated templates from Mojo

Most Instagram Story templates tend to focus on photos and text, but those 15-second Instagram Story videos are often the most popular with your followers. Mojo takes your photos and animates them into creative, eye-catching videos. Categories include minimal, photography, food, fashion, and sports. Like many apps that feature Insta Story templates, Mojo offers a selection of free templates and many more that you can access when you go pro.

Mojo on the App Store


5. Travel templates from Canva

Canva is a graphic design powerhouse that makes creating custom graphics easy for those with little to no experience. It has a massive collection of social media templates, and its Instagram Story templates are 100% customizable with millions of backgrounds and more than 130 different fonts. 

There are more than 30 travel templates to choose from, and most of them are free to use. A few of the templates will require you to upgrade to Canva Pro, which costs $12.95 a month.

Canva on the App Store


6. Video templates from Magisto

Magisto makes it super easy to transform photo and video footage into artfully designed Instagram Stories using a variety of beautiful templates. Start by choosing your editing style, then choose photos and videos to add to your Story. 

Finally, pick your music before saving and uploading to Instagram. As awesome as Magisto is for making videos, most of the templates are only available to premium users for $29.99 a month.

Magisto on the App Store


7. Cloud templates from StoryArt

Cloud templates for Instagram Stories in StoryArt

With more than 200 free templates to choose from, StoryArt is one of the most popular Story editing apps available. Template packages are bundled together, making it incredibly simple to choose one for your Stories theme. 

The unique Cloud template is part of a premium paid package, but we love the pastel watercolor feel and the laid back designs. Premium users also have access to a selection of Instagram Highlight covers, as well as hundreds of other premium designs templates. StoryArt Pro is $2.99 a month, but even the free templates are gorgeous.

StoryArt on the App Store


8. Text templates from Typorama

If you’re looking for beautiful, attention-grabbing fonts and text layouts, then Typorama is definitely worth checking out. Use more than 100 fonts and typefaces to create perfect text overlays for all of your stories. You’ll also find a variety of stock images, usable quotes, and distortion features to enhance your text. With that much material, Typorama is a quick way to make your Stories stand out.

Typorama on the App Store


9. Instagram Story templates from Easil

Easil is a simple graphic design tool with a fun selection of IG Story templates that you can easily edit and customize to fit your needs. The Easil templates help you build engagement by giving shoutouts to members of your community, creating popular “this or that” Stories, and creating fun polls for your followers to vote on. Stories that ask questions do tend to garner more attention, and Easil’s templates are great for that. Easil offers both a free and a paid version.

The Easil website


10. Video Story templates from Quik

Instagram Story video templates from Quik

The Quik app was created by GoPro to help users quickly and easily edit and share their GoPro footage, but it’s also got some great video templates that you can use for your Instagram Stories. All you have to do is choose photos and videos for your Story, add a title, and choose a template for the finished video. Before saving your creation, be sure to save it in portrait orientation, so that it looks good in your Insta Stories.

Quik on the App Store


Ready to take Instagram by storm with beautiful, fun, and engaging Stories that you’re followers will be excited to watch? The Instagram Story templates on this list will help you create amazing Stories without spending too much time or money.

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