How to Add Videos on StoriesEdit

    May 07 2019

    As you know, we recently released our Instagram Stories design platform, StoriesEdit. It's been warmly received by our #PLANOLYfam and beyond, and we've loved seeing all of your gorgeous Story designs using our new platform. We're thrilled to announce that you can now upload videos onto StoriesEdit iOS app as well! This is an amazing update, as it offers even more creative options when designing your Instagram Stories. This update will come soon for Android on WEB, so hang tight! Read on to learn more about how to add videos on StoriesEdit iOS app as well as a few best practices and tips.

    How to Add Videos on StoriesEdit

    Step 1:

    Open the StoriesEdit iOS mobile app and select any template to start customizing. TAP on the "+" icon in the gray box and pick any media (image, video or boomerang) from your camera roll.

    Step 2:

    Once you've selected and added your media, TAP on the media to see a preview and for additional options. Here, you can also TAP on the 'REPLAY' icon (bottom left corner) to replay the video, and you can TAP on the 'SOUND' icon to turn the sound on or off. TAP on the 'X' icon on the top right corner to delete your video and add a different file instead. You can also move your media around, adjust it, and resize it with your fingers.

    Step 3:

    Once you've completed all of your edits, TAP on the 'DOWNLOAD' icon to save to your phone, share to Instagram, or upload straight to PLANOLY. *Note: For all video files exceeding 15 seconds, StoriesEdit will automatically trim your video down to 15 seconds so that you're able to upload to Instagram Stories.

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    Best Practices

    Adding videos when creating your designs on StoriesEdit is a way to get your audience even more captivated by your Instagram Stories. People love images of course, but incorporating video is a perfect way to mix up your content and keep followers engaged. This feature is ideal for hosting an Instagram Story takeover, collaborating with a brand or influencer, creating a tutorial, or sharing behind-the-scenes videos. We hope you'll take the time to add videos to your StoriesEdit designs, so that your content will keep your audience intrigued and coming back for more!


    Instagram Stories shouldn't just be a dumping ground for thoughtless content; having a clear vision and maintaining your brand story will help you grow and rise above the rest. Not all of your Instagram Story content has to be perfectly curated, but adding a few beautifully designed Stories into your Instagram strategy will go a long way in impressing your audience. It all comes down to knowing your audience, engaging with them, staying consistent with your content, and creating something that inspires. Video content is where the digital future is heading and has proven to be an essential aspect on Instagram and beyond - we hope you enjoy this new feature!


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