How to Make a Photo Collage in an Instagram Story

Instagram is the number one website for taking and sharing photos. You can put together some great shots if you know how to use the available effects. Today you will see how to make cool photo collages on Instagram. The process is simple and only takes a few minutes. Let’s start!

How to make an Instagram collage on iOS and Android with stickers

The “Stickers” feature on Instagram is arguably the best method of creating a collage if you want total control over the look. Stickers can be a combination of images, photos or pre-recorded images.

When you go to “Your Story” and choose the “Stickers” option, you can choose and customize your background and select or create images for the collage. The main advantage of this method is that there are no limits to the number of photos/images/stickers you can have in your collage. Rotate them, resize them, move them and overlap them to your heart’s content. You can make fun collages!

  1. Start the “Instagram app.”

  2. Tap on “Your Story” on the top.

  3. Tap on . to add the background “any displayed image/thumbnail” or select the “camera” thumbnail that appears first in the list.

  4. If you chose the camera, take a photo to make it your background. For a black background, point your camera at any surface.

  5. When the wallpaper loads, slide the bottom of it up (not the whole phone screen) to select the “Sticker” options.

  6. To include an image as a sticker in your collage, select the “Gallery” icon, then choose one from the gallery.

  7. To add a camera photo, tap the “Camera” icon, which launches your front-facing camera.

  8. To use stickers instead of images, tap them in the list.

  9. Then resize and rotate each image with two fingers, then hold it and move it wherever you want. You can layer images and add more if desired.

  10. If you need to delete a particular image, press and hold it and slide it to the trash can icon that appears.

  11. To repeat “Steps 4-10” for any image/photo/sticker you want to add to your Instagram collage.

  12. OPTIONAL: When you’re done editing, choose how you want to publish your Instagram story, such as pick a few close friends, share it on Facebook, or none to post it to everyone you follow.

  13. When you’re ready to publish your Instagram story collage, tap “Your Story” in the lower left corner.

If desired, you can edit your background in the first steps to make it pop!

Create Instagram Collage Story Using Layout Option

The Instagram layout option is a feature that allows you to create images with various layouts and features, especially the collage feature. However, you are limited to specific collage layouts that limit the number of photos you can use, such as a 2×2, 4×4, 3×3 or 1×3 configuration. In addition, the feature does not allow images to be placed in arbitrary sections or overlapping. Using the Instagram Layout option may be the easiest of the collage options, but it has its limits. Here’s how to create an Instagram collage story using the Layout option.

  1. Launch the Instagram app from your smartphone.

  2. Tap the “plus” icon (add icon) in the top right corner and select “story.”

  3. Select the “Layout” icon in the vertical menu on the left.

  4. Choose your layout option, such as: “1×3,” “4×4,” “3×3,” etc.

  5. Choose your images for each section, starting with the top left area. To add images, tap the gallery icon in the lower left corner or press the white circle to take one from your camera. Repeat for each section of the layout

  6. When you’re done adding your images, tap the “circled checkmark” to save the collage and go to the next step.

  7. Your collage will appear on the screen. Make further edits using the options at the top or tap the “Your Story” icon to publish it.

Other ways to add photos to your Instagram collage

When using Instagram Stories to create a collage on Android or iPhone, you can specify the source of the image. Not only can you add some images and screenshots from your image gallery, but you can also choose photos from WeChat, Downloads, Facebook, and other folders that contain images you’ve taken. You can download images from an online cloud service and use them in your Instagram collage to take it one step further.

Third-party apps that create unique collages for your Instagram story

Instagram only has so many editing features that you can use to create your stories. So if you want to come up with something unique, you need help from third-party apps with additional effects and options. Here are some of the most popular image editing apps you can use.

A design package

a design kit

The A Design Kit is a popular app that can help you breathe life into your Instagram Stories. You can find dozens of stickers, backgrounds, brushes, textures, colors and other tools that you can use to make your photos stand out. The effects will make your stories colorful and you can add your personal touch to make your collages instantly recognizable.

Adobe Spark Message

Adobe Spark

The Adobe Spark Post app is one of the best options for absolute beginners. The app has several thousand templates that you can use for Instagram Stories. It also provides millions of stock photos, fonts, filters, and other valuable resources.

Mojo app


Mojo gives you the tools you need to create a unique Instagram story. Use animated templates to make a bigger impact and impress your followers and customers. You can customize them to your liking by adding effects, animations, colors, cropping, etc.

The app allows you to use animated templates for both videos and photos. Use your creativity to develop great Instagram Stories that will engage your existing followers and attract new ones.

Make your Instagram stories irresistible

It would be best if you went the extra mile to create Instagram Stories to effectively engage your followers. Most stories created with Instagram are very similar, so users scroll through them. If you add some extra effects to your story, more people will want to see it. Do you have experience or questions with creating collages or other fascinating effects on Instagram stories? Let us know in the comments below

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