5 Cool Apps to Take Your Instagram Story to the Next Level

Namrata Gogoi

The freshest trend in the social media circle is Instagram Stories. With active users nearing 250 million per day, it’s surely the new way that people and companies share content online.

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Instagram Stories are a scaled-up version of the Snapchat’s disappearing pictures, but the basic mantra is same — they disappear after a period of 24 hours. So, it’s only natural that you would want your Instagram Story to leave a lasting impression.

So, in this post, we are presenting a list of 5 cool Instagram Stories apps to take it to the next level. So, without any further delay, let’s get started.

1. Handle the Insta Crop with NoCrop

It’s disheartening when Instagram cuts out a major portion of pictures in landscape mode. For one thing, it can totally ruin a beautiful picture.

Solution: Resize it with NoCrop.

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NoCrop not only resizes the pictures to fit into the ‘Insta mode’ but also refreshes the timeline of the picture. So that you are able to make stories with pictures even if they more than 24 hours old.

NoCrop is free to install from the Play Store however, it contains its share of ads in between.

2. Add in Music with InShot

So you shot a beautiful vista of green hills and blue rivers but can’t share it because of the terrible background noise? InShot is the ideal candidate to help you in such situations. It contains a collection of beautiful soundtracks which can truly jazz up any video.

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And if the video contains a lot of background noise (which is quite natural) you can choose to remove it altogether. All you have to do is open the video, add the Music and lower the background noise and save it.

The process barely takes a minute since the app interface is easy and simple to handle.

3. Speed up Videos Using Hyperlapse

It’s true that a picture can speak a thousand words. But in Instagram, the 15-second time limit isn’t enough to convey the whole picture. That’s when speeding up a video can really prove to be useful. And there’s no better tool to handle this than the Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile.

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Though you can record videos on-the-go using this tool, however, we would recommend shooting the video using the native camera and then speeding it up using Hyperlapse.

The app is incredibly easy to operate. All you have to do is import the file and it’ll take care of the rest. The ‘speeding-things-up’ does require its own sweet time, however, the end results are beautiful and Instagram-friendly.

4. Give a Twist to the Story with Seezer

Do you like mixing in different elements in your Instagram Stories? If yes, then say Hi to Seezer.

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Seezer lets you take double photos and also lets you introduce a third element in the form of stickers. So whether it’s a live picture or an old one, just upload it to Seezer, choose the appropriate mixer and let your creativity run wild.

So, the next time you want the world to see a detailed picture of your burger while you are eating it, turn to this app.

5. Add in Cool Droolies with Drool

Drool is an amazing app that can do wonders to your Instagram post or story without wasting a sweat. The app contains a boatload of filters or Droolies, which are basically a set of attractive graphics. These come in diverse categories like work quotes, party symbols, masks, food, etc.

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Perhaps, the key feature of this app are the location based designer photo filters, which can be compared to Snapchat’s Geofilters. In a word, they are simply amazing. From having the tagline of popular food joints to interesting food graphics — it has them all.

What’s more, you can also save your favored stickers and quotes to the Favorite category. Once you have selected your Droolie, snap the picture and save it. Load it to Instagram and your awesome Instagram Story is ready!

That’s a Wrap!

So, these were the ways how you can jazz up your Instagram Stories. Do let us know which one is your favorite and why. We will be waiting to hear from you.

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Namrata Gogoi

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Namrata Gogoi

An engineer turned tech writer, Namrata used to write software codes before turning to a career in tech- writing. She is passionate about travelling, food and reading about cool new stuff. Apart from that, she holds a bachelors degree in I.T and hails from Guwahati.