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I’m going to show you where you can find Instagram Story background templates and wallpapers.

They’re perfect when:

  • You don’t want to show your face in your Stories but still want them to look visually pleasing
  • You want to create a collection of Insta Story backgrounds that are on brand
  • You want beautiful backdrops when you do polls or answer people’s Q&A stickers

Here are examples of backgrounds:

Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

All the backgrounds are inside Preview App.

You can use any of the photos for free.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Press on the + button

Since the backgrounds are for Insta Stories, I’m going to add them in the Insta Story Planner part of the app.

If you’re new to Preview, you can also plan your posts, Reels and IGTVs.

  • Press on the Insta Story button
  • Press on the “+” button

 

Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

2. Press on “Free Photos” to find background images

Now choose the “Free Photos” option.

Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

3. Type a keyword in the search bar

If you have a brand, I recommend typing keywords that are related to the color(s) of your brand, or the vibe of your brand.

Example: you could have a neutral, tropical brand. So these would be 2 different keywords I would type in the search bar to gather different background images.

Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

Our favorite keywords are:

  • Neutral
  • White
  • Brown
  • Shadows
  • Beige
  • Paper
  • Sky
  • Glitter
  • Brown
  • Patterns
  • Pink
  • Marble
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

4. Add the Instagram Story backgrounds in your folder

When you find a background photo you like:

  • Press on the photo
  • Press “Add”
  • Continue to add more photos, or
  • Press “Done”
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

Your backgrounds will be saved in a new folder.

Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

Now how to share this in your Instagram Story? Or save it in your camera roll / gallery?

5. Post your background template in your Instagram Story

To post your background in your Story:

  • Press on the background image
  • Post on Instagram
  • Press “Story”

Instagram will automatically open your Story with the background photo.

You can add text, GIFs, stickers or draw. Then just post.

Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

To save the background on your phone:

  • Press onv
Free Instagram Story Background Templates and Wallpapers

That’s it!

Have fun choosing backgrounds for your Stories!

More Insta Story tips:

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