How to Use Instagram Stories Templates for Your Brand + 19 Free Templates!

Posted by @audreylaine, Thu, Jul 26 8:18am

Design templates for Instagram Stories make it easy to create stories from your phone or computer, and ensure that everyone on your team can create on-brand content.

Instagram Stories templates are a growing trend on Instagram, with businesses and influencers carefully creating their own branded stories that have a uniform color, tone, style, and format.

Ready to learn how to use Instagram Stories templates?

The following post has everything you need to know about using Instagram Stories templates for your business, with added tips on how to create your own.

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I have yet to really get to grips with Stories so templates will be very useful! Who else is using Stories in their marketing? I'd love to see some examples

I'm just barely starting to venture into Stories, using related images to promote research. I do a quick bit of info about the research to go with each photo, then "link in profile."

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use Stories without creating a lot more work for myself. It sounds like the templates in this article are more intended for brands that are already creating very visually compelling content in Photoshop or similar software. I'm also curious to see other healthcare-specific examples.

@MeganRowe

I'm just barely starting to venture into Stories, using related images to promote research. I do a quick bit of info about the research to go with each photo, then "link in profile."

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use Stories without creating a lot more work for myself. It sounds like the templates in this article are more intended for brands that are already creating very visually compelling content in Photoshop or similar software. I'm also curious to see other healthcare-specific examples.

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If you have a business account, you can link directly to a webpage from the story (See More) instead of using "link in profile." I follow OCEARCH and they use this feature in every story. To add a link, tap the link icon in the top right of your story before you post it, then add the URL you want to accompany that story. Viewers will be able to swipe up to visit the link.

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@MeganRowe

I'm just barely starting to venture into Stories, using related images to promote research. I do a quick bit of info about the research to go with each photo, then "link in profile."

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use Stories without creating a lot more work for myself. It sounds like the templates in this article are more intended for brands that are already creating very visually compelling content in Photoshop or similar software. I'm also curious to see other healthcare-specific examples.

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I didn't see a link icon, so I did a little research. It looks like this is only available for verified accounts (which you can't request) or business accounts with 10K+ followers. Bummer!

https://www.plannthat.com/instagram-story-links/

@MeganRowe

I'm just barely starting to venture into Stories, using related images to promote research. I do a quick bit of info about the research to go with each photo, then "link in profile."

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use Stories without creating a lot more work for myself. It sounds like the templates in this article are more intended for brands that are already creating very visually compelling content in Photoshop or similar software. I'm also curious to see other healthcare-specific examples.

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Oh, I didn't realize that! Do you use an agency? There's a thread about this in Discussions and it seems agencies can reach out to their Facebook and Instagram account reps about verification. You have a verified FB Page, so I'd think it be fairly easy for Instagram to verify your account.

@MeganRowe

I'm just barely starting to venture into Stories, using related images to promote research. I do a quick bit of info about the research to go with each photo, then "link in profile."

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use Stories without creating a lot more work for myself. It sounds like the templates in this article are more intended for brands that are already creating very visually compelling content in Photoshop or similar software. I'm also curious to see other healthcare-specific examples.

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We don't have an agency for social, but we do have a Facebook ad rep. I'll see if he can help or point me in the right direction.

@MeganRowe

I'm just barely starting to venture into Stories, using related images to promote research. I do a quick bit of info about the research to go with each photo, then "link in profile."

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use Stories without creating a lot more work for myself. It sounds like the templates in this article are more intended for brands that are already creating very visually compelling content in Photoshop or similar software. I'm also curious to see other healthcare-specific examples.

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Good idea! Please report back and let us know what you learn.

@MeganRowe

I'm just barely starting to venture into Stories, using related images to promote research. I do a quick bit of info about the research to go with each photo, then "link in profile."

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use Stories without creating a lot more work for myself. It sounds like the templates in this article are more intended for brands that are already creating very visually compelling content in Photoshop or similar software. I'm also curious to see other healthcare-specific examples.

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No dice. Here was the response: "Right now, only some public figures, celebrities and brands have verified badges. It's not currently possible to request a verified badge. Unfortunately, there are no dedicated Instagram Representatives available."

@MeganRowe

I'm just barely starting to venture into Stories, using related images to promote research. I do a quick bit of info about the research to go with each photo, then "link in profile."

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use Stories without creating a lot more work for myself. It sounds like the templates in this article are more intended for brands that are already creating very visually compelling content in Photoshop or similar software. I'm also curious to see other healthcare-specific examples.

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Ugh! That's such a bummer. Thanks for the update.

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