Best Apps For Creating Instagram Stories in 2020

Harshita Agrawal

Harshita Agrawal is the Founder at eSocMedia. She is a social media and influencer marketing specialist who spends most of her time behind the screen. She's also an avid reader and a travel enthusiast.

Instagram stories are truly engaging! And, everyone strives to create the ones that their viewers would love. More than 500 million Instagram users use Stories every day making it a highly useful feature of the platform. 

Though there are a million ways on how you can make an Instagram story happening by using the Instagram app itself. There are still a few important things that the app is not capable of. For example, if you want to add more than one picture to an Instagram story, you cannot do so using the Instagram app. Similarly, if you want to use other templates or animations, you need to use third-party apps. 

In this article, we are going to list some of the best apps that you can use to create awesome Instagram stories within seconds. Try the apps below and have more fun on Instagram. 

Unfold – Create Stories

Available on: iOS and Android

Pricing: Free. Paid plans available

An Editor’s choice, this is the perfect app to create amazing Instagram stories in a few simple clicks. The app has been rated by more than 96k users on the App Store, making it the most preferred choice. 

Features of this app:

  • Use more than 150+ templates to create Instagram stories with multiple photos, stickers, and colors. The templates are minimalist and clean allowing you to create sophisticated and uncluttered stories. 
  • Use the new fonts different from Instagram to create text for the stories. 
  • Filters like VHS and Glitch help you create professional stories without paying a dime. There are 10 filters available in the free plan.
  • Upgrade to Unfold+ for a complete designer experience. 

This app is worth a try for its clean design and easy-to-use interface. The developers are supporting and you can email them for any queries you have regarding the app. 

Story Art: Insta Story Maker

Available on: iOS and Android

Pricing: Free. Paid plans available

A new app that’s available on both iOS and Android, the app does provide several elegant templates to create beautiful Instagram stories. If you’re a frequent user, you can upgrade to their paid monthly plans starting at $2.99. 

Features of this app:

  • More than 2000+ templates and 70+ themes to choose from including vibrant themes like retro and basic like marble. 
  • Add border, logos, and icons to your stories to add more meaning to them. 
  • With the video editor, you can edit your videos like change the video speed or trim the video.
  • Images can be also cropped, resized, zoomed, depending on the style you want. 
  • Directly share the edited photo/video from the app to your Instagram story. 

You can download the app for free and try the free version to see if it’s perfect for you. You can continue to use the free version or upgrade to the paid app as per the usage. 

Mojo: Insta Story Editor

Available on: iOS and Android

Pricing: Free. Paid plans available

With more than 12k reviews on the Play Store, Mojo is the perfect app to customize your Instagram stories exactly as you need. The app allows you to create animated stories that are fun and interesting.

Features of this app:

  • More than 50+ animated templates to create Instagram stories like never before. Each animated template is 100% customizable allowing you to create stories that reflect your brand.
  • The text styles in Mojo are also animated allowing the text to fit well with your photos and videos. 
  • Curate music tracks for your stories. Perfect for countries where Instagram music isn’t available yet. 
  • Resize in one tap and publish directly from the app to your Instagram story. 

Mojo is a very popular app to create Instagram stories and is a must-try app for anyone looking to try something different. 

StoryChic – Stories Editor

Available on: iOS and Android

Pricing: Free. Paid plans available

StoryChic is a well-known Instagram story maker with more than 32k positive reviews on the Play Store and more than 5k reviews on the App Store. The app is used by social media influencers and marketers to create stunning stories. 

Features of this app:

  • Supporting both photos and videos, this app has special animated templates for both photos and videos. The MV video templates allow you to turn your videos into professional video clips. 
  • More than 500+ templates, 50+ themes, and 40+ fonts to choose from.
  • The photos can be blurred if required and the story can be downloaded in high-quality. 
  • Premium templates are available for a free trial so you can be sure before you purchase. 

The app is very smooth to use and should be tried by those who love to add videos to their stories. 

Create Fantastic Instagram Stories

With the app above, you can immediately start creating amazing Instagram stories within seconds. So, go ahead, and try these apps, and let us know your favorite app from the list in the comments below.