What Size is an Instagram Story?

Instagram story updates are a great way to keep your followers in the loop with what’s going on, with users…

Instagram story updates are a great way to keep your followers in the loop with what’s going on, with users able to post videos and snapshots of their day – as it’s happening or looking back in hindsight.

An Instagram story fills the screen. It is best presented in a vertical configuration so that users can quickly make out your photo or footage as they scroll.

Here’s how to ensure your Instagram story always fits the screen with ease.

Taking a Photo on Instagram

The best way to ensure that your story photo is the perfect size for Instagram is to use the in-app story camera. This captures the photo on your screen and transfers it directly to the story editing screen, filling the screen seamlessly.

Creating an Image Off The App

If, however, you choose to create your images and updates away from the app – for example using a design tool like Canva – then it’s important to know the dimensions of an Instagram story.

An Instagram story is 1080px by 1920px, with an aspect ratio of 9:16.

Following these parameters will ensure that you create your story within a border of the right size, so that when you upload the image or video to Instagram, you don’t lose any of your design through cropping.