18 Must-Have Apps and Hacks to Take Your Instagram Stories to the Next Level
Once upon a time, we spent our spare time scrolling through Instagram, liking and commenting on pictures of food, puppies and . . . well, more puppies, but not anymore. Now, all our Instagram time is spent tapping our way through Instagram Stories, the younger, fresher cousin to the Instagram photo feed. It might have taken us all a little while to get used to this Snapchat-style addition to the app, but now around 400 million of us use it every day to share our lives.
With Instagram's algorithm change and shadow banning rumors, Stories has become much more than just a fun video platform for some. For influencers, it became the main way to get more followers, connect with their audiences, and share new exciting content in a really simple way. With the rise in popularity of the format, new apps are being released constantly that promise to help your stories stand out. If 2019 is the year you want to become the next big influencer (or you just want to show off your new buys to your Insta friends), then let us guide you. We've compiled some of the best apps and hacks that will help you up your Instagram game and get your story views through the roof.