Instagram recently launched Type mode in Stories, allowing users to share Story posts containing just text, without pictures or videos. With the launch of Type mode, several new font styles also became available for use in Stories’ other modes. Our guide will show you how to switch between font styles in your Stories posts.
Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.
Step 1: Once you’ve taken a new photo or video (or imported one from your camera roll), tap the Aa button in the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Type your desired text.
Step 3: By default, the text will be in the “Classic” font style. Tap the font name at the top of the screen to switch between the four new font types: Modern, Neon, Typewriter and Strong.
Step 4 (optional): Once you’ve selected a font style, you can change the text’s color by tapping one of the colorful circles above the keyboard. If your text element contains more than one word, you can change the color of each word by tapping and holding on a word to highlight it before tapping one of the colorful circles.
Next, if you’re using the Classic, Typewriter or Strong fonts, you have the option to give individual words or complete phrases a colorful highlight. To do so, tap the “A” button near the top-left corner of the screen. You can then select the highlight’s color by tapping one of the colorful circles above the keyboard.
Finally, if you’re using either the Classic or Typewriter font, you can change the text’s alignment (choosing from left, right and center) by tapping the alignment button in the top-left corner of the screen.
Remember: You can add more than one text element to a single post, and they can each be edited separately, to have a different font style, text color and so on.