If you love Instagram, then you need to download the app Planoly. This app is one of the most popular planning tools for Instagram posts and continues to grow and develop its offerings. With a 4.7 star rating on the Apple app store, it definitely lives up to the hype.Planoly includes features such as planning visuals, discovering content, scheduling posts, analysing analytics, managing comments, auto posting and drafting grids. In addition to all this, they have just released a brand-new feature for the app - creating and customising Instagram stories on StoriesEdit!
Instagram Stories have been extremely popular since they were introduced in 2016, and have exponentially grown amongst brands and users. There are now approximately 500 million daily Instagram Story users, which is half of Instagram’s1 billion total user count- wow! On average people spend 28 minuteson the app, with about7 minutes spent viewing stories, making it important to make the most of targeting that 40%. For influencers this can be extremely beneficial to increase growth and engagement so it needs to be taken advantage of. Here’s how Planoly can help…
Available on Apple, Android and desktop, this handy app can help you design your Instagram Stories. The design feature of the app offers beautiful templates, text and customisation options to make the most aesthetically pleasing and engaging stories you can! In 5 easy steps you can create aesthetics to match your brand:
- Choose the template
- Add your image
- Customise by adding text with the option to edit font, size, alignment, spacing, height and colour
- Include shapes and change background colours
- Save and post!
People often forget that Instagram stories are ‘discoverable’. This means that people who don’t follow you can see your stories which is an excellent way to branch out and gain new followers. Moreover, the ‘exclusivity’ of stories is surprisingly enticing. Because the stories don’t last forever (unlike posts) it makes the viewer feel like they are part of something bigger, especially if you are announcing something special. Planolyhas created a series of tutorials on their website about how to use the app and its new feature for specific kinds of influencers e.g. beauty or fashion. This is super handy and leaves no excuse to not up your story game. The app is becoming more popular day by day and is one The Blogger Programme highly recommend you should be using if you want to utilise this Instagram feature to the max. Happy designing!