Designing Instagram Stories templates in Canva is an easy and rewarding tool to add to your social media marketing. Instagram Stories offer businesses a great opportunity to grow brand awareness and reach a higher number of people by taking advantage of one of the fastest-growing social networks. Audiences feel more involved with your company and you are able to build up a buzz and create a fun “behind the scenes” glimpse into your business. Below are a few ways you can use this feature to your advantage:

Post Inspiration For Your Instagram Stories

  • Business announcements
  • Service/Product launches
  • Unboxing of products
  • Patient Education
  • Behind-the-scenes peeks
  • Product demos


Once you have a topic in mind, you are going to want to create a great visual to share in your Instagram Story. Canva is an amazing tool that any business owner can easily use to create beautiful designs for their social media marketing. Below we will teach you how you can quickly design Instagram Stories templates in Canva, and how to save it as a template for future use.

8 Easy Steps To Design Your Instagram Stories Templates In Canva

Log into your Canva account on a desktop, then choose the “create a design” option.

Select “Use Custom dimensions” and enter “1080 x 1920” pixels for your dimensions.

Design your Instagram story from scratch (or you can browse Canva’s library of pre-made free and for purchase templates).

Name and save your design as a template (this will make it available to tweak and create future stories in Canva).

When you are finished with your design, download it to your computer and then transfer to your phone or tablet.

Open up your IG story template inside of Instagram Stories.

Add any additional text or designs available in the Stories editor.

Post your story!


With a few easy steps you can create Instagram Stories templates in Canva that help you stay current with your followers and keep them coming back for more. And to get you started on the right foot, we have created a free template just for you. Grab yours below!

Snag Your Free Instagram Stories Template For Canva

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Until next time,

Team Soiree