Set your Instagram Stories apart by using Canva's stylish templates and easy design tools. Best of all, it’s free!

Stories with style

Go beyond the constraints of plain old video and still photos. Get gorgeous Instagram Stories that showcase your personal style.

Canva’s Instagram Story maker allows you to choose from thousands of templates to add color, flair and personality to your posts.

How to make Instagram Stories

  1. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
  2. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  3. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  4. Save and share.

Add video to bring your stories to life

Create dynamic Instagram Stories by uploading and adding videos to your favorite templates. With Canva’s templates, even the most candid video can get the curated look. Use your iOS or Android device to film your story, then open the Canva app to take it from plain to polished.

On-brand Instagram Stories for your business

You don’t need a graphic designer to create cohesive, on-brand Instagram Stories. Add your logo and your brand’s colors and keep the same layout across a series of stories. Get the right aesthetic for your posts to attract the audience you deserve.

Get the influencer look

Ever wondered how influencers make their Stories look so professional? They’re not taking a photo and immediately uploading it to Instagram. They’re using templates. Borders, filters, texts and backgrounds—templates open up a whole new world of possibilities for your Stories.

Boost your engagement

Want more likes, comments and followers? Beautiful Instagram Stories should be a key part of your strategy. Use a template from Canva’s Instagram Story editor and the comments will start rolling in—from “How did you make that?!” to compliments on your design skills.


Is Canva available for mobile devices?

Yes! Download our iPhone and iPad apps from the App Store or our Android app from Google Play to design from the office, home or on the go. Otherwise, head to to create designs on the web without downloading or installing anything.

There are watermarks on my Instagram Story design; how can I remove them?

Watermarks are used to brand or to protect paid images that are owned by the photographer. After creating your design in Canva, simply click the Download button and choose to export your design as an image or PDF.

As this point you will be prompted to pay for any images within your design. Once you do, your image or PDF will download straight to your computer without the watermarks.

How can I add branding to my design?

If you’re handling social media for a business or organization, it’s important to ensure that all your posts are on-brand and easily recognizable.

You can achieve this by uploading your logo, using your brand color palette and being consistent with fonts. To upload your logo, click on the Uploads tab in your object panel, select the Uploads folder, and click on the green Upload your own images button. Select any PNG, JPEG or SVG file you wish to upload from your computer.

Uploaded images are automatically saved inside your Uploads folder, ready to be used in other designs.