Wait, Don, what’s Instagram? Go here to find out at Instagram for your farm. Then come back to this story.
Instagram Stories is simply just a way to add multiple photos/videos together to make a story. But here are three reasons I think you should be using it along with a quick tutorial.
1. It’s hot right now. Things don’t last too long in internet land and right now people are checking out the new feature. There are very few people posting a lot of Instagram Stories so you have a fighting chance to be up at the top of everyone’s feeds (that follow you).
2. It’s really simple to use and has almost all the same features as Snapchat without the confusion of Snapchat’s interface.
So how do you use it?
Click on the + sign at the top left.
The big button in the bottom is for photos and video – just click once for a photo and hold for video.
Once you are finished with the photo/video, it will let you edit the screen by writing with the pen, marker or glowing marker. Or you can add text and then move it around or make it larger/smaller by pinching and pulling the text.
After you finished adding text or doodles, then you can cancel or save (down arrow) or use the Check Box to add to your 24 hour story.
Easy as pie.
3. Stories don’t last forever on it (only 24 hours) so you can have fun and tell a quick story about the farm. Here’s some farms doing so cool stuff with it.
Now you can exclude some people from seeing your stories.
Unfortunately you can’t like Stories yet but you can message people direct through Instagram and give them some love that way.
If you go to the three little dots as the bottom, you can do some cool things there as well.
You can Delete, Save Video, Share as Post or go into Story Settings.
Once there, you can Hide the Story from people or allow message replies from Everyone, People You Follow, or turn it Off.
Have fun using it and let me know if you have any questions. You can hit up at don.schindler at dairy.org or use Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.