How to make an Instagram Menu using Stories

Hey, Stephen here with yet another DIY Musician Guide video. In this video I’m going to talk about how you can make a menu in Instagram using Instagram Stories. I’ll show you a really good example by making a music menu item of Spotify linked Instagram stories for my band’s account.

You might have seen some Instagram accounts with menu items above their posts. Now there’s no menu creator option within Instgram itself but this is actually done by using Story Highlights.

It’s actually quite a simple little hack. If you’ve ever created Instagram Stories, all you basically have to do it choose to Highlight them and customise the Highlight itself. You can actually choose its cover as well as its name and that becomes the ‘menu’ item.

Take a look at the Menu I’ve made for my account (MrSteJ if you wanna follow me) to see how I’ve added Stories of all of these guides I’ve created.

If you’re unsure about any of that, don’t worry as I go through an example in the video above, from start to finish.

Conclusion

The great thing about this is that whenever we have a new release out I can just create the new story that helps promote it, and just add it to the Music Highlight.

Obviously you could come up with other options too, like Gigs, a gallery or merch. Let me know how you get on.



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