Create Instagram Stories with Zapier

Produce engaging videos and images to promote your products and services, or share tips, quotes, facts, and more. Simply set up a Zap with any of the 5,000 supported apps and let it automatically generate Instagram Stories for you.
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How to Create Instagram Stories using Zapier?

With Creatomate's Zapier integration, you can quickly and easily set up an automated workflow to generate Instagram Stories. The process is simple: just create a design for your stories, then use text, images, and video clips from any data source to generate tons of variants.

Create an Instagram Story template

The first step in automating Instagram Stories is to create a template. This template serves as the design for your visuals. Within your template, you can set up placeholder elements such as text and media, which will automatically be replaced with other content.

Instagram Stories, whether photo or video posts, require a vertical format with a 9:16 aspect ratio. While there are many ready-made templates available, you may prefer to design your own. You can do this in the online template editor, which offers the flexibility to create designs that perfectly align with Instagram's style and meet your specific needs.

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Set up a Zapier workflow

Every Zap starts with a trigger, followed by one or more actions. For example, think of new records in Airtable, files in Google Drive, or products in Shopify. You can then use data from these apps to populate the placeholder elements in your template.

To create Instagram Stories, add the Creatomate app with the Create Single Render event to your Zap. Then, choose your template from step 1 and map the data you want to use in your stories.

Automatically generate Instagram Stories

After creating your stories, the next step is to share them on Instagram. While there's an Instagram for Business integration available in Zapier, it doesn't support posting stories. Fortunately, there are alternative methods.

For instance, you can upload your stories to Google Drive and manually post them on Instagram whenever you want. Check out this tutorial on uploading Creatomate videos to a Google Drive folder. Alternatively, you can use a social media management app like SocialBee to schedule and post Instagram Stories. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on setting up such a workflow.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I post Instagram Stories directly through Zapier?

Unfortunately, that's not possible with Zapier's Instagram for Business integration. However, there are some other options. For example, you can send your stories to other apps like Google Drive and manually post them to Instagram. And if you want a fully automated approach, consider using a social media management tool like SocialBee. Check out our tutorials for using Google Drive and SocialBee.

How can I create Instagram Stories using Zapier?

Creating Instagram Stories using Zapier is easy with a video and image automation platform like Creatomate. It all starts with a template, which serves as the design for all your stories. Then, set up a Zap with the apps you already use and populate your template with the text and media you want to include in your stories. Check out this tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

What types of Instagram Stories can I create with Zapier?

You can create almost any type of Instagram Stories, as long as the design fits within a template. Think of videos and images to promote products, showcase property listings, share AI-generated tips, facts, quotes, and more.

How long does it take to set up?

You can build a Zapier workflow for generating Instagram Stories in just 10 minutes. To get started right away, check out this tutorial.

What's the best tool for creating Instagram Stories with Zapier?

We recommend Creatomate as the best solution for creating Instagram Stories with Zapier. Its template editor offers great flexibility to design your stories the way you want. Plus, its straightforward Zapier integration makes it easy to set up an automated workflow. If you want to compare Creatomate with other video generation tools, take a look at this article.

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