Instagram AI: Instagram has introduced an exciting feature that uses AI to jazz up your stories. Here’s how you can use it to create captivating backgrounds for your stories.
The Power of AI on Instagram
Crafting distinctive and engaging stories on Instagram can be a bit of a challenge due to its limited editing options. But, Instagram’s in-built AI feature, the “Backdrop”, is here to save the day!
The “Backdrop” feature enables you to modify the background of your Instagram stories with just a simple prompt. It was introduced recently, and you might not have noticed it as the button is somewhat hidden.
I discovered it by chance and decided to experiment with it. The outcome was remarkable – it was easy to use and delivered exactly what I was aiming for.
So, I’m certainly going to use it more frequently to enrich my Instagram stories. If you’re intrigued, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use it.
Step-by-Step Guide to Using Instagram’s AI Backdrop Feature
- Start the App: First, you need to log into Instagram on your mobile device. Please note that the “Backdrop” feature is only available on the Instagram app for iPhone and Android, not on the desktop version.
- Create a Story: From your Instagram homepage, swipe right or tap on your profile picture at the top left-hand corner to create a story. Then, pick the photo you want to share.
- Choose the Backdrop Icon: The Backdrop icon is located next to the text icon on the top banner. Tap on it and the feature will process your photo, automatically highlighting different areas. You can then choose which parts of the photo you want to retain for the new backdrop. For instance, I chose my puppy, his toy, and his adorable fluffy blanket.
- Input a Prompt: You can input a prompt in English for your desired background. It can be as detailed or as simple as you want. For example, I wanted a light pink background, so I typed in “baby pink background.”
- Post Your Story: After inputting your prompt, you can choose the best option or tap on the restart button to generate new results from the same prompt. If you want to adjust the prompt, you can tap on it to tweak it or type a new one. Once you’re happy with the results, hit next. Now, you can edit your new photo like any other, adding text, stickers, and music as you wish. Finally, share your enhanced photo with your followers and post it.