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15 Ways To Reach Peak Creativity On Instagram Stories

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    I'll admit it: I wasn't crazy about Instagram Stories when they launched in August. They looked like a Snapchat copycat — and not a very good one at that. Where was the dog face? The geotags? The option to set up a birthday filter?

    For an app that I've always loved for its creativity and viewed as an artistic hub, Instagram was letting me down. I thought Stories would have a brief surge and then fizzle out, relegated to the land of tech failures.

    But as an increasing numbers of people (100 million daily to date) jumped on board, I realized that maybe Instagram Stories really was a complement to Snapchat, and not a replacement. I stopped comparing them so much and dove in headfirst, determined to master the platform. Here, 15 tips and tricks for turning any Instagram Story into thing of beauty — or, at the very least, one of many artfully drawn thought bubbles and color blocks.

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