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How to Customize Reposted Tweets in Instagram Stories


Adding tweets to your Instagram Story is a great way to repurpose content, whether it’s sourced from your own channels or UGC. Unfortunately, the default & muted backgrounds in Instagram won’t really let your content shine, or make it look on brand.

There’s a quick and easy way to add custom backgrounds to these stories in Instagram. Not only will this introduce more brand consistency, but it make your shared content much more engaging to followers. This can not only be used for tweets that are reposted, but even Instagram posts & stories that are reposted too (check out that How To guide here).

Here’s how to do it:

  1. On the tweet in Twitter, tap the Share icon and then ‘Instagram Stories’.
  2. Once you are in the Instagram Stories editor, then open your Slate app.
  3. In Slate, find the background you’d like to use in the backgrounds drawer*
  4. Once you see the background in the backgrounds drawer, long press (tap and hold the background in the drawer for 2 seconds)  in order to copy the background to your phone’s clipboard.
  5. Now switch back to your Instagram app and you’ll see an ‘Add Sticker’ option pop up with the background you just copied.
  6. Simply tap ‘Add Sticker’ and your custom background will drop into Instagram as a sticker for you to reposition. Once the background is in place you can add native @handles, #hashtags, and more.

When adding a background to your Slate app you’ll want to design the background with an empty space. Feel free to download this Photoshop template to easily create a background in seconds, or email if you need help!

Also, if the ‘Add sticker’ pop up goes away before you get a chance to tap it, you can also paste anything copied to your phone’s clipboard using the Instagram text field. Tap to bring up the text functionality. Instead of typing, long press to bring up the “Paste” option. Hit Paste and your background will drop into your Instagram Story.

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