How to Use Instagram Story Filters on Camera Roll

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How to Use Instagram Story Filters on Camera Roll

Can You Use Instagram Story Filters on Photos Already Taken?

You can absolutely use photos you have already taken on your Instagram story. Instagram understands that you might have old pictures or have used other apps to take pictures. However, you may still want to post these pictures to your story on Instagram.

Maybe you went on vacation somewhere without a solid internet connection. Without an internet connection, you cannot use the camera on Instagram. So, you just used your phone’s camera to take pictures.

Now that you are home, you want to be able to share all the beautiful moments you captured with your friends. Thankfully, you can upload these photos onto your Instagram story. You can also do it in a couple of different ways.

One way is to upload each picture individually so that every image is on its own. Another option is to upload multiple photos onto one story.

Maybe you want to do one story for each day or have some shots that can be featured on the same slide.

How to Use Instagram Story Filters on Camera Roll

There are plenty of ways to edit and shape the photos so that they are uploaded how you want them. If you wish to upload an image that was already taken onto Instagram, follow these steps.

1. The first thing you will do is open up Instagram on any device that you are logged into.

2. Now, where you see your Story feed at the top of the screen, click on your profile picture with the plus sign.

3. A screen will now appear that shows your camera roll. You can select just one or click on Select at the top if you want to include multiple photos.

Go through and click on any images you wish to post to your story. If you have photos located elsewhere, take a screenshot of them, so they are in your camera roll.

4. Once you select the photos you want to upload, click on the black image with a camera icon in the middle. You will now be able to edit all of them.

5. When you select multiple, you can go through and edit them one by one but then post them all simultaneously. Swipe over on the photo to access the following picture once you are done editing it.

1. If you want to include multiple photos in one story, click on the black image with a camera icon in the middle.

2. Now, go to your camera roll and copy the photo you want on this story.

3. Next, paste it into your story.

4. Do this with as many photos as you want to include in one story.

5. Once you create your story, click on the white circle with a black arrow at the bottom. This will upload your story. You can choose to upload it to all of your followers or only your close friends.

If you want to upload videos you have previously saved on your camera roll, you can follow these same steps. You can also include as many videos as you want in one post or multiple stories.

Once you have finalized your story and uploaded it, you can add it to the highlights on your profile so your followers can see it after twenty-fours.

Stories only stay up on Instagram for twenty-four hours, so adding your story to your highlight is a great way to allow followers to see your vacation pics all the time. To add your story to a highlight, follow these steps.

1. The first thing you will do is open up Instagram on any device that you are logged into.

2. Now, click on your profile in the bottom right corner.

3. You will see a button with a plus sign below Edit Profile. Click on this button.

4. Select the stories you want to include in this highlight. There is no limit to how many you can add.

5. Once you are done, click on Next in the top right corner.

6. You can now add a name to the highlight and select a story as the picture or any picture in your camera roll.

7. To finish, click on Add in the top right corner.

Doing this will allow you always to see previously taken photos or videos you uploaded as a story. This feature is excellent and will enable you to share any image you have saved onto your device with all of your followers on Instagram.

How to Use Instagram Story Filters on Camera Roll

If you have a photo previously saved to your camera roll but want to put an Instagram story filter onto it, you can easily do so. Instagram offers some unique and free filters that you might like to be added to a photo of yours.

Once you add the Instagram story filter, you can save it to your camera roll so that you can post the picture with the filter on apps other than Instagram. If you want to do this, follow these steps.

1. The first thing you will do is open up Instagram on any device that you are logged into.

2. Now, where you see your Story feed at the top of the screen, click on your profile picture with the plus sign.

3. A screen will now appear that shows your camera roll. You can select just one or click on Select at the top if you want to include multiple photos.

4. Go through and click on any images you wish to edit with an Instagram story filter. If you have photos located elsewhere, take a screenshot of them, so they are in your camera roll.

5. Once you select the photos you want to add an Instagram story filter, click on the black image with a camera icon in the middle. You will now be able to edit all of them.

6. Now, swipe left or right on the photo. Each swipe will include a different filter, and you will see the filter’s name.

7. Once you find a filter that you want, click on the three dots in the top right of your screen. You will see a drop-down menu appear.

8. From the drop-down menu, click on Save. This will save the photo to your camera roll.

9. To go to the next photo to put an Instagram story filter onto it, click on the white circle with a black arrow at the bottom. This will bring you to the next photo.

10. Repeat steps 5-8 for all the photos you want to have an Instagram filter applied.

11. Now, you will have the edited version of your photo with an Instagram story filter on it and the untouched original photo. You can delete the unedited photo if you no longer want it.

12. If you want to post it to your story, click on the white circle with a black arrow at the bottom. This will upload your story. You can choose to upload it to all of your followers or only your close friends.

If you want a collage of your pictures to be edited with an Instagram story filter, you can also do that through the app. To create the said collage and include an Instagram story filter on it, follow these steps.

1. The first thing you will do is open up Instagram on any device that you are logged into.

2. Now, where you see your Story feed at the top of the screen, click on your profile picture with the plus sign.

3. A screen will now appear that shows your camera roll. Click on the black image with a camera icon in the middle.

4. Now, go to your camera roll and copy the photo you want on this story.

5. Next, paste it into your story.

6. Do this with as many photos as you want to include in one collage.

7. Now, swipe left or right on the photo. Each swipe will include a different filter, and you will see the filter’s name.

8. Once you find a filter that you want, click on the three dots in the top right of your screen. You will see a drop-down menu appear.

9. From the drop-down menu, click on Save. This will save the collage to your camera roll.

If you want to post it to your story, click on the white circle with a black arrow at the bottom. This will upload your story. You can choose to upload it to all of your followers or only your close friends.

Now you will have the collage or photos with an Instagram story filter applied to them so you can post them to any app you want or post them directly to your Instagram story.

Saving them places the edit right into your camera roll. You can even post it on Instagram as a post instead of a story. Instagram offers a great variety of filters that you get for free. Adding these story filters to your photos lets you edit them to your liking without having to download a separate app.

How to Put Instagram Filters on Videos From Camera Roll

If you have a video previously saved to your camera roll but want to put an Instagram filter onto it, you can easily do so. Instagram offers some unique and free filters that you might like to be added to a video of yours.

Once you add the Instagram filter, you can save it to your camera roll so you can post the video with the filter on apps other than Instagram. If you want to do this, follow these steps.

1. The first thing you will do is open up Instagram on any device that you are logged into.

2. Now, click on the icon of a square with an addition sign in the middle, located on the upper right side of your screen.

3. A drop-down menu will appear. Select Post from the menu.

4. A screen will now appear that shows your camera roll. You can choose just one video that you want to put a filter on, or you can click on the square button. This button is located directly above the camera roll to the right. Clicking this button will let you select up to ten videos.

5. Once you have picked all videos you want to edit or just the one, click on Next in the top right corner.

6. You can click on either Post or Reel from this screen, depending on what you want to upload to Instagram. It does not matter which option you select if you want to add a filter to your video but do not want to post it.

7. Now, at the bottom of the screen, you will see all of the filters Instagram offers. You can click through them until you find the one you want to add to your video. If you are using multiple videos, swipe over on the video to edit the next one.

8. Once you find a filter you want to use, click on Next in the top right corner.

9. Add a caption and whatever else you want to include on your post, and click on Share in the top right corner.

10. This will post your video with an Instagram filter to your account.

Now you will have the video with an Instagram filter applied so you can post

them to any app you want or post them directly to your Instagram account. Posting them places the edit right into your camera roll. You can even post it on Instagram as a story instead of a post. Instagram offers a great variety of filters that you get for free.

Adding these filters to your videos lets you edit them to your liking without having to download a separate app.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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