Over, Unfold, and SparkPost are the best Instagram story editing apps. Most of them allow you to have a trial period of a week, so try each one out and have some fun. Cancel and delete the app if you don't find them useful because there are plenty of fish in the app Sea.
In order to use more colors than provided, simply hold down any of the colors and a hidden color palette will reveal itself.
Color of Text
Changing the color and using the color picker for your text makes your Story more cohesive. Certain fonts will be able to have a solid background or a transparent background and some will not. So, play around and see what works for you.
Color of Background
You can find a virtual fill tool by pressing down with your finger while in the draw settings. Between the three different options, the marker fills with an 100% opacity while the highlighter fills with about 50%. There's also an option to erase where there is fill with the erase tool. These are all located at the top of the panel.
Changing the color and background of each letter can add a fun element to your Story.
Writing and Fonts
Using your handwriting with a mix of the Instagram Story fonts can instantly make your story more personal and unique.
Doubling up your text can mimic a drop shadow effect. It's another helpful way to make your text pop! Try it with no-fill text and filled background text. Both render fun results.
This is an authentic option to share important information in a creative way. You can also utilize letter, symbols, and other fonts for interesting patterns.
If you copy an image from your Photo Album, you'll be able to paste it as a sticker in your Instagram Stories. You can do more than one and when you tap the image, it flips.
Using Hashtags in your stories can get you some major engagement but sometimes the look of a hashtag can throw even the most attentive eye off. So, in order to hide a hashtag simply minimize the type to the smallest it can go and swipe it away from the screen. You can also hide them behind a sticker or another word.
In an effort to respond to more questions than one, you can add a question to your background, screenshot it, and add another question with that screenshot, and do that as many times as you see necessary.
The ImgPlay App will be extremely helpful with creating moving 15-second Stories from screenshots like the one above. Using multiple images in one 15-second Story can catch the eye.
I hope these tips and tricks are helpful. They aren't the most complicated or expert level but they will definitely level up any basic information. The only way you'll really know how to use these to your full advantage is to just try, so go and have some fun.