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20 Top Instagram Stories Video Templates (5 Free) for After Effects

Make Instagram Stories using templates for After Effects that look great—and help you engage with your audience; We've gathered together a few of our favourite free and paid Instagram templates especially designed for vertical video. These Instagram Stories templates are a mix from Envato Elements, Envato Market and Mixkit, so there's something for everyone!

Note, this article is frequently updated by Envato Tuts+ staff to include recent and notable selections.

7 Top After Effects Instagram Stories Templates from Envato Elements

Envato Elements is the go-to when you need vertical Instagram Stories templates. Elements has a great offer: you get unlimited downloads and access to the full Envato Elements digital asset library for the price of a monthly subscription. That's everything from After Effects templates, stock video, premium fonts, and more, all without download caps! Create, design, and experiment to your heart's content.

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Now let's dive in and have a look at just a few of the best After Effects Instagram Stories templates that you can find on Envato Elements.

1. Food Instagram Stories

Mix it up with different backgrounds, titles, icons and ‘swipe up’ graphics with Food Instagram Stories for Adobe After Effects. Just drag and drop your choices into the template to create unique food-based Stories every time.

2. Instagram Stories

15 high-quality, animated templates for your Instagram Stories. Just add your photo, video footage, and text – it’s quick and easy. Links to the fonts are included in the download.

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Instagram Stories from Envato Elements

3. Sports Instagram Stories

Sports Instagram Stories has 25 bold, high-energy templates for your sport brand. With glitch and dynamic shape animations, there’s a definite ‘tech’ feel to this style.

4. Instagram Stories

32 different designs are included in this Instagram Stories pack for After Effects. You won’t need any plugins and the fonts used in the examples are free to download.

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Instagram Stories from Envato Elements

5. Instagram Stories Pack

A modern set of 20 Stories templates, this pack is easy to use and works with either photo or video. It has full colour control and customisation so you can adjust it to suit your brand.

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Instagram Stories Pack from Envato Elements

6. Instagram Stories

Show off your awesome content with these well-designed Instagram Stories, with 195 designs in three sizes, including vertical video for Stories.

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Instagram Stories from Envato Elements

7. Instagram Stories—Partnership

With six unique illustrations and full colour control, this pack of Instagram Stories templates is perfect for a range of projects.

8 Top After Effects Instagram Stories Templates from VideoHive in 2021

The Envato Elements offer is great if you need digital assets for creative projects regularly. But if you just need to make a single purchase, head over to VideoHive.

You can buy the Instagram Stories template that you need without any commitment. Just find the template that works for you and make your purchase.

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I've found eight After Effects Instagram Stories templates that you can use to make a splash on your page.

1. Vibrant Instagram Stories

Here's a fun purchase if you're looking for something striking in your After Effects Instagram Stories. This download makes it easy with 12 unique Stories to choose from. That means you can save your time without needing to hunt for additional plugins and resources.

2. Büro - Instagram Stories

When you get the Büro Instagram Stories template, you're getting access to 127 shots that you can make your own in After Effects. It includes a fashionable design and easy to use controls with a fast render time. Büro will help you take your Instagram game to the next level. 

3. Comics Instagram Stories

If your Instagram Stories aren't getting the buzz you'd like, then this comic-themed template is here to save the day. The six included templates have a modular structure for easy editing. It even includes free fonts!

4. Yoshi Instagram Stories

With 15 unique Stories to work with at 15 seconds each, who could say no to Yoshi? This pack includes some bold and eye-catching After Effects video templates that you can tweak and make your own. Your audience will be wowed by your full HD Instagram Stories.

5. Trendy Instagram Stories

This Instagram Stories template is as trendy as it gets for 2021. The included files let you create Stories that are vibrant, attractive, and tell a very special story. If you ever get stuck, you can use the included tutorial file so you can keep creating. 

6. Instagram Stories

This is a huge pack of Stories, posts, sound effects, transitions, typography and much, much more. In total there are almost 2000 elements, so you can keep your Instagram Stories and posts looking fresh.

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Instagram Stories from Envato Market

7. Fashion Instagram Stories

If you have a fashion brand, try these refined Instagram Stories templates. They’re stylish and smart, with 25 options and a free to use font.

8. Instagram Stories Branding Pack

Add images and videos with one click with this Stories pack for Instagram. You get 14 templates that are fully customizable and work without any plugins.

5 Free Instagram Stories Templates From Mixkit

If you're looking for some free Instagram Stories templates for After Effects, head over to Mixkit. I've grabbed five downloads from the platform that you should check out.

1. Inverted Instagram Stories Banner

Add a dynamic banner to your Instagram Stories with this After Effects download. It features angled text that you can customize with your promotions.

2. Frame Animation Story

This free After Effects download is both modern and animated. The movement frames your written and visual content well without being distracting.

3. Modern Minimal Story

Sometimes simplicity is best. This Instagram Stories template download is easy to use and features a minimal design. You can add your bold text, logo, and more.

4. 3D Box Heading

The square can be an interesting shape depending on what you do with it. This fresh template adds some fun motion to make it a top choice if you want a free Instagram Stories download.

5. Retro Video Story Box

This blast from the past fits in well with the 2021 design aesthetic. The vaporwave-inspired Instagram Stories download comes with a video box, heart icon, and tagline.

Tips

Here are our top tips to consider when you're creating your Instagram Stories:

  1. Be consistent—your style should be recognisably you, every time. Using templates can really help with this.
  2. Be concise—you've only got a short time to get your point across, so make the best use of that time that you can and keep your messages uncomplicated.
  3. Use hashtags—don't clutter your post with too many, keep them relevant to your potential audience.

More Great Instagram Video Resources From Envato

Download Free Vertical Video Footage From Mixkit

Need some awesome footage to use in your next Instagram Story? Try downloading free vertical stock video from Mixkit. For royalty-free videos that you can use in any project you like without paying a cent, it's the best source you'll find. Plus you can now download free After Effects Instagram Story templates too!

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Make an Animated Stories Video With Placeit

You don't need professional software to create visually-appealing videos, you can make them right in your browser: Placeit has a quick video maker that uses online templates.

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PlaceIt Instagram Stories Maker

Build an Instagram Website with Milkshake

Milkshake is an Instagram website maker. Milkshake will help you create a free website for your Instagram profile all on your phone, instantly. Show the world what you’re made of, and build a beautiful website for your Instagram fans and followers. Check out Milkshake.

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Read the Envato Video Marketing Guide

Boost your video marketing skills with our comprehensive guide: You'll learn video marketing from start to finish, so that whether you're a novice or a pro, you'll gain useful skills to improve your next video.

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Continuing Instagram Inspiration and Education With Tuts+

Keep learning about Instagram and video here on Envato Tuts+:

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