How to Copy-Paste Photos to Instagram Story on Android

How to Copy-Paste Photos to Instagram Story on Android

You’re most likely stuck at your home due to the whole country’s enhanced community quarantine, and you’ll probably be spending a lot of your time scrolling through your social media accounts — specifically Instagram.

So, you got a notification on your phone because someone mentioned you in their IG story with those weird overlapping photos — since there’s nothing much to do, you want to know what the fuzz is about. You see it, and you want in!

However, joining this trend would be an easy step for those who are on iOS, since you can just copy a photo from your camera roll then paste it to your story, but if you’re an Android user, it’s easier said than done.

Some Android smartphones don’t let you copy and paste a photo on IG story, but we found a rather odd way to make that thing work. Also, keep reading till the end as we have a bonus for you Samsung users.

Step 1

Head over to the Google PlayStore, download ‘Swiftkey
Do note that some devices already have this pre-installed. If so, head over to the 3rd Step.

Step 2

Open the app, and set  ‘Swiftkey’ as your default keyboard.

Step 3

Now head over to Instagram, swipe right to create a story, and tap on the camera icon on the top left corner.
At this point, you can either take a photo on the spot or you can opt to choose a photo from your gallery.

Step 4

To add a photo on top, tap the Text icon. Then, on your ‘Swiftkey’ keyboard, tap the emoji icon, then select the ‘pin’ icon on the lower right corner your screen, alongside the emoji, GIF, and sticker.


Step 5

You’ll see a camera icon on the top right corner of your keyboard, tap that, then it will show you your gallery. Choose the photo you want to add then tap the ‘send’ icon on the lower right corner, and the picture that you have picked should appear on top of your main photo. You are now free to move it around and resize it as you please.

Note: You can only access photos from your main photo album or your Camera roll.

For Samsung users

If you’re on Samsung, you don’t need to download ‘Swiftkey’ anymore, as you can do this using your native keyboard.

Step 1

Head over to Instagram, swipe right to create a story, then choose or take a photo.

Step 2

Then, go to your gallery and find the photo you want to paste on your story.

Step 3

Take a screenshot of that photo, then crop out the excess black parts on your screenshot.

Step 4

Head back to Instagram. After that, tap on the text icon. Now your keyboard will pop-up. On the right side of your keyboard, tap the 3 dot icon, then tap Clipboard, and select the photo you want to paste.

You can add as many photos as you want by repeating the same step.

And that’s it! Now, Android users out where need not worry if you want to be part of the copy-paste trend on Instagram stories. If you have another method, don’t hesitate to share it in the comments below.

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