In our last blog, we covered what to search to find the best and most unique Instagram stories stickers. But did you know that you can also create custom fonts for your Instagram stories? I was left wondering how exactly other Instagram users posted such unique stories with fonts I had never seen before. So, I decided to do some research. And there is infact a way an easy way to type in custom fonts. Want to know how? Keep reading.


In my opinion, this app is probably your best option if you are really trying to make your Instagram stories unique and personalized. Phonto is a free app. From my research, Phonto definitely has the widest array of fonts to choose from, with over 400 different options. You even have to option to install your own custom fonts. Within the app, you can customize text size, color, gradient, line spacing, etc.

To use this app:

  1. Open the app and upload the photo you want to post to you story.
  2. Tap the “add text” option that will appear over the photo and type your desired text.
  3. Choose your font, text color, and add a background to your text.
  4. Save your photo, open the Instagram app, and post to your story.

Like I mentioned, you also have the option to upload your own font if the ones offered on the app don’t work for you! There are many different places on the Internet where you can download free, unique fonts. For this example, I used

To upload your own font:

  1. On your iPhone or smart device, head over to any website with free downloadable fonts.
  2. Go through and choose and download the font you desire.
  3. Download the font and open your downloads folder.
  4. Open the folder and tap “Copy to Phonto.”
  5. This will direct you to the Phonto app. Tap “Install”.

Now your font will be uploaded to Phonto. It won’t be listed with Phonto’s fonts, but in it’s own section called “My Fonts.” Once you upload a font, it will be saved on the app until you remove it. So this is a one time process if you really like a certain font and want to routinely use it in your Instagram stories.

Here are two other options you have:


Fonts is available for download on any smart device. This app essentially gives you a whole new keyboard to type from when posting Instagram stories. The actual keyboard shows the different styles of fonts. Whereas on Instagram, you change the fonts after you type. This app does have a one time $9.99 fee to access the exclusive fonts, so it may not be your best option if you are just exploring and don’t want to spend money.

2. Typorama

Typorama is another free option (like Phonto). The main difference between Fonts and Typorama is that Fonts lets you edit right on the Instagram app, whereas Typorama is a completely separate app. On this one, you will have to edit your story, save it, and then upload to Instagram.

To Use This App:

1.Choose your photo and how you want to use it. (For this purpose we will use Instagram Story.)

2.Then choose from the styles and colors that you want to type in.

3. Edit your photo and share to story


Sometimes, the fonts offered within the Instagram stories feature get a little boring and overused. These apps can most definetly separate your Instagram stories from the rest. Leave people wondering how you used fonts that are not available on the Instagram stories features.

Let us know if any of these tips were useful to you! Feel free to contact us.