There is nothing worse than having your Instagram stories posted out of order. Especially when you know you did everything right.
In this article, we will show you how to fix this problem in the future. The quality content you create this way will be displayed in the order you want it to be.
Why is this happening?
There’s still a lot we don’t know about Instagram. Take the algorithm as an example. There are many theories about how it works, but no one can say for sure. Instagram likes to keep its little secrets and for now we can only guess.
As for your stories, there is no official explanation as to why this could happen. However, most users noted that this happens when you try to upload multiple stories at once. Add a bad Internet connection to the mix and your stories start loading in order and they don’t make any sense.
Do not despair. We have several solutions that can help you.
What should we do?
The simplest, yet most effective solution would be to upload only one story at a time. You don’t need to make long pauses between stories – a few seconds will suffice. Before uploading another story, make sure the first one has already been published.
We know this can seem like a time-consuming process, especially if you want to post a lot of stories. However, this is the safest way to make sure everything looks the way you want it to.
What about Videos?
Many users complain that this happens when they try to upload a video to their Instagram stories. As you know, individual stories cannot be longer than fifteen seconds. And you can’t say much in just fifteen seconds, so your videos are probably a bit longer.
Instagram breaks up longer videos and then uploads them one by one. Generally, there should be no confusion in the order of the stories. However, if the Internet connection is low, some episodes may take longer to load than others.
In this scenario, Instagram sometimes automatically uploads the uploaded videos without waiting for the others to load. As a result, you may have messed up videos that are hard to watch because they are out of order.
When it comes to videos, we recommend using one of the apps that can split your video into shorter segments. You can then upload each episode as a new story so Instagram doesn’t mess up.
Try Cut Story App
There are many apps that can help you edit and cut videos for your stories. We chose Cut Story for several reasons: It’s easy to use, has lots of options, and it’s free.
All you have to do is upload your video to the app and the app will cut it into smaller pieces. This app is made for Instagram users; so it will automatically cut your video into 15 second excerpts. If you want it to be shorter or longer, you can enter the desired length in the settings of the application.
It doesn’t matter how long your video is or its quality. The app is compatible with videos of any size and the quality of your video is not compromised.
While the name of the app clearly states what it’s made for, that’s not all. You can use this app to edit your videos, add music or text. As we said, it’s one of the easiest video editing apps out there, but the results are amazing.
When you’re done, you can post videos to Instagram directly from the Cut Story app. We promise to upload the stories in the correct order! But don’t worry if you don’t want to link this app to your Instagram account. All you have to do is save the videos to your phone’s gallery and upload them one by one to Instagram Stories.
How Do I Uncover My Story First?
If you want your story to appear first when your followers access your account, here’s what you need to do:
- Post stories regularly – Instagram’s algorithm recognizes frequent posters and will likely show your stories to more people.
- Create interactive stories – The algorithm also knows how much time other users are spending on your stories. The more time they spend watching your stories, the more Instagram shows them your content. The way to increase time is to make your stories interactive: surveys, quizzes, questions – anything that gets people actively involved.
Of course, there is no universal recipe for how to be the first on Instagram, but these tactics have helped many users and we hope they will help you too.
Fix it, Instagram!
Like other apps, Instagram isn’t perfect. Sometimes there are mistakes that we can’t explain. And while you wait for Instagram to fix all the issues, the tactics mentioned above are worth trying.
Do you know any other tips and tricks to fix Instagram stories? Let us know in the comments section below.