How to Shoutout in Instagram Story

If you’re an avid Instagram user, you’re probably already familiar with Instagram Stories. But have you tried using the “Create Mode” feature? In case you haven’t, it’s a template using presets designed to make your Instagram Stories more creative and eye-catching.

Now, with the latest update of Instagram, they have added a new option for Instagram Stories – shoutouts! It’s a great way to give a little love to other Instagram users without having to repost their content.

Here’s how to do it:

First, go to Create Mode, press the dice on the top right-hand corner, and choose the option that has nothing on it. You can put your own text on it, tag another user, and put both of your profile icons on it. Then, you can change the colors and move the items around to your liking.

This is a great way to do shoutouts inside of Instagram if they’re not about birthdays, anniversaries, or personal things. If you want to do shoutouts with the purpose of helping another page grow, this is how you would create a post like that.

When you’re ready, you can go ahead and share it to your story. When someone sees that, they can go ahead and click that profile icon or the add mention sign and they can jump into that and follow that page or do whatever it is that your call to action says.

Give it a try and see how it works for you! It’s a fun and easy way to show some love to your favorite Instagram users.


How do you give a shoutout?
To initiate a shoutout, type /shoutout followed by the name of the channel you wish to share with your viewers. For example, to give OtherStrimmer a shoutout, you'd type /shoutout OtherStrimmer . The shoutout chat command can only be used once every minute while your stream is live.
What do you say in a shoutout?
1 “The Big Winner” Every now and then, you get the big win. ... 2 “The Slow and Steady” While big wins deserve praise, so do the quiet, everyday tasks that fill up the majority of our office lives. ... 3 “The Quick Draw” ... 4 “Above and Beyond” ... 5 “Just Because”