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How to change your camera tools setting on Instagram

Your guide to Instagram camera tools
By Elena Cavender  on 
Instagram icon.
How to access Camera Tools. Credit: Mashable / Bob Al-Greene

Looking to up your Instagram Story game? Camera Tools are a good place to start.

If you don't know what Camera Tools are or if you are looking to change the position of camera tools, you've home to the right place. We've got all your questions surrounding camera tools covered.

What are Instagram Camera Tools?

Instagram camera tools are the toolbar options that pop up when you go to post an Instagram Story. The toolbar is made up of different functions that can help you post different types of Instagram Stories. It includes the Create mode, Boomerang, Layout, Hands-Free, Multi-Capture, and Level.

How to access Instagram camera tools:

1. Open Instagram

2. Tap on your profile picture in the upper left corner

3. Tap "Camera"

Screenshot of Instagram
Tap Camera to access Camera Tools. Credit: Screenshot / Instagram

4. The camera tools are found on the left side of the screen.

5. Tap the arrow to see the full list of Camera Tools

Screenshot of Instagram Camera Tools.
Tap the arrow to see the full list of Camera Tools. Credit: Screenshot / Instagram

When you tap the arrow the full list of Camera Tools will be revealed.

Screenshot of Instagram's Camera Tools.
The full list of Camera Tools includes Hands-Free, Multi-Capture, and Level. Credit: Screenshot / Instagram

How to change the position of Instagram camera tools:

The camera toolbar is automatically on the left hand side of your screen, but you can change it to the right hand side of the screen in settings.

1. Tap the gear in the upper right corner of the Instagram Story screen

Screenshot of Instagram's Camera Tools.
Tap the gear to access Instagram Story settings. Credit: Screenshot / Instagram

2. Locate "Camera Tools"

3. Tap the white circle next to "Right Side"

Screenshot of Instagram Story settings
Tap the white circle to change the orientation of Camera Tools. Credit: Screenshot / Instagram

The blue circle next to Right Side indicates that Camera Tools will be on that side of the screen.

Screenshot of Instagram Story settings
The blue circle indicates the orientation of the Camera Tools toolbar. Credit: Screenshot / Instagram

4. Select "Done" in the upper right hand corner

Screenshot of Instagram Story settings
Select Done. Credit: Screenshot / Instagram

There you have it!


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