Adding text to your stories

You can add and customize text on your story pages to give them a distinct feel or new look. Layer text boxes over images and videos in your stories, or create a story page that's text-only.

Add text

To add text to a story:

  1. Tap the pencil icon, then tap Text Box.
  2. Double-tap the text box to add or edit the text.
  3. To select a different font, tap the icon.
  4. To format the text, tap the B icon.
  5. To adjust size and spacing of the text, tap the aa icon.
  6. To change the color of the text, tap the paint drop icon.
  7. To add a background color behind the text, tap the A icon.

Each text box has its own formatting and styling options.

Move and resize text

To move or resize a Text Box:

  1. Tap the Text Box once.
  2. To move the text, use one finger to hold and drag the Text Box around the screen.
  3. To resize or rotate the text, use two fingers to stretch, shrink, or rotate the Text Box in place.

Available fonts

You can use these fonts on your stories:

  • Amiri
  • Bebas
  • Canela
  • Cinzel
  • Crimson
  • Forum
  • Montserrat
  • Northwell
  • Permanent
  • Playfair
  • Remlig
  • Roboto
  • Rustico
  • Syne

More fonts are available if you subscribe to Unfold Plus:

  • Albra
  • Amatic
  • Apfel
  • ArcaMajora
  • Austin
  • Backhouse
  • Barcode
  • Blackletter
  • Brunel
  • Caslon
  • Comorant
  • Cononat
  • Corben
  • Cygnito
  • Druk
  • El Hidrant
  • Gaegu
  • Gilmer
  • Gothic A1
  • Grace
  • Grafik
  • Great Vibes
  • Hand
  • Horizon
  • Impact
  • Maleah
  • Marvelous
  • Master
  • Mattone
  • Platform

Some characters aren't supported by the fonts offered through Unfold. Unfold Pro users can upload custom fonts.

While Unfold's available fonts provide a distinct look and feel for social media stories, they aren't licensed for commercial branding. In other words, you can't trademark a logo for your business that you created in Unfold, using Unfold fonts.

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