Why you need to be using hashtags on Instagram Stories – right now!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love talking about hashtags on Instagram. Hashtags are one of my favorite Insta topics! Keep reading to find out why!

Why you need to be using hashtags on your stories, Right now! My name is Monica Hill and I am an Instagram Strategist. In this article, you will learn why hashtags are so important in Instagram stories. These Instagram tips will give you the strategy you need through Instagram marketing. Read to learn how to use Instagram hashtags correctly. #instagram #monicahill #insta #ig #hashtag #socialmedia

So far I’ve been talking a lot about hashtags on Insta posts, but what about stories? Some people don’t even know you can use hashtags on Instagram stories. So I’m here to tell you not only that you can, but that you must!

If you need another reason, I once got more than 1000 views coming from one hashtag! 

I’m going to give you the details on everything hashtags on stories. Let’s start, shall we?

Hashtags on Instagram

Why you need to be using hashtags on Instagram Stories –
right now!

1- The Basics

You can use up to 10 stories on Instagram stories. I love specific hashtags for posts, but for stories, you can go a little more general.

For example: If I am  fashion blogger and on my post, I use the hashtag #nyblogger, on my stories, I can be more general and use #fashionblogger .

I’ve noticed the more general hashtags works best on Instagram stories.

2- Keep them ready on your notes.

Keep a list of hashtags you like to use often and have them ready to use on your Instagram posts and Insta stories. Some of my favorite online places to keep notes is Google Docs, Evernote, and Trello.

You don’t want to be scrambling to come up with new hashtags every time you post on stories – especially if, like me, you post more than 4x a day on stories! 

3- They are not guaranteed to work.

This is still a mystery with Instagram, but it’s not always that the hashtags on stories will work. I know it’s a bummer, but that doesn’t mean you should stop using them.

To give yourself a better success chance, make sure you use hashtags that are related to your stories and business niche.

4- Hide them!

Your stories look more polished if they are not busy with hashtags.

To hide them, just hold the hashtags you typed and bring them to the right side of your screen until they disappear. They are still there, only hidden! 

Hashtags don’t have to be super complicated. Start using them on your stories today.

I would LOVE to hear if these tips work for you so comment below let me know how they are working for you or tag me in your Insta story @iammonicahill!

To go a step further make sure to sign up for my Hack your Hashtags Course, where I go over everything hashtags and how they can make you gain up to 100 followers in 4 days – yep! Click here to check it out!


Monica Hill
Instagram Strategist + Instagram Coach

P.S. Don’t forget to read my other blog post about other Amazing Instagram to try in 2020 for more ways to grow your business with the gram.


Hi, I'm Monica Hill. I'm a fashion blogger- turned- mompreneur who loves to help women be a #bossbabe on Instagram!