Do you want to be able to create animated video content for Instagram Stories? For fashion and lifestyle businesses, scrolling through the details for a new product is a great idea. For service-based businesses like PR agencies, why not recorded your screen to showcase a client case study, or educate and support your followers and record a tutorial (just like this one!) to add value.
It’s way easier than it looks, and today I’m sharing exactly how you can do it!
This specific tutorial will be geared toward iPhone users, but fear not, non-iPhone friends: with a few slight variations, you should be able to create screen recordings, too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
• YOUR IPHONE
• RECORD IT! FREE APP
• A WEBPAGE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO RECORD
Ready to dive in and learn how you can start recording your own screen ASAP? Here are the steps you need to take:
1. DOWNLOAD RECORD IT! AND ENABLE RECORDING SETTINGS
Once you download Record It!, follow the below steps to enable the recorder to easily pop up in your iPhone’s Control Panel.
2. RECORD YOUR VIDEO
Pull up the specific screen that you’d like to record (in this example, I’ve pulled up a past blog post). Next, swipe into your iPhone’s Control Panel and press the Record It! record button. You’ll have three seconds to get back into the screen you’d like to record. From there, scroll away and record! When you’re finished, tap into the red timed portion of your screen and select “stop.”
3. EDIT AND POST YOUR VIDEO
And now you’re almost done! Your video will automatically save to your camera roll, so go in and make sure that it’s exactly as you’d like it and trim down if needed. From there, you can post awesome vertical video clips to your Instagram Story that will stop your audience in their scroll and catch their attention.
Lindsay Scholz is a brand designer and social media strategist at Lindsay Scholz LLC, where she helps creatives and small businesses establish a purposeful digital presence. Prior to venturing into small business ownership, Lindsay held various roles in PR, advertising and social media with notable companies like national footwear corporation Caleres, Inc. and J. Walter Thompson Atlanta, where her expertise and work in digital marketing was featured by the likes of USA Today, Fast Company and Huffington Post Live. Lindsay currently resides in St. Louis, MO with her husband and two dogs, Brooke and River.
A version of this post originally appeared on LindsaySholz.com.