A React component for Instagram like stories.


'See more' and video playback added! Watch the demo below!


npm install --save react-insta-stories


import React, { Component } from 'react'

import Stories from 'react-insta-stories'

class App extends Component {
  render () {
    return (

const stories = [{ url: '', seeMore: <SeeMore />, header: { heading: 'Mohit Karekar', subheading: 'Posted 5h ago', profileImage: '' } }, { url: '', header: { heading: 'Mohit Karekar', subheading: 'Posted 32m ago', profileImage: '' } }, { url: '', header: { heading: 'mohitk05/react-insta-stories', subheading: 'Posted 32m ago', profileImage: '' } }, { url: '', type: 'video', duration: 1000 }, { url: '', type: 'video', seeMore: <SeeMore /> }, { url: '', type: 'video' }, '']


Property Type Default Description
stories [String/Object] required An array of image urls or array of story objects (options described below)
defaultInterval Number 1200 Milliseconds duration for which a story persists
loader Component 'Loading..' A loader component as a fallback until image loads from url
header Component Default header as in demo A header component which sits at the top of each story. It receives the header object from the story object. Data for header to be sent with each story object.
width Number 360 Width of the component in pixels
height Number 640 Height of the component in pixels
storyStyles Object none Override the default story styles mentioned below.

Story object

Instead of simple string url, a comprehensive 'story object' can also be passed in the stories array.

Property Description
url The url of the resource, be it image or video.
duration Optional. Duration for which a story should persist.
header Optional. Adds a header on the top. Object with heading, subheading and profileImage properties.
seeMore Optional. Adds a see more icon at the bottom of the story. On clicking, opens up this component.
type Optional. To distinguish a video story. type: 'video' is necessary for a video story.
styles Optional. Override the default story styles mentioned below.

Default story styles

Following are the default story content styles. Override them by providing your own style object with each story or a global override by using the storyStyles prop.

storyContent: {
    width: 'auto',
    maxWidth: '100%',
    maxHeight: '100%',
    margin: 'auto'