Instagram's new backdrop editor is the simplest AI image generator yet

Instagram AI backdrop editor
(Image credit: Meta)

With AI image generation bursting into the mainstream this year, it seemed inevitable that the tech would make its way into the standard editing tools on major social media platforms. Sure enough, Meta's Instagram has announced the launch of an AI backdrop tool for Stories, and it means AI imagery is likely to become even more omnipresent.

Launching  in the US initially, as is often the case, the tools will allow people to use prompts to change the background of images in Stories. Users will be able to choose from suggested prompts like 'on a red carpet' or 'being chased by dinosaurs' or will be able to write their own (see our pick of the best AI art generators for more powerful tools).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.