Adding your own media files is a great option to keep your Stories as branded as you want! Keep reading this article to learn how to do so!

Article essentials:
Adding stock media files
Adding your own pictures and videos
Cropping elements
Replace media
Mute video audio
Multi-selecting elements

Adding media files: pictures from Zazu

Follow the steps shown in this GIF to add your first media file:

Click on the media icon to add your desired files
Scroll through the options
You can choose from millions of Images, Gifs and Stickers!


💡Tip: Work faster by using shortcuts for basic layer actions with CTRL or CMD and duplicate +D, copy +C, paste +V, cut +X or delete (backspace)

Adding media files: pictures and videos from your own desktop

Click on the upload icon to add your desired files
Click the add button in right top corner
Upload your media



💡Tip: All files uploaded from your desktop are stored in the upload section for later usage

Replace your media files

You have the option to replace any image or video with a different media file. This also applies to templates and makes editing faster.

Right-click on your media and select the option Replace
Select an image or video form your own Zazu media library or a stock image
The new media will be shown with the media ratio of the original

💡Tip: You can edit the ratio of the new image or video with a double- or right-click on the media. Chroping will be explained in the next part of the article

Crop your media files

Right-click on your media and select the option Crop
Adjust size accordingly
Exit by tapping outside the media



💡Tip: You can enable the crop-mode by double-clicking on the media

Multi-selecting elements

You can select multiple media elements at once for a faster and a smoother editing. All you need to do is:

Select a media element
Press Shift and hold
Click on desired elements one by one

To deselect an element, click one more time on it.

Mute your Story

You can easily mute the sound of your entire Story when editing using the sidebar tool under Audio.

Once the media files are successfully imported, you can use the them to build your own Story following the steps indicated in the related articles below.


Find out more on how to create interactive Stories
How to create your Story.
Rearrange layers
Animate your Story

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