Now, being perfect and stunning on Instagram is necessary to have a successful business or even an attractive Instagram profile.
Though, there are many new features on Instagram that users can apply to the Instagram account and make it stunning. As you know, Instagram feed is one of the essential parts of every Instagram account.
How to make Instagram highlights?
There are two feeds on Instagram, first the home and second one the profile. In this blog, we would like to explain how you can make the cover for your profile feed.
Instagram highlights are one of the Instagram features that allow users to save and keep the Instagram stories for everyone who has already seen that.
Please note that you cannot change the privacy of Instagram highlights. For example, if you share the stories for your close friends, the highlight would only show for those close friends.
Also, you are not able to see who has seen it once it past 24 hours of sharing. So, there are some limitations on Instagram highlights which you know it before use it.
Making Instagram stories highlighted on the Instagram feed is easy. You need to share the content as Instagram stories, and right over there, send it to the highlights.
Here is the instruction. To make the Instagram stories:
- Open the Instagram app and from home feed, tap on your profile picture on the top left
- Select a picture from gallery or make the story with features
- Tap on share (to the story, or for close friends if you want).
- Back to story from profile, on the button corner, there is an option Highlight (with a heart above it), tap on it.
- Tap on New with a + icon inside a circle
- Write the name of highlights and tap on Add
- Choose view on profile to see how it looks like
If you go back to the Instagram profile, the highlight has appeared in the Instagram bio and above the Instagram feed.
How to make Instagram highlight covers?
In this section, you need to have a cover photo in your gallery. If you don’t have, you can get some ideas from Instagram profiles, or you get help from editing photo tools and apps like PicsArt or Canva. These are some of the best apps ever to edit photos or download cover photos. If you search the internet, you can get some of the stunning cover photos. FreePics is another website to give you some cover photos.
Then you need to make it as a highlight cover on your Instagram feed. To make Instagram highlight covers:
Open your Instagram app and go to your Instagram feed by tapping on your profile picture.
- Find the highlights you had made before (if you still don’t know how to create, read the previous section in this blog)
- Tap on the highlight and find out the three-dot icon on the button right
- Tap on More
- Go to Edit highlight.
- Tap on Edit cover
- Open the photo gallery by a tap on the gallery icon.
Choose the cover photo from the gallery and tap on Done. There is one more step and tap on Done again to complete the process.
All in all
Making Instagram story highlights makes your profile stunning and different. Especially when you choose the covers according to the Instagram feed, if you are running a business, you can add support info, customer feedback, or other vital stories to fill the highlight section on Instagram. This action makes users spend more time on your profile.