Stop being jealous of those cute story highlights right now! Want to be creating easy instagram story highlights too? We know you you’ve pined over how gorgeous some are and how cleverly they capture people’s attention when going to a bio? Well let’s take the mystery out of it for you.
The first thing you want to do is head to somewhere like canva and grab a stories template. Canva has some great ones are are already pre sized to the 1080px x 1920px size for stories. Make sure that your icon is centered and if using words they are centered below the icon. I created this free one here to share – feel free to make a copy and use as needed 🙂
Edit the file as needed based on your brand and color. Download and save to your phone or device that you are using Instagram on.
From here you need to upload them to your Instagram Highlights. Pretty easy to do – And if you already have a following – make sure you let them know you’ll be posting some highlights as they do bulk up your stories for 24 hours.
Rightio Lets get started – Head to your bio and click on the “Blue Addition” button on your profile Picture:
Step 1: Click on the small square on the left hand corner. This will bring up your previously saved photos.
Step 2: Select the Image you have saved for your highlight and click the “Send to” button (If you have over 10k followers – make sure to add your website in the links!)
Step 3: Click on “Your Story” and a drop down will appear to add it to your highlights – Click on “Add to highlights”
Step 4: If you have story highlights already you can add them to those, or create a new one by clicking the + symbol.
Give the highlight a name – and you are good to go!
Already got highlights but want to edit it?
Easy Peasy lemon Squeezy! Post the cover to your stories – and select the highlight you want it to go to and then head on over to your highlights – click and hold the highlight you want to edit – and click on “Edit Highlight”
Click on Edit cover Select the story you want to have as the cover and save. Simple easy and helpful!