Even if your Stories have expired, you can display one or multiple Stories on your profile for any time period. Here’s how to feature a Story on your Instagram profile, and how to make Highlights on Instagram for days to come.
Instagram Highlights is truly groundbreaking for many users. Especially companies, influencers, singers, artists, in short, everyone uses this feature.
However, it is an inevitable system for those who want to engage in electronic commerce and actively use social media in the field of digital marketing.
How Story Highlights Work
The Highlights feature works chronologically with your archived Stories. So, you can make an add-on collection by selecting from your archived Stories.
If you don’t have any unpublished Stories in your Stories Archive, you can’t add any older Stories to your Highlights.
Because the old stories were permanently deleted before the Archive was a thing, in this case, you have to let go of the past, and look for the future. Highlights don’t disappear after 24 hours. They stay in your profile until you delete them.
When you add a few Stories together, you successfully made a Highlight embedded on your profile. You can name it as pretty as you want, and add other Stories later if you wish so. Also, you can add a cute cover to it to make it a little bit prettier.
Also, you can delete the Highlight altogether if you want, or you can weed out individual Stories.
How Highlights Change Instagram
This feature slightly changes the overall design of the app. The new feature is also kind of changing the profile section. The biography section in the profile section gets a new area.
The main goal here is to show users the Stories you curate as Highlights. Users will be able to compile the Stories they want to bring forward and attract more attention here as “Highlights.”
Featured Stories can be provided to attract more users to shares, as well as enriching the profile to impress the visitors.
By having a neat Highlights section and carefully selecting the content, you can reach your customers more comfortable and, at the same time, have a chance to build a bond with your audience.
Highlighting a Story is a very easy thing to do, and you can use it on any subject. Since you need to have your Story in the Archive in order to highlight it, you should first share a photo or a video as Story in order to do that.
How to Create Story Highlights
You can find the steps to create Highlights below:
- First of all, you must have your Instagram application installed. If the app is up to date, open the Instagram app, and log in to your profile.
- On your profile, you will see a plus icon in a circular shape right under your biography section. By tapping the “+” icon in this section, you can choose some Highlights to show on your profile from your archived Stories.
- When you select the stories you want to add, tap next and you will be directed to your Highlight page to edit it.
- You can change the cover if you tap edit cover, and select another photo for the cover image.
- Lastly, you can write a title for your Highlight and tap Add on iPhone and tap Done on Android.
Or, the steps may change if you wish to add a Story to your Highlights directly after sharing it.
- After sharing the Story, you will see a highlight button at the bottom right.
- After you tap here, you can directly pin it to your profile.
With this new Instagram feature, you can bring your photos and videos to the fore and stand out in front of everyone in a very different way. In the meantime, much more healthy results should be obtained within the Instagram application.
In the meantime, it is ensured that your Highlights are organized and presented systematically. Thus, you have the chance to make your shares more carefully.
In that way, you can always stand out in every subject. And don’t worry regarding how long Highlights last, they last forever!
If you want to create custom Highlights, you can use third-party apps like Canva. It is a graphic design app that offers special services for Instagram. You can get free Instagram Story Highlight covers along with some Highlight icons from here as well. Of course, they are limited compared to the paid ones.
In this way, you can have many successful promotion campaigns running, build a devoted audience for yourself through displaying your lifestyle, and curate a specific time period of your time to look and enjoy later.
If you experience any problems while trying to add Highlights to your profile, you can ask for help by letting us know about your issue with Instagram and don’t hesitate to get us involved with your problems with other social media platforms.
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