How to use highlights on Instagram?

Do you know the highlight feature of Instagram?

If you use Instagram highlights, you can get more engagement for your product or company, and if you use it well, it will boost your followers.

What are Instagram highlights?

Instagram highlights are a feature that allows you to highlight your stories on your profile permanently. When you post to a story, the post is automatically deleted after 24 hours. However, if you use highlights, your posts will not be automatically deleted. so it’s a great way to keep your most successful stories running.

Highlights are a good way to show summary information and appealing videos. Precisely, it can be your Promotional Videos, your upcoming projects, an event pattern, and a yearly movement by individuals it can be about Travel, Food, Books Art, Family and so on. By posting posts like these in the highlights, you can deliver company and product information its a good way of introducing yourself as a brand or an individual in a creative way.

As you can see, highlights can be an efficient advertising tool, depending on how you use them. If you haven’t used the highlight feature yet, try it out.

How to add highlights on Instagram?

There are three ways to add highlights:

  • Add from your profile
  • Add from story to highlight
  • Add from the archive to highlight

Add Instagram highlight from Profile.

How to add Instagram highlights? please follow the steps below or you can check out this YouTube video.

  • Go to your profile.
  • Tap “+” to add highlight
  • Choose content to add to the highlight.
  • Tap on “Next”
  • Write a title for the highlight
  • Tap on “Done”

Add a new Instagram story to the highlight

How to add a new story to Instagram highlight? follow these steps:

  • Go to the story post you want to add to the highlight
  • Tap “Highlight” at the bottom right
  • Tap “+” “Add to Highlight”
  • Enter a name for the Highlight and Tap add.

Highlights must be added within 24 hours of posting a new story. If you cannot add to the highlight in time, you will need to add it from the archive.

By the way, even if the story is displayed, “Highlight” may not be displayed in the lower right. In this case, “Save to archive” is likely to be off, so check the archive settings and turn on “Save to archive”.

Add Instagram archives to highlights

How to add the archive to Instagram highlights? please follow the steps below:

  • Go to your profile page.
  • Tap on three horizontal lines at the top right corner of your screen to draw the side menu.
  • Tap the “clock mark” at the top left of the profile page to go to the archive
  • Select the post you want to add to the highlight.
  • Tap “Highlight” at the bottom right
  • Tap “+”
  • Enter a name for the highlight and tap “Add”

Note: that stories are not saved in the archive if “Save to Archive” is OFF.

How to edit, share, save or delete Instagram highlights?

So let’s check out how to operate the highlights for “Edit”, “Share”, “Save” and “Delete”.

How to edit a highlight cover? follow these steps:

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Touch and hold the highlight you want to edit
  • Tap “Edit highlight”
  • Tap “Edit Cover” choose below between the photos
  • Tap on the “image gallery icon” to browse a picture from your device gallery.
  • Use your finger to adjust the display area in the circle.
  • Tap “Done”

You check out the video to see how to make a custom cover for Instagram highlights.

How to edit the Instagram highlight title? follow these steps:

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Touch and hold the highlight you want to edit
  • Tap “Edit highlight”
  • Tap on “Title” to change the name and rewrite it

Name is displayed only up to 16 characters, so be careful of the number of characters.

How to add additional posts to Instagram highlight? follow these steps.

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Tap and hold the highlight you want to edit
  • Tap on “Edit Highlight” at the bottom right corner
  • Toggle to Add and select the post you want to add to the highlight.
  • Tap on Done.

How to remove single or multiple posts from Instagram highlight? follow these steps.

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Tap the highlight you want to edit
  • Go to the post you want to remove from the highlight
  • Tap on “Three Vertical Dots” at the bottom right corner
  • Tap on “Remove from highlight” (To remove multiple posts at once Tap on “Edit Highlight”)
  • Unselect the posts you want to remove from the highlight.
  • Tap on Done.

Share Instagram Highlights on DM.

If you want to share your highlights on DM, you can choose from these two option, please follow the steps below.

If your aim is to send an exact post from the Highlight follow these steps.

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Tap the highlight you want to share on DM.
  • Go to the post you want to share.
  • Tap “Three Vertical Dots” in the lower right
  • Tap on “Send To”
  • Select the user you want to send the Highlight.
  • Tap “Send”

Note:

  • Although all content in the highlight will be sent, when the receiver will tap on it to view it will begin from the exact post you sent.
  • Share can be sent to other than followers. In that case, search for the user name in the search window at 6.
  • Shares can also be sent to all created groups. To create a group, tap “New Group” in the upper right corner of the search window when 6.

If your aim is to send whole Highlights, follow these steps.

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Tap and hold the highlight you want to share on DM.
  • Tap on “Send To”
  • Select the user you want to send the Highlight.
  • Tap “Send”

Note:

  • Share can be sent to other than followers. In that case, search for the user name in the search window at 4.
  • Shares can also be sent to all created groups. To create a group, tap “New Group” in the upper right corner of the search window when 4.

How to Download and save Instagram Highlights?

You can download and save highlights using the Instagram feature.

The download procedure is as follows.

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Tap the highlight you want to download from.
  • Go to the post you want to download.
  • Swipe up the displayed highlights from the bottom to bring an additional menu.
  • Tap the “↓” is in the emerging window upper right

Note:

This feature is applicable to your highlights only. You cannot download other people’s highlights.

How to delete an Instagram Highlight?

To delete highlights:

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Tap and hold the highlight you want to delete.
  • Tap “Delete highlight”
  • Tap on “Delete”

Note:

However, even if you delete the highlight, it is saved in the archive So if you want to show it as a highlight again, add it to the highlight from the archive.

How to see who viewed your Instagram Highlights?

When you watch the highlight, it will be read as well as the story.

This “seen by” function is the same as the “footprint” on other sites so that the contributor can grasp the name of the user who viewed it. Unfortunately, after the new update from the Instagram view list are not available after 24 hours so you can just see how many people seen the post. check the steps below.

  • Go to the profile screen
  • Open the highlight you want to check for “seen by”
  • Swipe Up, from bottom to top
  • You can check the number of viewers in the lower left,

Note: Only the contributor can see this.

Summary

Instagram highlights can create stories that don’t disappear over time.

It will be posted on the author’s profile screen so that anyone who visits your profile can see it.

In short, you can use Highlights as your content library. you can categorize your highlights according to the content and keep similar content within a highlight. For example, Your Travel stories, your Taste buds, Your Gym time, Time with your besties and so on.

In this way, the highlight function will create an opportunity to increase your fans depending on how you use it.

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