The evolution of Instagram seems to be something I'm constantly chasing after. Just when I learn one new thing there's another right there behind it. I sometimes just don't even look into the new things until they're long past new!
You've likely seen the 'Highlights' section on Instagram. A lot of people, including myself, are 'highlighting' these days.
What is a Highlight? In regular life, you're very familiar with it. On Instagram, it is referring to your 'story'. So, if you do a story on Instagram, you can do a highlight.
There are two ways you can accomplish this:
- Once you've posted your story, while it is still active you just...
- Click on the story (your profile picture) and down below you'll see 'Highlight' ... tap on that
- A window pops up. You can either create a new highlight or add it to one you've already done.
- Or, from your feed you'll see a section below your words. There should be a circle with a plus sign that says New under it.
- Click on that and you can add any photos that you've previously had in your story.
Editing your Highlights
- Tap on a Highlight. Click the 'More' button down at the bottom of the screen.
- Select Edit Highlight ... you can now edit the cover (or add one)
I've created my own covers in Photoshop with brushes and words. You can do anything you want here. They can just be solid colors or white with words or whatever.
If this is a challenge for you, I've created a starter set that I'm selling in my shop. Click here to see.
For me, as a person who has a photography business there are a couple of reasons I use highlights:
- Various aspects of my business that I want you
- Keeping things I'm giving to you right up front
Did this answer questions? If not, please feel free to comment below or send me an email.
Do you use highlights? I'd love to hear some of the ways you use them in the comments below.
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