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How to create Instagram Highlights

Save your Stories so followers can rewatch them whenever they want!

It’s cool that Instagram stories are temporary…until you want them to be permanent.

Allow us to introduce you to Instagram Highlights, which allow you to take content from your Insta Story or archive and put it in its own little “Highlight” section on your profile.

Did anything significant happen that you captured on your Story? Get engaged? Start a new job? Go to a concert? If it’s on your Story, you can turn it into a Highlight to look back on when you go to your profile. Here’s how to create one.

There are a few different ways you can start, but before we get there, the very first thing you need is an Instagram Story to get your Highlight from. Once you have that, you can access a number of ways to turn it into a Highlight.

1. Go to your profile page and, under “Story Highlights,” tap the “+” button to add a Highlight.

Add a Highlight.

Add a Highlight.
Credit: screenshot: instagram

or

Go to your profile page and hit the “+” button in the top right corner. Then tap “Story Highlight.”

Tap the "+" symbol on the top right, then select "Story Highlight."

Tap the “+” symbol on the top right, then select “Story Highlight.”
Credit: screenshot: instagram

Either option will get you to this screen:

The Highlight selection screen

The Highlight selection screen
Credit: screenshot: instagram

2. Select the piece(s) of your Story you want to become a Highlight, and tap “Next.”

3. Edit your cover if you want. Give your Highlight a title, and tap “Add.”

Edit your Highlight cover and title it.

Edit your Highlight cover and title it.
Credit: screenshot: instagram

4. Your Highlight will now appear on your Instagram profile.

View your Highlight here.

View your Highlight here.
Credit: screenshot: instagram

You can also create a Highlight directly from your Story:

1. Go to your Instagram Story.

2. When you get to the frame you want to Highlight, tap “Highlight” on the bottom right.

Tap "Highlight" on the bottom right of the frame you want to Highlight.

Tap “Highlight” on the bottom right of the frame you want to Highlight.
Credit: screenshot: instagram

3. You can either create a new Highlight with it or add it to another Highlight.

Create a new Highlight or add to another one.

Create a new Highlight or add to another one.
Credit: screenshot: instagram

4. If you create a new Highlight, give it a title and tap “Add.”

5. If you want to add it to another Highlight, just tap the Highlight you want to add it to — and you’re done! That frame will play right after the first frame in your Highlight.

You can view your Highlight collection under your name and bio on your profile page.

View your Highlights here.

View your Highlights here.
Credit: screenshot: instagram

One other way to create a Highlight is by accessing your Story Archive.

1. Go to your profile page and tap the menu icon in the top right corner.

2. Tap “Archive” in the menu that comes up.

Create a Highlight from your Archive.

Create a Highlight from your Archive.
Credit: screenshot: instagram

3. Tap a frame from your Archive that you want to turn into a Highlight.

4. See above “create a highlight directly from your Story” and repeat steps 2 through 5.

And that’s how Highlights are done. Find a special moment on your Instagram Story (or in your Archive) and Highlight it on your profile for you and your friends to look back on. Happy Highlighting!

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