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How to Add Instagram Highlights Without Adding to Your Story

Andres Morales Zuleta
Last Updated October 19, 2023

Did you know that there is a way to add Instagram Highlights without adding to your story?  We will unravel this 'secret', and guide you through the process of enhancing your Instagram Profile step by step.

Instagram Highlights

Instagram is a great tool for business and individuals. Their user stats are just mind-blowing. Let's take a moment to understand one aspect of it. Instagram Highlights are a collection of story clips that are pinned to your profile page. Unlike regular stories that disappear after 24 hours, Highlights enable you to showcase your most valuable content for as long as you desire. They are displayed prominently below your bio, making them easily accessible to your followers.

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Instagram Highlights serve as a powerful tool for personal branding and content curation. By carefully selecting and organizing your favorite story clips, you can create a visually appealing and engaging profile that reflects your unique personality and interests. Each Highlight can be dedicated to a specific theme or aspect of your life, allowing you to showcase your diverse passions and talents, allowing you to maintain a cohesive aesthetic and ensure that your profile represents your personal brand or desired image.

The Importance of Instagram Highlights for Your Profile

Instagram Highlights hold significant value when it comes to creating a visually appealing and engaging profile. They act as a virtual storefront, providing potential followers with an insight into your brand or personal identity. By curating your best content into Highlights, you can showcase your expertise, your unique perspective, and you can attract like-minded individuals or customers who resonate with your content.

Adding Highlights from Your Instagram Story

To create a new Highlight from your Instagram story, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Instagram and tap on your profile picture to access your story.
  2. Swipe up to view your archived stories.
  3. Select the story or stories you wish to add to your Highlight.
  4. Tap on the "Highlight" button at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Choose to add the selected stories to an existing Highlight or create a new one.
  6. Customize the cover image and name your Highlight.

By following these steps, you can easily add your favorite stories to a Highlight and make them visible on your profile for your followers to enjoy. 

[Also, if you want to make the the most of your Stories and Highlights, you can click here]. 

Managing Your Instagram Highlights

Managing your Instagram Highlights is crucial to keep your profile fresh and updated. Here's how you can edit or remove Highlights:

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the "+" icon below your bio.
  2. Select "Archive" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose the Highlight you wish to edit or remove.
  4. Tap on the three-dot menu icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  5. Select "Edit Highlight" or "Remove Highlight" as per your preference.
  6. Make the necessary changes and save your edits.

Now that we've covered the traditional way of adding Instagram Highlights, it's time to unveil the method to add Highlights without posting to your story.

Add Highlights Without Posting to Your Story

Follow these steps:

  1. Create a new story by tapping on your profile picture.
  2. Once the camera interface appears, swipe right to access your camera roll.
  3. Select the content you want to include in your Highlight.
  4. Tap on the "+ Add to Highlight" button at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Choose to add the content to an existing Highlight or create a new one.
  6. Customize your Highlight's cover image and give it a name.

By following this ‘secret’ method, you can maintain a cohesive aesthetic on your profile without overwhelming your followers with multiple story posts. It's a great way to showcase your creativity and share content that truly represents you.

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So, go ahead and start creating your unique Highlights today. Remember, the possibilities are endless, and you can always update and refresh your Highlights as you continue to create and share new content. 

Tips and Tricks for Effective Instagram Highlights

We are experts in everything related to social media. Here are some tips regarding Instagram's Highlights.

Choosing the Right Cover for Your Highlights

The cover image of your Highlight acts as its visual representation. Choose a cover that accurately reflects the content inside, making it more enticing for your audience to explore and click. You can use custom-designed covers or select captivating images from your collection.

Organizing Your Highlights for Better Visibility

To make your Highlights more user-friendly, organize them into categories or themes. This makes it easier for your followers to navigate through your content and find what interests them. Consider creating Highlight covers that visually represent these categories, making your profile visually appealing and well-organized.

Common Questions About Instagram Highlights

Can You Add Old Photos to Highlights?

Absolutely! You can add both new and old photos to your Highlights. Simply follow the steps mentioned earlier in this article to add any desired content to your Highlight, regardless of when it was taken or posted.

How Long Do Instagram Highlights Last?

Unlike regular Instagram stories, which disappear after 24 hours, Highlights stay on your profile for as long as you want. They give you the freedom to curate and showcase your best content without the fear of it vanishing.

engagement instagram highlights

Unleash Your Creativity

Now that you know how to add Instagram Highlights without posting to your story, it's time to unleash your creativity and make the most of this valuable feature. Enhance your profile, engage your followers, and leave a lasting impression on your audience with your thoughtfully curated Highlights.

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