Hello friends! Instagram has got to be, hands down, my favorite social media platform. As someone who is a super visual person it just speaks to me… visually… LOL… you know what I mean! And Instagram has been changing it up recently in all sorts of good ways! I love watching insta stories for example. It’s like reality TV only with people that I know and who are friends of mine. Today I am sharing how to create Instagram story highlight icons. With the addition of Instagram Story Highlights we can save our favorite stories to share with friends and followers over and over! So while messing around on Instagram today I created icons for my highlights and wanted to show you how you can too…
Creating a custom cover for Instagram Highlights is actually super easy I am happy to report. All you need to do is make an image that you want to use as your icon, upload it to your insta story and select it as your highlight cover.
How to create Instagram Story Highlight Icons
I simply used an app on my phone called Rhonna Designs (1). Then I selected a background (2), added font and an image (3) and finally saved it as a jpeg to my phone (4). UPDATE: the design pack that I used for most of my images is called “Doodles + Frames – Doodles”. You will need to upload this image to your instagram stories. Then select it from your highlight archive and set it as your cover image.
The hardest part was deciding what kind of categories to create. Stop by @homemade.heather on Instagram to see what I’m talking about. I decided to go with Crafts, Recipes, Home, Quotes, Camping, Boy Mom and Thunder. Thunder is our 3lb chihuahua that is far too adorable NOT to share! I have included most of my images below in this post. Feel free to save them to your phone to use yourself. I made icons for my personal insta account @heatherpainchaud as well. It may have taken me a maximum of 10 minutes from start to finish? It’s pretty fun and easy to customize Instagram Story Highlight Icons and I love the professional, personal touch they give to my insta accounts. I like to brand all. the. things. even this DIY Logo Tote that I created a few years ago!
I hope that I have inspired you to organize and play with your insta account a bit. Please let me know if you do change your icons, I would love to see them!!!
UPDATED to add a couple of screen shots to where I found the design pack that I used. Hope they help guys!!! Please share your insta accounts in the comments or reach out on instagram, I would love to see your icons/covers!