There is a significant change that Instagram introduced on the news feed, which possibly you already noticed. Instagram rolled out a major new feature on Tuesday, Dec. 5, and it’s definitely altering the way your profile looks. But that’s not all, it’s also changing the whole meaning and use of Instagram Stories.
The brilliant change I am talking about is Stories Highlights, which appears directly below your bio part, on your page.
So, what exactly are Instagram’s Stories Highlights, anyway?
Instagram Stories Highlights are basically your regular Stories that you can pin to your profile. In other words, if you have a favorite video that you want to keep on your page, you can simply pin it there so everyone can watch it. Once you pin your Story, it will appear in a Story Highlights Tray under your regular Story Tray and Instagram bio and it will stay there till you don’t remove it. This is the place where you can express your personality and highlight the concept of your profile. Story Highlights has the same features as regular Stories, except once pinned it stays visible on your profile, as long as you want it. Story Highlights can be used to make a better introduction to your business and service, but also to get your followers visit your profile more frequently.
How to create Story Highlights? It’s really easy because now Instagram will archive all of your Stories. Just tap on the “New” circle at the far left underneath your bio section. From there, you can choose any Stories from your archive and if you want to make a brand new just make it like regular Stories, and you will find it in your archive. You can select a cover for your Highlight and give it a name. You can have as many Highlights as you like and inside of each Highlight, you can have as many Stories as you want. Once you’re done, your Highlight will appear as a circle on your profile that plays as a stand-alone story when someone taps it. To edit or remove a highlight, just tap and hold that highlight on your profile.
Select your Stories and click on the “Next” button
Choose your Cover and Highlights name, and you are “Done”
If you like posting Stories, you’ll be thrilled with this new feature! Just don’t forget to use it wisely and have fun! This feature is great for representing and introducing yourself and your business to the community in the most creative way ever. 😊
Now you have all the information, so it’s time to start thinking and creating! Good luck! ❤️