How to Change Fonts on Instagram (Captions + Bio)

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Do you feel like your Instagram captions lack a little something these days? ๐Ÿค”

Wish there was a way to quickly grab your reader’s attention OR help them skim your caption copy for the main points?

Great news – there is, and the secret is a quick Instagram font change!

Let’s take a look at how some of our favorite Instagrammers are making the most of different fonts for Instagram in their captions – and how you can put our new Instagram font changer tool to work!

How to Get Different Fonts On Instagram Caption

Using our newest formatting tool to change font on Instagram is SO easy, itโ€™ll become a natural part of your caption creation in no time. 

Hereโ€™s how to get different fonts on Instagram:

  1. Log in to Tailwind for Instagram on your desktop 
  2. Upload your post photo, OR select an existing photo you want to edit!
  3. Begin typing your caption
  4. Select from the different fonts for Instagram in the pop-up. You can choose Serif, Cursive, Bold and Italic.

Tailwind Apps Instagram font formatting tool

You can also combine some styles together, such as Bold + Italic, Bold + Cursive, and even Bold, Italic + Times New Roman for all kinds of fancy letters.

Youโ€™re not limited to one style for your entire caption, either! You can use any style in any part of your caption except Hashtags. Just click the different fonts youโ€™d like to use on Instagram as youโ€™re typing!

See? We told you it was the easiest way to change your font – no pesky generator or Instagram caption formatting web tool required.

How to Change Font on Instagram Bio

Want to change the font on your Instagram bio, too? Itโ€™s a breeze with the feature built into Tailwindโ€™s Instagram scheduling tool!

Youโ€™ll need to change font on your Instagram bio via desktop. It takes just two steps:

Step One: Open Tailwind For Instagram on Desktop

To get different fonts on Instagram, youโ€™ll need to work in an existing draft – or upload a new post to get started.

type your desired text into a draft on Tailwind to change instagram font

Now open your draft and type the message you want to put in your Instagram bio (in the font of your choice!)

Once youโ€™ve formatted your new font change for Instagram bio to perfection, select the stylish text youโ€™ve typed and hit copy (Command + C/ Control + C)!

Step Two: Open Instagram for Desktop to Update Your Bio

The secret to how to change Instagram fonts in your bio is really as simple as a quick copy and paste! Once youโ€™re in the Instagram app for desktop, head over to your Instagram Profile >Edit Profile.

Drop your newly-minted Instagram bio font into the Bio textbox. You can do one sentence, or the whole thing!

Just remember that youโ€™ll have to type the complete text in our caption formatting tool to paste into this section.

Once your bio is updated with new Insta fonts, click Submit and check it out!

How to change font on Instagram- copy and paste from font generator to your instagram bio

Pro Tip: If you want to format your Instagram bio with spaces and line breaks to work on Instagram, make sure you remove any extra spaces after emojis, text symbols, and punctuation marks.

Even one extra space at the end of a line cancels out your line spacing! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

How to Use Instagram Font Change For Sales + Engagement

Besides being totally cool, different Instagram text fonts serve a purpose in your Instagram strategy. In fact, new Instagram font styles can help make your great Instagram captions get more sales!

Want to see how? Hereโ€™s some of our favorite uses for different Instagram fonts:

1.Tease Main Points with Different Instagram Fonts 

When users are scrolling mindlessly through Instagram, theyโ€™re less likely to stop and click on every caption to read it.

After all, they know thereโ€™s another post coming up next!

To capture attention quickly, you have to stop the scroll with an Instagram caption that stands out.

For example, Molly has placed a powerful call-to-action in eye-catching Instagram font exactly where itโ€™ll appear in the feed (only about 35 characters appear before someone has to click read more.). 

Bold the first line of your caption with an eye-grabbing question or statement.

Then bold select keywords throughout your copy to help skimmers get the gist quickly and decide to engage!

2.Bold Key Words That Trigger Strong Reactions

This is a handy psychological trick that plays into evoking strong emotion – all with the use of an Instagram font change! 

Try bolding or adding different fonts for Instagram to select keywords and phrases that will trigger emotion or action.

A great example is something like โšก๏ธFLASH SALE! โšก๏ธ

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3. Highlight Your Events with Instagram Font Changes

Anxious to get attendees to buy tickets on Instagram for your latest event or promotion?

Try bolding the most relevant information so it jumps out at casual browsers.

By bolding the who, when, and whereโ€™s, your readers are more likely to check their calendars and figure out if they can attend the event.

If they can, theyโ€™ve already achieved that โ€œmental buy-inโ€ theyโ€™ll need to keep reading and sign up! 

If they canโ€™t, youโ€™ll save yourself that disappointment that could damage your follower relationship by making them jump through hoops only to find out they canโ€™t attend the event. 

4. Use Instagram Cursive Font In Short Captions

These fancy characters of are best used sparingly. If youโ€™ve ever seen a full paragraph of Instagram cursive font, itโ€™s tough to read. So how do you write in cursive on Instagram in a way that wonโ€™t overwhelm your followers?

Keep it simple: Choose short but impactful sentences and phrases in your caption and change the Instagram font to cursive.

In fact, this is a great font to use for one-sentence captions or a dreamy song lyric!

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5. Mix and Match Different Instagram Fonts for High Impact Captions

If you have multiple CTAs or actions your followers can take from your post, try highlighting them throughout your caption in different fonts.

For example, Download now, Click Get Tickets on my profile, or Questions? Tap the Contact Button!

Conclusion: How to Change Instagram Font on Your Captions + Bio

Before now, using different fonts for Instagram was kind of a headache. ๐Ÿค• Any time you longed to format Instagram copy with bolds, italics or that awesome fancy cursive, youโ€™d have to use copy and paste fonts from web text generators.

While an Instagram font generator isnโ€™t hard to use, itโ€™s just one more step to include in your social media planning…and who needs ANOTHER step?

Thatโ€™s why Tailwindโ€™s built-in caption font formatting is such a time-saver for Instagram marketers! ๐Ÿคฉ

With our latest feature, you can quickly customize your Instagram caption fonts. Itโ€™s officially the easiest way to change Instagram font and style – all in one screen!

And the best part is, after youโ€™ve finished perfecting your Instagram caption (complete with your new fancy text), you can schedule your post in one click with our Instagram publishing tool.

So what are you waiting for? Get in there and start formatting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And if youโ€™ve never used Tailwind for Instagram before, click the box below for a free trial of Tailwind for Instagram.

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Kristen Dahlin is a Content Marketer at Tailwind โ€” anย Instagram marketing tool,ย scheduling tool,ย hashtag finding tool,ย andย analytics platform. Kristen lives in rural Oklahoma with her husband Kyle, daughter Sophie, boxer Lila, and a very temperamental flower garden.

6 thoughts on “How to Change Fonts on Instagram (Captions + Bio)

  1. Wanted to add that I have a android/Huawei phone that’s 1.5 years old, and it does not support the different fonts – meaning the text shows up as boxes with an X in. Just something to keep in mind before formatting all the important information, as it means a % of your audience will not be able to read it ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Hi Anne!

      That’s a REALLY good insight, thanks for letting us know! Sounds like we could create an FAQ to clue users in on this! -Kristen

  2. Ok Tailwind, you just keep upping your game! I’ve just started using different fonts for IG and FB using a third party site, copying and pasting, and I love it! And now I can do this FROM TW? It’s those little things that you do that make my social media game a little easier…in so many ways.

    1. Hi Brittany!

      Awww, I’m so happy to hear that this feature is so exciting to you! We hope it saves you a little more time and helps up your social media game. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! -Kristen

  3. I tried this on one post. I was able to create the post and format the text Bold in Tailwind but when it uploaded to IG it was just regular font, no bold. What could have gone wrong?

    I am using the free version since I am still testing various platforms to see what works best for me. This feature would be a plus.

    1. Hi Dani,

      Hmmm… that’s strange! Can you contact Customer Success so they can look into this more and figure out what the cause might be? We’d love to know more! -Kristen

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