So, it happened. You posted to your Instagram, only to see a mistake in your caption, location, tags or in the photo itself!
Now you’re wondering how to edit an Instagram post after posting – and you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you’re correct a spelling error or add a missed photo to a carousel post, we’re covering all the major mistake-prone spots, including captions, locations, tags, and photos.
In this article, you’ll learn how to edit each of these four categories with step-by-step instructions.
Don’t worry; you can fix your Instagram mistakes faster than you can say, “No one saw that!”
Let’s get to it! ✏️
How Do You Edit The Caption, Location, Tags On An Instagram Post?
First things first. If you’ve messed up your location or tags or need to know how to edit your Instagram caption, here’s the way to fix them:
Find the Instagram photo you want to edit
Tap the three dots at the top right of the photo
Tap Edit on the drop-down menu that appears
Press the detail you want to edit. You can make changes to:
Instagram photo tags (bottom left)
Instagram Alt Text (bottom right)
Location (Top Left)
When you’re finished, press Done (iOS)or the checkmark (Android).
But wait! There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re editing your caption, especially if you’re trying to fix formatting or line breaks!
If you’ve posted your caption and it’s one wall of text, you can add spaces to your caption by hitting the return key after each paragraph.
Just make sure you remove any hidden spaces after the punctuation at the end of your sentences, or Instagram will ignore your line break!
You may even have to remove an emoji (at the end of your sentence) in order to get it to work.
Sound annoying? It is. There’s good news though!
You can avoid formatting issues entirely by using the caption tool in Tailwind for Instagram! Our formatting tool allows you to add a clever caption and select your favorite emojis with ease from the Emoji Picker keyboard.
It also automatically removes the pesky space that appears after emoji on your smartphone keyboard.
Not only that, but our caption tool also preserves your line breaks!
Well, unless you hit the Space key after the end of your line! ⛔️
Can You Edit A Picture On Instagram After Posting It?
You may be searching the web, desperately trying to find out how to edit Instagram photos after posting.
Here’s the bad news – you can’t. Unfortunately, you have one shot to add the right filter, crop or adjust your photo before it goes live. Instagram doesn’t currently support any features to edit your Instagram photos after you post.
If you’ve messed up your favorite photo before sending it to your feed, your best bet is to delete and re-upload.
Make sure to copy and paste your caption before you do this, so you don’t lose all your hard work – and hashtags!
I’m sorry we don’t have better news here. To cut down on room for error, make sure to edit your Instagram photos thoroughly before posting.
Can You Add A Photo To An Existing Post?
So, can you add photos to an Instagram post after you’ve posted it? No, you can’t. Unfortunately, this capability isn’t available on Instagram OR in Facebook Creator Studio yet (although it’s certainly been requested!)
Missed out on adding a key photo or video to your latest carousel post?
You’ll want to delete or archive the post as quickly as possible and re-upload the correct series.
Pay close attention to each frame and swipe through a few times to double-check before you post!
This will help you keep track and catch mistakes before they go live.
Plan, Schedule, Publish Your Posts In One Place!
In fact, one of the best ways to combat pesky mistakes on Instagram posts before they cost you time and energy is planning and scheduling your content in advance!
That’s where our all-in-one tool comes in!
Tailwind’s Instagram publishing tool allows you to tag your images, set your location and format your caption perfectly the first time around.
Plus, you can crop your photos and check how they’ll look in your feed with our 9-Grid preview tool!
Your Instagram bio is important. It’s the first real detail about your brand that your profile viewers see when they visit your page. In fact, what you say in your bio (and how you say it!) is the opportunity to inspire brand love and loyalty!
Think about it. When you first visit an Instagram profile, chances are you look at the profile picture (or logo) first. Then your eyes travel to the right to the bolded Instagram name line. Finally, you drop to the Instagram bio written just underneath that name line and the link in bio at the end.
The information you glean from the bio in just seconds is all you need to make a snap decision about whether an Instagram brand or presence is worth a follow!
No pressure, though! You can easily optimize your Instagram bio in just six steps to make an amazing first impression, and even drive traffic from your Instagram to your website.
Keep reading to learn how!
Step 1: Introduce Your Brand With Your Instagram Name
You know how the saying goes. What’s in a name?
The opportunity to brand your Instagram bio even more, that’s what!
Technically, you have two names on Instagram. One is your Instagram handle, which you choose when you sign up for Instagram and have to change in your Settings. The other is your Instagram profile name!
Check out where the two appear on travel blogger Helen Sula’s Instagram page, where “heleneinbetween” is the handle:
Your profile name shows up in bold right above your Instagram bio, just like a little heading. If you wanted to, you could just put your company or brand name in this line. However, you might be missing out on a few extra opportunities to brand your profile and attract more followers if you stop there!
You have 30 available characters in this line (including emojis!), and it’s a great place to describe what you do, who you are, or what you’re all about.
After making sure your name and company name are clear from your Instagram handle and your Profile name, you might have a little additional space to add some keywords and emojis to clue your followers into what they can expect from you and your content!
If you use this trick, try to limit your chosen keywords to three of the most impactful words you can find to describe your business or brand words or less. That way, your name isn’t too lengthy and distracting, while still getting your point across.
You’ll also want to use vertical slashes or symbols to space out each word, such as | or // to keep your profile looking clean and organized. For example, in our image above, Helene used her full name followed by “| Travel Blogger.” That’s a great way to add just a little bit of context in a way that really stands out.
Add Hashtags and Mentions to Your Instagram Bio
We get this question a lot, so we just wanted to clear this up. You can add hashtags and mentions to your Instagram bio to create a clickable hyperlink. However, you may be wondering if hashtags in your Instagram bio actually work?
The answer is, not in the way you’re used to them working. If you include hashtags into your Instagram bio, it doesn’t mean that your profile will automatically appear in that search stream. However, if you include a hashtag in your Instagram bio, users will be able to click on that hashtags and see all of the posts using that hashtag!
If you’ve created a hashtag specifically for your community or business, it’s a great idea to include it in your Instagram bio so your profile visitors can see it – and it’s also a great spot to collect user-generated content!
Adding a user mention works the same way in your bio (creating a clickable hyperlink), and is a great way to introduce the face or faces behind your brand if you’re hesitant to mix business and personal content. Just link your Instagram handle and add a little clue for curious browsers!
Check out how The Blonde Abroad includes both hashtags and user mentions in her bio.
Step 2: Helping Followers Fall in Love With Your Brand Through a Clear Instagram Bio
Did we mention that your Instagram bio only allows for 150 characters total? That’s why it’s important not to waste this valuable real estate on unnecessary details. For example, there’s no need to restate your name here; instead, focus on providing any details that you didn’t get across in your profile picture and name line!
Also, keep in mind that your bio is usually the last thing people read before making a decision to follow you OR click on the link in your bio!
To make the most out of your bio space, do the following:
Use different words (not the same ones as in your name line) to further describe your brand focus or blog content.
Give your followers an idea of what they can expect from you by mentioning how often you provide new content. An example would be “new posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!” or, “my IGTV videos drop every Thursday at noon!”
Clarify what your followers can expect from your Instagram content, and the content they can find at your blog or website. Be careful not to be too broad or misleading, because the last thing you want to do is promise a type of content you don’t consistently deliver. That’s a good way to lose a follower (and a potential customer) for good!
After you focus on the message you want to convey with your bio, you’ll want to format it for easy readability and understanding. After all, you have just a few seconds to grab and hold the attention you need to gain a new fan or customer!
Keep reading for some quick tips on how to format your Instagram bio to support your brand and make conversions so much easier!
Step 3: Format Your Instagram Bio For Easy Readability
After you’ve decided on the elements you want to include in your bio, it’s time to turn that little paragraph into an easy-to-read, visually flowing masterpiece that leads into your jaw-dropping Instagram feed OR the link in your bio!
How to Format Your Instagram Bio
Nothing turns off readers faster than a thick paragraph of words with no line breaks, spaces or easy-to-follow separators. A block of words might just make your followers’ eyes (and brains!) tired before they even begin.
Not exactly the impression you want to give when you’re looking for buy-in and excitement, right?
You can avoid this by formatting your Instagram bio with line breaks or those handy slashes we mentioned earlier.
Lettering artist Dawn Nicole does this really well in her Instagram bio:
When you type your Instagram bio, make sure to remove any spaces before and after each sentence that you want to put a line break around. Then hit return. (If you’re on an Apple device, tap the number button in the lower-left corner of your keyboard to find your return button!) This will move the next sentence down to its own line.
You can create full line breaks in between each sentence by adding emojis, slashes or periods.
In fact, you might even consider switching out some words and phrases with relevant emojis to spark some visual interest and create a refreshing reset for your viewer’s eyes!
Step 4: Drive Traffic to Your Brand Website With a Strong Call to Action
The next element of a perfectly branded Instagram bio is an important one! It’s the next step your followers or visitors should take to learn even more about your product, blog or brand.
Most often, this would be going to your website or another location to view more of your content. That’s why it’s so handy to include a link in your bio by adding in a relevant URL.
Speaking of URLs, did you know that you can add links to your Instagram bio? Here’s how:
How to Add a Link To Your Instagram Bio
Tap “Edit Profile”
Enter your URL in the Website section
This URL is usually referred to as a “link in bio” on Instagram, and you can add super-simple calls to action (CTAs) to your post captions by telling your followers to click your link in bio to learn more!
However, just because most users on Instagram recognize a link in bio, doesn’t mean that you should assume every user does. You can spell out the next steps for visitors who may not understand what to do by adding a clue to the last line in your bio.
Say something like, “tap the link below to see our products” or “click the link to read my latest post”. You can make this even more clear by adding in emojis or symbols like arrows or sirens to grab attention and eliminate any lingering confusion.
Step 5: Get an Ultra-Clickable Instagram Bio Link Tool (Like Tailwind’s Smart.Bio!)
While you can put a link in your bio directly to your website URL, this isn’t always the most helpful link to use especially if you want to direct followers to a certain page or promotion. That’s why a ton of Instagram users choose a link in bio tool that acts as a landing page for multiple links, including links shared with each post!
Tailwind’s brand-new FREE Smart.bio tool does just that! In just a matter of moments, you can create a clean, branded link in your bio (it looks like smart.bio/yourusernamehere) so that your followers enjoy a branded experience from start to finish.
When choosing a link in bio tool, it’s important to choose one that doesn’t create a distracting, lengthy link in your bio. Even better, a link in bio tool that allows you to create your own custom URL can keep your Instagram bio effortlessly branded!
Tailwind has a brand-new solution. Take a peek at Smart.bio below!
With Smart.bio, you can also upload a mix of static link buttons and clickable feed images to optimize the posts, links and offers you’ll always want to send your followers to. For example, links to newsletters, email lists, and guides make for perfect static links that catch the eye at the top of your smart.bio landing page.
For daily product promotions, blog post mentions and linked posts, simply drop a link into your latest Instagram posts for the image to appear in your Smart.bio feed. And that’s not all!
When you use Smart.bio with Tailwind for Instagram, your linked feed images will update in real-time on your Smart.bio landing page – even when you auto post!
No more having to go into another app to separately add in a link and coordinate the time it goes live with the time your post does – Tailwind does it for you automatically when you schedule your Instagram post!
Plus, Smart.bio is easy to brand, which is an important element of maintaining not only a perfectly branded Instagram bio but an entire brand presence on the web!
Step 6: Customize Your Smart.bio Link Landing Page to Reflect Your Brand
Smart.bio by Tailwind is completely brandable, which is a feature either unavailable on most link in bio tools – or only available through a paid subscription! Cool, right?
With Smart.bio, you can customize:
Your page title, so you can brand the headline that appears next to your profile photo
Your button colors, with any color or shade to perfectly match your brand colors
The CTA buttons that appear under each of your Instagram feed posts so your audience knows what to do next with uniquely-you instructions
Your static link headers, including with emojis!
Plus, Smart.bio allows you to see analytics in real time, including total visits to your landing page, total link clicks, and the click-through rate of your content!
Using this information, you’re able to figure out if your Instagram bio is clear enough to lead followers to your link in bio tool, or if you should adjust your CTAs!
These analytics also help you determine if your buttons are interesting and engaging enough to earn clicks, or if you should change your approach to get the most traffic possible.
Smart.bio allows you to meet your brand goals when it comes to your Instagram presence, and it’s now in public beta! If you want to be one of the first users of this amazing traffic-driving tool, click the link below to reserve your spot now!
Branding your Instagram bio is critical to attracting new fans and followers of your blog, product, and Instagram presence! The six essential steps to creating a perfectly branded Instagram bio are:
Introducing your brand with a unique and informational Instagram profile name
Clearly defining who you are and what you stand for in your Instagram bio to help your followers fall deeply in love with your brand
Formatting your entire Instagram bio for clarity and easy readability
Including a strong CTA to lead your followers to your brand website
Choosing a link in bio tool (like Smart.bio by Tailwind!) that inspires curiosity and clicks,
And customizing your link in bio tool with brand colors and voice!
Unlike a Poll Sticker, where followers choose from a list of options, Questions Stickers open up the chance for users to respond however they choose.
The following steps will teach you how to use Instagram Stories Questions Stickers, as well as how to check out the responses to your story and how to repost a response with your answer.
How to Make an Instagram Questions Post on Stories
While it can have a big effect on your engagement with your followers, posting a Question Sticker to your next Story is actually a simple process:
Start by opening Instagram Stories and choose a photo or video to upload.
Next, tap the Sticker icon to open the Sticker Tray.
Select the Questions Sticker and type your custom question. You can also customize your Sticker by changing the color.
Position your sticker within your Story.
Post your question and wait for the responses to roll in!
Don’t have a background image to upload? No worries! Instagram Create Mode has a handy Instagram Story template you can use to pose a question.
That’s not all – you can also use Polls, Quizzes, and Emoji Slider questions in Create Mode, too!
How to View Responses and Answer Questions
Now that you have your first sticker posted, you might be wondering how to respond to answers to questions in your Instagram post.
First, open your Story where your Question Sticker is posted.
In the lower left-hand corner, tap “Seen By.”
The Responses section will appear. Here, tap “See All” to view all of the responses you’ve received.
Choose an individual response, and tap “Share Response.”
Upload photos or videos to add a background to your response story.
Now, answer the question and share it.
Best Instagram Story Questions
Learning how to post Questions is only half the challenge. Choosing the right Question to post is also a must.
When it comes to engaging with your audience, there are several types of questions to choose from. Check out the following Instagram Story question ideas, we well as a few tips for setting them up to maximize engagement.
They can help you connect with your audience on a more personal level by sharing details about your life. They are also great tools to teach users more about your product or service, by letting them ask you questions directly.
The Questions feature is the perfect way to host a Q&A Instagram session with your followers. Allow your users to ask you anything, or to ask anything about your business, and be prepared to answer honestly.
Ask Me a Question Instagram Ideas
Need a little inspiration for your next live Q&A? Check out these fun questions and ideas to help you get started. We’ve split them into categories:
“AMA” (Ask me anything): Find out what areas of your life or work your followers are most interested in.
Stage an Instagram contest: Popular toy brand, Lego, asked users to guess how many legos made up a block motorcycle, offering a prize to the closest guess.
If you have an upcoming guest blogger, ask for questions from your followers!
Before you go live on Instagram, ask for questions to jumpstart your session, and to get followers tuning in to see your answers.
“What are you thankful for today?”: In today’s turbulent world, this is a great way to give your followers a mood boost.
“Guess my favorite Instagrammer?“: A simple way to show that you aren’t just out for likes.
You can get a bit more personal by asking what users think of your current favorite tv show or sports team.
Try out a poll-like questions “work from home or office”, “fall or winter”, etc.
“Guess our next product/service launch?” Do you want to know what kinds of products and services your followers really want? Take a cue from Starbucks, which used an Instagram Story Question to see which drink their followers thought was coming out next.
“What content do you want to see more of?”: This is a good way to get some new ideas for your blog or social media.
Offer your expertise by asking industry-specific questions. For instance, beauty bloggers might ask, “What’s the biggest beauty struggle you’re facing,” then offer tips for followers that respond.
Get ideas for your next product by asking what users wish your product had.
Don’t just focus on engagement, but try asking questions (even relationship questions) that will in some way reflect what’s important to your brand.
Get More Instagram Question Sticker Ideas with Our Instagram Story Starters!
If you’re ready to start engaging on Stories but aren’t sure where to get started, our latest Instagram Story Starters offer is perfect for small businesses and Instagram users. You’ll get 4 weeks’ worth of daily story prompts and inspiration, including images, effects, text, and stickers to use!
Not only are there prompts for the Instagram Question Sticker, but quiz questions, poll inspiration, and creative ways to use the emoji slider to collect feedback as well. Did we mention that it’s FREE???
From helping you brainstorm ideas for content writing or research topics to helping you edit your work to creating high-quality content, there’s no question that an AI writing assistant might just be the perfect solution for you.
In this post, we’ll show you some of the best paid and free AI writer software solutions out there. Read on to learn more about them and find out our top AI content generators for 2023.
And, if you want to double-check what your feed will look like with a new post, scroll down to the Preview Your Grid section. This will show you your currently scheduled drafts and published posts, so you can get a look at what all your hard work looks like together!
Be sure to press the blue “Schedule post” button at the bottom once you’ve decided on a time.
Your carousel is scheduled! If you have an Instagram Business account, there’s nothing else you need to do. Instagram Auto Posting is included in your Tailwind plan!
If you don’t have a business account OR selected push notification, keep an eye on your phone! At the scheduled time you selected, you’ll receive a push notification with your Instagram carousel images and saved captions to post directly to Instagram.
Use Tailwind to Schedule Your Carousel Post on Instagram
There you have it- just a few simple steps to creating Carousel posts on Instagram- without having to dedicate time to it every day.
But being a carousel app for Instagram isn’t the only✨magic ✨Tailwind for Instagram is capable of. It’s easy and efficient to plan and schedule all your Instagram images, Instagram videos, and Instagram stories for the whole week using Tailwind’s Instagram planner.
What are the benefits to Instagram carousel posts?
Especially if you are a small business with products you want to show off, the carousel function can help you get more images in front of your followers in a more dynamic way! It offers you the opportunity to show off details, variety, and even the story behind the product.
Can you edit Instagram carousels?
Yes! As of November 2021, Instagram allows for the editing of your carousel posts. Once you have your images uploaded, you can drag and drop them to change the order. For more on editing your IG posts and carousel images, check out our in-depth blog!
So how do you keep your Instagram feed pretty and clutter-free? EASY! After finding the perfect set of hashtags for your post, learn how to hide hashtags with one of the four simple methods below.
Should You Hide Instagram Hashtags?
There’s no harm in hiding your Instagram hashtags to neaten things up. Whether you put your hashtags in your caption directly or move them to the first comment, your content will still appear in hashtag discover feeds if relevant to the hashtag topic.
So, there is no need for concern as you’re pondering how to lower your hashtags on Instagram. It’s just a matter of choosing the right method for you!
Which one works better, Caption or Comment?
We understand that looks are not everything; sometimes, you want to do what is best for your content. So which one is better? Which one gives you more visibility? Our teammates Alisa Meredith and Melissa Megginson took over YouTube to give you answers. Take a look!
Now that you’ve made up your mind, keep reading, we’ll give you some hashtag hacks on how to make the most out of them!
Hashtag Hack #1: Hide Hashtags on Instagram in the First Comment
The cleanest method to hide hashtags on Instagram is by tucking them into the first comment. Just have your list of hashtags ready to go, and add them as a comment after making your post live.
Does this sound too manual for your liking? Tailwind does the work for you!
When you add hashtags to your Instagram caption in Tailwind, you’ll see a checkbox to hide your hashtags in the first comment. This allows you to move your hashtags from the end of your caption to the first comment on the post.
That’s it! No more cluttered captions, no more remembering to return to a post and add your hashtags. Your post is ready for engagement the moment it goes live!
Here’s how to hide Instagram hashtags with Tailwind:
Hashtag Hack #2: Use the Instagram Dots Method to Hide Hashtags
One of the classic methods of hiding hashtags is Instagram dots.
This is a cuter way of saying adding a series of periods between the end of your caption and your hashtag list so that they’re hidden beneath the “More” button for your followers.
Here’s how to do it:
Type up your caption
After the punctuation at the end of your last sentence, make sure there are no spaces. Then hit return
On the new line, put one period, and then hit return again
Keep repeating until you have plenty of Instagram dots between your caption and your hashtag list
Paste in your hashtags and press publish!
It’s really important to make sure that you don’t include any extra spaces at the end of your sentences or after each Instagram dot. If you do, it will cancel out the line break and ruin the effect!
It used to be necessary to type out your caption with the line breaks on a separate word processing app like Notes. But now Instagram allows you to form line breaks in your caption directly through the Instagram app! Just click the “123” at the bottom left of your phone’s keyboard and tap “return” to jump to a new line.
Hashtag Hack #3: Hiding Instagram Hashtags in the Caption
Looking for tips on how to put your hashtags lower on Instagram captions?
There IS a way to put your hashtags in your caption while keeping your posts and feed looking good, and it works similarly to the Instagram dots method.
Remember, take out any extra spaces lingering after the punctuation at the end of your line breaks. It also includes after emojis in your captions!
As with the dots method, you can type out the caption with the line breaks directly on Instagram now. But just remember that any hidden spaces will cancel the line break.
Did you know? You can also compose captions with hidden hashtags in Tailwind! Just copy and paste in your caption and formatting, and then use Hashtag Finder to find the best hashtags for your Instagram post.
Here’s a Tailwind hack that makes this incredibly simple and quick:
Use Tailwind’s Instagram Hashtag Lists to Hide Your Hashtags
Tailwind’s Hashtag Lists make hiding hashtags on Instagram captions unbelievably easy.
From Tailwind’s Instagram publisher, create a “Hashtag” list which in this case will actually store ONLY your formatting:
In the Tailwind Instagram Publisher, click on the “#” button
Now click the “+” button. I called mine, “formatting.”
Add line breaks and characters, symbols, or emojis on each line. In this hashtag list, I included a camera emoji, and then double asterisks, each on their own line. This will add a camera emoji to the end of my caption and then insert line breaks with asterisks on them to move my hashtags down and out of view!
The important thing to note is that you need to have SOMETHING on those lines in order to sustain the line break for publishing. You could use a dash, some ellipses, or an emoji, but make sure there is nothing else on that line (no spaces following the characters) or the line breaks will disappear when you post to Instagram, even if it looks fine in the Instagram scheduler.
Now you have a handy template that will save you time every time you schedule a post – AND keep those hashtags out of sight!
Do you feel like your Instagram captions lack a little something these days?
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!
What Font Does Instagram Use?
Curious what the signature Instagram text font is? This Sans Serif typeface is the immensely popular Proxima Nova, created by Mark Simonson in 2005.
If it looks familiar, it probably is. Proxima Nova is the most popular commercial font on the web and can be found on thousands of websites.
Where Do Those Cool Fonts for Instagram Come From?
If you’ve poked around at all while trying to change your font on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed there aren’t other fonts readily available on the platform.
And if you’ve spied cursive fonts or funky bubble letters across tons of profiles, you may be already clued in that the types of Instagram fonts you can actually use are limited.
The reason for this is simply that they’re not other fonts at all.
The stylistic letters and symbols you’re seeing in Instagram captions and bios are actually Unicode characters.
Poke around Insert Symbols or Special Characters in a word processor doc, and chances are you’ll come across part of or all of the thousands of unique symbols in Unicode.
We won’t dive into the technical specifics here, but suffice it to say, some of these symbols (and in some cases, entire alphabets) can be used in your Instagram bio or caption for a unique look!
One example of supported Unicode symbols that can be used for Instagram font options are:
There are also tons of ϝαɳƈყ ıŋʂɬąɠཞąɱ ₣Ø₦₮ [̲̅o][̲̅p][̲̅t][̲̅i][̲̅o][̲̅n][̲̅s] if you know where to look (don’t worry -we’ll help!)
How to Get Different Fonts On Instagram
You can use these different fonts on Instagram in a few different places, including in your Instagram captions, your Instagram bio and in your Instagram Stories!
We’ll walk you through how to change each below:
How to Change Fonts on Instagram Posts
You can grab any type of Instagram font you want to use in your caption from an Instagram font generator tool like LingoJam. Simply type in the phrase you want to display in a unique font and copy and paste it into our caption!
A word of caution here: a lot of fancy Instagram fonts are hard to read – especially in a long caption.
That’s why our Tailwind caption font formatting tool gives you four style options that are the easiest to read on the platform while still making your caption uniquely yours!
Upload your post photo, OR select an existing photo you want to edit!
Begin typing your caption
Select from the different fonts for Instagram in the pop-up. You can choose Serif, Cursive, Bold and Italic.
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.
You’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 you’d like to use on Instagram as you’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 Instagram Bio Fonts
The Instagram bio is definitely the place where unique Instagram fonts shine. If you’re wondering how to change the font in your Instagram bio, it’s really easy – especially with the feature built into Tailwind’s Instagram scheduling tool!
You’ll need to change the 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, you’ll need to work in an existing draft – or upload a new post to get started.
Now open your draft and type the message you want to put in your Instagram bio (in the font of your choice!)
Once you’ve formatted your new font change for Instagram bio to perfection, select the stylish text you’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 you’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 you’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!
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!
How to Get Different Fonts on Instagram Story
You can also use the same copy and paste trick from an Instagram font generator (or Tailwind) to add different fonts to your Instagram Stories!
Simply choose the font you want to use, copy, and paste it into your Stories.
Or, you could use the new fonts on Instagram Stories! The new font choices have been rolling out to accounts over the past year, and expand the original four font choices to nine. Check them out!
You can change your fonts by opening a Story to create, tapping the text button in the top right corner, and scrolling through the available fonts.
How to Use Instagram Font Change For Sales + Engagement
Try bolding the most relevant information so it jumps out at casual browsers.
By bolding the who, when, and where’s, your readers are more likely to check their calendars and figure out if they can attend the event.
If they can, they’ve already achieved that “mental buy-in” they’ll need to keep reading and sign up!
If they can’t, you’ll save yourself that disappointment that could damage your follower relationship by making them jump through hoops only to find out they can’t attend the event.
4. Use Instagram Cursive Font In Short Captions
These fancy characters are best used sparingly. If you’ve ever seen a full paragraph of Instagram cursive font, it’s tough to read. So how do you write in cursive on Instagram in a way that won’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!
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.
Conclusion: How to Change Instagram Font on Your Captions + Bio
Before now, using different fonts for Instagram was kind of a headache. Any time you longed to format Instagram copy with bolds, italics or that awesome fancy cursive, you’d have to use copy and paste fonts from web text generators.
While an Instagram font generator isn’t hard to use, it’s just one more step to include in your social media planning…and who needs ANOTHER step?
That’s why Tailwind’s built-in caption font formatting is such a time-saver for Instagram marketers!
With our latest feature, you can quickly customize your Instagram caption fonts. It’s officially the easiest way to change Instagram font and style – all in one screen!
And the best part is, after you’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.
Instagram verified status is on every marketer’s wishlist, but it can be so confusing to figure out how to get that little blue check for yourself! If you’ve been wondering how to get verified on Instagram, search no further. We’ve got the answers you need.
We’ve analyzed, experimented and researched the best ways to get verified on Instagram – and translated them into seven simple steps and a ton of powerhouse tips to get a blue badge on your profile.
In this article, we’re going over common questions like what Instagram verified means, why you want an Instagram verified badge, and how to apply for verification. Plus, we’ve got quick tips to improve your odds.
Ready to get that prestigious blue seal on Instagram yourself? Let’s dive in! ♀️
What is a Verified Badge on Instagram?
You’ve seen the little blue checkmark next to some of your favorite IG account names. This blue symbol ( a seal with a check in the center) means that the account is officially verified by Instagram.People, brands, and businesses with the Instagram verified badge are authentic.
The blue badge is given to notable people and brands on Instagram. It’s really important to avoid imposter accounts and copycats!
Fake accounts, copycats and impersonators target well-known and influential accounts on social media. These imposters use their likeness to trick unwary followers. Not cool!
At best, impersonators are annoying. At worst, they negatively affect your brand and image on social media.
That’s why the Instagram verified badge was created. The handy blue badge is a certification of authenticity on Instagram. It shows followers that the person or brand behind the account is real and can be trusted.
What is the Value of a Blue Badge on Instagram?
Let’s be real. The little blue tick is important for verifying real Instagram accounts, but it’s also a status symbol. After all, if you’ve earned a blue badge on Instagram you must be somebody “notable”, right?
That’s why getting Instagram verified is a major milestone for growing accounts. However, if you’re wondering who exactly gets a verified profile on Instagram, the platform leaves the exact requirements a little vague.
Can I Get Verified on Instagram?
The short answer is maybe. It’s easy to figure out though, anyone can apply now! Here’s why:
Instagram introduced a public verified account application in August 2018, to demystify the process and curb the secret black market for blue checks.
The application for Instagram verification is now public. Before the application went live, no one really knew what the criteria was.
Never trust that friend that tells you he has another “friend” that works for Instagram and can get your badge for only a few dollars. Also, never trust those people sending you DMs saying how easy it is to get your Instagram account verified and asking you to pay them to take care of the process.
Instagram scammers know that people and businesses are feeling exaggerated about the blue check. Also, be aware that some are very effective at looking legitimate. Keep in mind that Instagram will never request or contact you for payment.
In addition, it is very important to always play the game by the rules. Ignoring Instagram’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines will suspend or delete your account, but great power comes with great responsibility. The verification process needs to be ethical and genuine.
How to Get Verified on Instagram Step-By-Step
The application process for Instagram verification is really easy. You just need to follow these steps: 1. Visit your profile and tap the Menu button in the top right corner 2. Tap the Settings icon (it looks like a little gear) 3. Tap the Account icon 4. Tap Request Verification near the bottom 5. Fill out your full name, professional name, and category 6. Upload a picture of your ID or business documents 7. Click Send when your application is complete!
Make sure to read the section where you attach your ID! You’ll need a government ID that clearly states your name and date of birth (like a driver’s license, passport or national ID), or business documents like tax filings or a utility bill if you’re requesting verification for a business or brand.
And that’s it!
Instagram will let you know once they’ve reviewed your request. My official reply came three days after I applied.
Since I’m “Authentic,” “Unique,” and have a “Complete” profile, the issue seems to be that I’m not “Notable” enough. Oh well. It was worth a try!
Instagram verification requirements
Here are the requirements from Instagram to get your account verified:
– To qualify, you have to be who you say you are, whether your account represents a person, a business or a brand!
Be unique –
Only one account per person or business can be verified (unless your account is language-specific). Fan accounts, meme accounts, and feature accounts aren’t verified.
– Since the blue badge is reserved for public figures and entities, you can’t have a private profile. Your profile must also be complete, meaning you have a bio, profile photo and at least one post in your feed.
– To grab the Instagram blue check for yourself, your account has to represent a well-known, highly searched for brand, person or business.
So, now to the million-dollar questions…
FAQs on Instagram Verification
Here’s an FAQ of the questions we get asked a lot about getting Instagram verified!
Do I have a business account to get Instagram verified?
The application for Instagram verification is free! You can find it under your Settings in your Instagram app, so there’s no need to use a third-party app or program to apply.
If you’re asked to pay for Instagram verification, it’s a scam! ♀️
How many followers do I need to get verified on Instagram?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions. Sadly, Instagram has never announced an official number of followers required for Instagram verification, and there is no data for the lowest followers verified Instagram account.
However, those with the most followers and greatest reach do have the most to lose, so there likely is some (unspecified) threshold of followers or reach required to be accepted.
That said, there is no harm in applying – and a lot you could gain if you’re approved. The application is quick and easy, so what do you have to lose?
No, we wish we could help, but can’t get you verified. Even though Tailwind is a trusted Instagram Partner ♀️, that just means Instagram recognizes our app as being effective and helpful for growing business on Instagram. Only Instagram can verify your account.
How Long Does it Take to Get Verified on Instagram?
Like we shared above, the actual process for Instagram to verify you is fairly short, about 2-3 weeks. However, if you need to grow your follower base and improve your notability, that can take a lot longer.
Alright, we’ve got the frequently asked questions out of the way… let’s talk about some actionable tips to help you get verified!
How to Become More “Notable” On Instagram
1. Complete Your Instagram Bio
One of the core requirements of Instagram verification is a complete Instagram profile. Make sure your bio is completely filled out, includes a profile photo and you have at least one post on our account.
The main disqualifier for people hoping to get their Instagram accounts verified is not being newsworthy. Each Instagram account is verified manually by an Instagram employee, who performs a check for multiple news sources.
Your account must represent a well-known, highly searched for person, brand or entity. We review accounts that are featured in multiple news sources, and we don’t consider paid or promotional content as sources for review.
Work on getting your name in the news by sending out press releases, media kits and connecting with local news agencies. Once you’ve had your name in the media a few times, reach out to larger publications for more visibility!
To make your news coverage easy to find, look into keeping a press section organized on your website.
3. Groom Your Web Presence to Be Highly Searchable
If your account is solely based on Instagram, chances are you won’t get verified. However, you can establish a notable presence and secure the Instagram blue check by making sure you dominate the search around your name!
Optimize your web page, other social media profiles to appear highly in web search. Create even more search results by guest posting on other sites and seeking mentions on similar blogs, podcasts, and video!
Need help creating a standout Instagram bio? We’ve got you covered with our list of over 220 creative and unique bio ideas! Use a few of these ideas to make your bio stand out from the rest and get more followers! Boost your profile with the perfect Instagram bio today.