Instagram Story users rejoice! You can create permanent collections of Instagram Stories that will live on your Instagram profile. These curated stories are called “Instagram Stories Highlights.” Instagram has an Instagram Stories Archive, which automatically saves your Instagram Stories.

In this post, you’ll learn how to use Instagram Stories Highlights + a step-by-step video tutorial on how to create branded Instagram Highlights.

What are Instagram Stories Highlights?

Regular Instagram Stories vanish after 24 hours, Instagram Stories Highlights are curated clips from your Insta stories grouped together and live permanently on your profile until you delete them.

Instagram Story Highlights

How to Use Instagram Stories Highlights:

Before you can add to your highlights, you need to turn on the archive feature. To do that, go to your Settings, followed by “Story Setting” and “Save to Archive.” To create Instagram Stories Highlights, go to your Instagram profile and click on the arrow next to “Story Highlights” and then click the “New” button. Next, select the Instagram Stories that you want to add to your highlight. Remember: you can only add stories that have been posted since this new feature started rolling out (December 2017). After you’ve selected your stories, you’ll be prompted to choose a title and select your cover photo.

Instagram Highlights SBG

WAIT! I’m sure you’ve seen many of your favorite Instagrammers have branded cover highlight photos, right?

I’m sharing a video tutorial on how to create branded Instagram Highlight covers for FREE. Press play below!

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The Social Butterfly GalAbout The Social Butterfly Gal: I’m Christina, an event + social media strategist helping local businesses & lifestyle brands strategize + generate a buzz online! In between the sips of coffee, social media notifications and writing, you will find me living up to my brand name; being a social butterfly; attending various networking and local events around San Antonio, TX.