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Storrito Q&A: How do I create icons for the highlights of my Instagram Stories?

Want to successfully showcase your brand on Instagram? Then Instagram Stories should be a part of your daily work. In our "Storrito Q&A," we’ll explain everything you need to know about Instagram, Instagram Stories and Instagram marketing. Today: How do I create icons for the highlights of my Instagram Stories?

Why should I use icons for my Stories highlights?

The Stories highlights on Instagram are located right under the bio section of your Instagram profile. Therefore, they are the first thing a follower or potential follower sees on your profile.

Stories highlights are like trailers for your Instagram feed, and they are your best opportunity for making a great first impression.

You can easily create a consistent look for your Instagram highlights by using uniform icons as covers.

How do I create covers for my Instagram highlights?

There are a lot of templates for cover icons on the internet. But you ought to consider investing a little time into creating your own design.

This way, you can include your brand language and corporate design. This is how you can create a consistent look for every piece on your account.

Creating your own Instagram highlight covers is pretty simple. Because the highlight covers are circular, you should use an aspect ratio of 1:1.

Open your favorite tool for graphic design and choose a 1:1 dimension, for example, with 2000 x 2000 pixels.

Choose a background color that fits your brand identity and then enter an icon that best describes the content of this particular highlight. Additionally, you could insert a written note using your brand's font.

No matter what you choose, always remember to keep your highlight cover icons very simple. They will be very small in your profile, so their topics should be visible at first glance.

How to create a new highlight with a cover icon

  1. Go to Instagram and open your profile.
  2. Tap the plus icon in your highlights section.
  3. Choose the stories you want to save in your highlight, then tap “Next” in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap “Edit Cover” to upload your prepared icon.
  5. Tap “Done” to save your cover.
  6. Tap “Add” to save your new story highlight.

Edit the cover icon in an existing highlight

  1. Open Instagram and go to your profile.
  2. Select the highlight you want to add a new cover icon.
  3. Tap “More” via the three dots in the lower right corner.
  4. Tap “Edit Highlight.”
  5. Tap “Edit Cover” and choose your new icon.
  6. Tap “Done” twice to save your changes.

Conclusion: Instagram Stories are the foundation of a good marketing strategy

Instagram Stories are becoming an increasingly important part of a good marketing strategy. To make it easier to work on stories in a team, Storrito can help. You can design, edit and schedule your stories from the comfort of your computer. This way, everyone has access to and an overview of your Instagram stories.

Tobias ManrothAuthor image
Tobias Manroth
CMO at Storrito

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