How to Create Beautiful Instagram Highlight Covers

The best way to create a beautiful Instagram highlight cover is by using icons. You will find thousands of free icons as well in different styles to match your Instagram profile. Head to Iconscout & follow the given steps to download icons.

How to Create Beautiful Instagram Highlight Covers

Creating Instagram highlights is a great way to show your favorite stories to your followers and they go a long way in building your social media presence. The audience of Instagram majorly focuses on the aesthetics and what better way to add a splendid visual appeal to your profile than Instagram highlights?

Whether you’re a content creator, a business owner, or a brand that regularly publishes content like a blog or a news portal, Instagram highlights can showcase your content at the center of your profile which gives your visitors a quick idea about what you do.

Why Instagram Highlights?

E-commerce brands have experienced a great impact on their reach due to the use of Instagram highlights. Let’s see some examples of the brands that are killing it with Instagram highlights.

Nykaa Beauty

Just check how Nykaa Beauty has created separate highlights for cosmetics and beauty products like lipstick, nail paints, and face wash.

Article

Just have a look at the different highlights which the Article has shown on its page. It has kept all the customer reviews in a single highlight and has created different highlights for products and new arrivals.

How to create an Instagram Highlight?

Creating Instagram highlights is an easy task.

  1. Go to your profile and tap the new button(the big plus sign)
  2. Select the stories you want to add to the highlight.

P.S: Instagram lets you choose from archived stories so scroll up and chose your precious stories to add to your highlight.

  1. Tap next and write the name of your highlight.
  2. Select the picture you want to use as your highlight cover and tap done.

Using Icons as Highlight covers

Building an Instagram presence of your brand is a significant step in attracting customers. People on IG pay more attention to aesthetics than anything else. Though you can use any image as a highlight cover but if you want to stand out and make a great first impression, then icons are the best options for creating unique highlight covers.

Let us show you some examples of the brands which use icons as highlight covers like a pro.

Check out the highlight covers of Later Media.

Didn’t they look amazingly attractive? These highlight covers will keep the visitors hooked up with the latest updates, free courses, and stories.

Let’s take another example of our Instagram page Iconscout.

Using icons as highlight covers can give a neat and impactful appeal to your page and will make it easy for the visitors to understand the content of the highlights.

Steps for creating your own Highlight covers using Icons

One of the easiest way to get icons is to search from Iconscout. Iconscout has a collection of more than 2.2 Million icons to look from. You will find thousands of free icons as well in different styles to match your Instagram profile. Head to Iconscout.com and follow the below steps to download icons.

Step 1: Download icon

Open Iconscout website in your mobile/web browser and search for the desired icon you need. In the below example we have searched for Travel icon. You will come across thousands of icons related to travel. You can also apply different filters like style or free/premium according to your requirement.

Hover over to any icon and you will find the download button on it. Click on it, select PNG file format and select PNG 512 size. With this size, you will get icon in higher resolution format.

Step 2: Add Instagram Highlight

Your downloaded icon will be saved in your device gallery. Open Instagram, Go to your profile and tap the New button(the big plus sign). Instagram lets you choose from archived stories so scroll up and chose your precious stories to add to your highlight.

Step 3: Set icon as highlight cover

Tap next and write the name of your highlight. Give your highlight a name and click on the picture you can see on the screen. In Edit Cover option, click on the Gallery button and select the icon image you have downloaded.

You can also resize by zooming in the image. Click on Done and your Highlight cover will be changed.


So, now that you have learned the benefits of Instagram highlights and the hacks of using icons as highlight covers, go, and make your insta profile more interesting. Create your own highlight covers and shine your way through Instagram.

Also don't forget to check Iconscout to download from Millions of icons, illustrations, and 3D assets. We have a huge collection of free icons, free illustrations, and 3D Assets for you.

We will bring another such exciting tutorial for you. Till then Happy Designing!

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