Instagram Highlights were introduced on Instagram in 2018, but they rolled out to users with no rhyme or reason.
Previously you had to add an image to your story before you could update your highlight story cover but now you can update the highlight cover without posting them to your story.
Click the video below to watch the tutorial or continue reading for the step by step tutorial.
Here’s how to Update Instagram Story Highlight Covers (without posting them to your story):
Click on one of your Instagram Highlights.
Tap the three dots for More “… More”.
Tap on “Edit Highlight” then “Edit Cover”.
Slide to the LEFT, tap on the image icon and upload your highlight from your library. Tap done when finished.
Repeat steps for the rest of your story highlights.
How to Update Instagram Story Highlight Covers by lindseyhazel on Jumprope.
As far as creating instagram highlights goes, there are a lot of options for these, I chose to keep mine simple with colors but you can create your own with software like Canva or photoshop, buy some from Creative Market like these, these or these Photoshop templates and of course you can download free ones from Pinterest.
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