How to publish a suggested highlight on your Instagram profile, or add your current story to an already published highlight

  • You can add a suggested highlight to your Instagram profile from your profile page or add your current story to a published highlight in a few simple steps. 
  • Highlights help you showcase your stories even after they've disappeared.
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Instagram stories can help you showcase your life, but they disappear after 24 hours. So if you're looking for something more long-term, adding highlights to your profile is a great option. 

The process is simple, and it allows you to keep those photos or videos posted and accessible for as long as you want.

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How to add a suggested highlight on Instagram

1. Open the Instagram app and log into your account, if needed.

2. Go to your profile by tapping on your picture icon in the bottom right corner. 

3. Tap "Story Highlights" underneath your bio.

4. A dropdown will appear. 

5. You can either select one of the suggested stories, or hit "New," designated by a plus sign icon.

6. After tapping "New," you can select any of your past stories by tapping each image you want to add.

7. After selecting the images, hit "Next" and on the next screen, you can edit your cover image and highlight name. 

8. Tap "Add" (iPhone) or "Done" (Android) to add it to your profile.

Suggested highlights will also appear on the "New" screen underneath your past stories. To add one, tap the circular icon at the bottom of the screen and select either "Edit Highlight" or "Add to Profile." Clicking "Add to Profile" will immediately publish the highlight. 

How to add a current story to a published highlight

If you have a story currently posted, you can add it to the published highlights on your profile.

1. Tap on your current story. 

2. On each image or video of your story that you want to add to your published highlights, tap "Highlight" in the bottom right corner of the screen. 

3. Then select which highlight you to add it to, or create a new highlight by tapping "New." 

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