How To Create Instagram Story Highlight Icons

Hello friends!  Instagram has got to be, hands down, my favorite social media platform.  As someone who is a super visual person it just speaks to me… visually… LOL… you know what I mean!  And Instagram has been changing it up recently in all sorts of good ways!  I love watching insta stories for example.  It’s like reality TV only with people that I know and who are friends of mine.  With the addition of Instagram Story Highlights we can save our favorite stories to share with friends and followers over and over!  So while messing around on Instagram today I created icons for my highlights and wanted to show you how you can too…

Creating a custom icon for Instagram Highlights is actually super easy I am happy to report.  All you need to do is make an image that you want to use as your icon, upload it to your insta story and select it as your highlight cover.

To create my Instagram Story Highlight Icons I simply used an app on my phone called Rhonna Designs (1). Then I selected a background (2), added font and an image (3) and finally saved it as a jpeg to my phone (4).  UPDATE: the design pack that I used for most of my images is called “Doodles + Frames – Doodles”.  You will need to upload this image to your instagram stories.  Then select it from your highlight archive and set it as your cover image.

The hardest part was deciding what kind of categories to create.  I decided to go with Crafts, Recipes, Home, Quotes, Camping, Boy Mom and Thunder.  Thunder is our 3lb chihuahua that is far too adorable NOT to share!  I have included most of my images below in this post.  Feel free to save them to your phone to use yourself.  I made icons for my personal insta account @heatherpainchaud as well.  It may have taken me a maximum of 10 minutes from start to finish?  It’s pretty fun and easy to customize Instagram Story Highlight Icons and I love the professional, personal touch they give to my insta accounts.

I hope that I have inspired you to organize and play with your insta account a bit.  Please let me know if you do change your icons, I would love to see them!!!

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