How to Make Instagram Story Highlight Covers

Instagram stories are a great way to share info with your followers and the archives feature allows you to save your stories forever. Instagram story highlight covers are a lot easier to make than you might think. Using the Canva app you can make custom Instagram story highlight covers that fit your theme for any topic you want. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the Canva app or go to and search for Instagram Story.

Step 2: Select the blank Instagram story template. This will give you the perfect sizing for your Instagram story cover.

Step 3: Choose your background color. Press the plus button if you want to make a custom color or enter a color code.

Step 4: Choose an Icon or Add Text

First, select the plus icon at the bottom of the screen and then click graphics to add icons, or text to add a text box.

Then, search for an icon and increase the size.

Step 5: Save the image to your camera roll.

Step 6: Post the Cover on your Instagram Story.

Step 7: Create a Story Highlight by selecting the + icon on your Instagram profile and entering a description or name for the highlight.

Step 8: Repeat steps 1-7 to create another story highlight!





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