How to use Story Highlights on Instagram

Instagram Story Highlight

Instagram introduced its Highlights feature for stories a while back. But if you’re a new Instagram user or simply never tried Highlights before, this how-to is for you.

As you probably know, Instagram stories disappear after 24 hours. But if you turn one into a Highlight, it stays on your profile until you remove it. This is a great way to give your followers more insight into who you are or what your business is all about.

Here, we’ll show you how to add, edit, and remove Story Highlights on Instagram.

How to use PhotoBooth for your Instagram story

Instagram PhotoBooth Countdown

Instagram offers some great features for creating memorable stories and posts. You can use Multi-Capture to quickly snap several photos for your story. And you can use PhotoBooth for that “photo booth” look, which is what we’ll walk through here.

Just like sitting in that photo booth at the mall, you can capture four pictures of you and your pals, pets, or just yourself. Then, add them to your Instagram story for something a little different. Here’s how to use the PhotoBooth feature in Instagram.

How to use Multi-Capture to instantly add photos to your Instagram story

Use Multi-Capture on Instagram

New features come and go with apps. And if you’re an Instagram user, you may notice a feature you haven’t used before when creating a story. This feature is called Multi-Capture and it allows you to snap a few photos to add to your story.

Multi-Capture gives you a quick and easy way to create a story on the fly. Shoot photos of yourself or someone else and turn them into an Instagram story instantly, here’s how.

How to post on Instagram from your computer

Instagram Post from Safari on Mac

You know that Instagram has a website you can visit in any browser. The problem is that you can’t post using the Instagram site. However, with a couple of extra steps, you actually can.

Here, we’ll show you how to post on Instagram from your computer using Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. This lets you grab those photos or videos you have saved on your computer and post them to Instagram without opening the app on iPhone or Android.

How to add music to your Instagram story

Add Music to an Instagram Story

A while back, Instagram announced the ability to add music to your stories. And if you jumped onto that cool feature, then this isn’t anything new to you. But if you’re just starting to use Instagram or simply use it more than before, you can take advantage of it to make more memorable stories.

You can search or browse for a song from Instagram’s collection for one that fits. With flexibility and options, adding music to your Instagram stories is simple, here’s how to do it.

How to disable suggested posts on Instagram

Instagram Suggested Posts Not Interested

Instagram offers a feature to help you discover something new called Suggested Posts. So maybe you’ll see a post from a similar account you follow and decide to follow that one too.

While many find suggested posts helpful for expanding their interests, others find them less than useful and even distracting. If you’d like suggested posts to stop appearing on your feed when you log into Instagram, we have good news and bad news…read on.

How to use the Instagram archive for posts, stories, and live broadcasts

Instagram Archive on iPhone

As you know, an archive collects historic items and Instagram provides you with an archive for your posts, stories, and live broadcasts. This allows you to hold onto posts you no longer want to display, stories that disappear, and live broadcasts that have ended.

The nice thing about the Instagram archive is that you can still relive those moments, reshare them, or get rid of them for good. The archive is under your control for the most part, with a few exceptions.

Here, we’ll show you how to use the Instagram archive. We’ll cover how to archive items, access your archive, reshare posts, stories, or live broadcasts that you find there, and any limitations you need to know.

What are and how to share stories with Close Friends on Instagram

Add to Close Friends List on Instagram

While the Close Friends feature on Instagram may not be brand new, it may be new to you. You can choose the friends you want on this exclusive list and then share your story just with them instead of everyone. This is a handy way to share a story with your closest pals or immediate family.

Here, we’ll show you how to set up your Close Friends list, edit it, and share your Instagram stories with those besties on it.

How to receive a daily reminder to limit your time on Instagram

Daily Limit Reminder on Instagram

As we all know, social media sites and apps can be huge time sucks. You jump on to wish someone a happy birthday and before you know it, you’ve wasted an hour of your workday browsing your feed.

You can use tools like Screen Time to limit the time you spend on specific apps. But Instagram brings their own built-in tool to the app. This tool doesn’t technically limit the time you spend on Instagram but reminds you that you’ve been using it long enough.

Here, we’ll show you how to receive a daily reminder to limit your time on Instagram. But first, we’ll fill you in on how to see the amount of time you’re actually spending with the app each day.

How to manage your Instagram notifications

Instagram Notifications Screen on iPhone

If Instagram is your social network service of choice, then it’s important to set up your notifications. And with the flexibility and options, you can tailor your Instagram notifications to your preference.

From receiving alerts for likes and comments to IGTV view counts, you can get a notification for whatever is most important to you. Here’s how to manage your Instagram notifications on iPhone and the web.