If you ever felt the need to expand your instagram knowledge worry not, I am Here to Help You.
Let’s start at the basics.
#1: Add Line Breaks to Your Bio
Have you been trying to write a pitch-perfect Instagram bio but you’re getting frustrated because Instagram removes your line breaks? This is a quick-fix that could make a huge difference to your bio — and leave visitors with a great first impression!
How to add line breaks to your Instagram bio:
• Open a note-taking app on your phone.
• Type out your bio, using the return button to create new lines of text.
• Once you’re happy with your bio, copy the text
• Open your Instagram app and navigate to “Edit Profile”
• In the “Bio” field and paste your text into the box
• Tap “Done” in the top right of your screen and enjoy your new bio!
#2: Appear in More Search Results on the Explore Page
Did you know that the “Name” field in your Instagram bio is searchable? That means that you can change it to words that highlights what your Instagram profile or business is about.
By including important keywords in your Name field, your chances of appearing in Instagram’s if anyone searches for those keywords will be much higher!
How to do it:
• Tap on “Edit Profile” on the top right of your Instagram profile
• Under your profile picture, you’ll find the “Name” field. Change the text here to include your keywords
• Once finished, tap “Done” on the top right corner of your screen
#3: Link to Other Profiles or Hashtags in Your Bio
Instagram has the ability to add clickable text in your bio. So now when you include a # or @ before a word or account, other users will be able to click it to learn more!
This could be really useful if you’re managing more than one account for your brand, or if you’re running a branded hashtag campaign.
How to do it:
• From your Instagram Profile page, tap “Edit Profile”
• In the bio section, add any Instagram handles (including the @ symbol) or any hashtags (using the # symbol)
• Tap “Done” in the top right of the screen when you’re finished with your bio
• Instagram will automatically make this text link to the Instagram profiles or hashtags
#4: Find the Right Alignment for Your Bio
There are a few ways to make your Instagram bio standout, and getting the right alignment or spacing for your bio could make all the difference. This one might take some trial and error to get right, but the results will be an eye-catching bio that really stands out!
Remember: You only have 150 characters for your Instagram bio, so be careful to not compromise on your brand messaging to get your alignment right.
How to change the alignment or add spaces to your Instagram bio:
• Open your Instagram account in a web browser. (This Instagram hack can be done in the mobile app, but it’s a lot easier in the desktop version)
• Copy the space between the arrows (make sure you’re copying the space between the arrows, not the arrows themselves!): >>⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀<<
• Tap the “Edit Your Profile” button from your profile page on Instagram
• Navigate to the “Bio” text field and paste the spaces you copied above before each line of text. If your text isn’t perfectly centered, you can always add or delete spaces until you achieve the perfect alignment!
#5: Add Special Characters to Your Bio Name or Caption
Ever wondered how some Instagram profiles have these cute special characters like sun, stars, and pencils in their Instagram bios?
Believe it or not, these are the original emojis you can find in your word processing programs like Word or Google Docs!
Here’s how to use special characters in your Instagram bio using Microsoft Word:
• Open a Word document
• Start typing your bio and where you would like to place a special character go to “Insert”, and “Advanced Symbol”
• Here you can browse for symbols you’d like to include, like zodiac signs or arrows. Wingdings, Wingdings 2 and Wingdings 3 from the drop-down menu have the most icons to choose from
• Add the icons where you would like them in your bio
• Open your Instagram account on your desktop and go to “Edit Profile”
• Copy and paste your bio from the Word document to your Instagram bio and tap “Done” when you’re finished.