How To Edit Instagram Highlights Cover

Instagram launched the ‘Highlight‘ feature last year (2017). It is quite handy for the users who put lots of efforts into creating their stories. As stories expire after 24 hours and hence don’t get the full exposure. This is where Highlights come into the picture. You can add desired stories to specific ‘Highlight’ and show them on your profile forever or for the desired amount of time. Now, if you want to have a good theme for your profile and make it look professional then you definitely need a good cover for your highlight. This guide will teach you how you can edit Instagram Highlights cover from Android or iOS app.

Not only the cover but you can also edit other things in a highlight like adding/removing photos/videos from the highlight or deleting the complete highlight.

Edit Highlight Cover On Instagram

Step I

  • Long press the desired Highlight once you open your main profile. Within a fraction of seconds, you will see the new menu.
  • Tap on the Edit Highlight. It will open the edit option.

Edit Cover Of Existing Highlight On Instagram


  • Tap on the desired Highlight to view it.
  • While viewing the stories in the Highlight, tap on More (3 dots) and select Edit Highlight.

Step II

Next, tap on Edit Cover present at the top.

Edit Instagram Highlights Cover

Step III

Now, tap on the Gallery icon to choose an image from the Gallery or Camera Roll to make it as the cover of your highlight.

Step IV

Finally, tap on the Done to return back to the main profile. Now your cover looks like exactly you want it to.
Edit Highlight Cover On Instagram

Note: When creating new Highlight while viewing an active story you won’t get an option to edit cover. To overcome this either you can create new highlight from the + (New) option on your profile or from Stories Archive so that you can edit the cover while creating a new Highlight.

Edit Cover While Creating New Instagram Highlight

Edit Instagram Highlights Cover To Make It Attractive

Using a random highlight cover will make your profile look amateur which is of course not good if you are planning to build your personal brand or business on Instagram. Editing highlights cover on Instagram is a very attractive feature which gives a professional look to your profile. Perhaps, it will increase impressions and even followers on your profile. So, don’t wait any longer and make your profile stand out from the crowd.

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