How to Edit & Delete Highlights on Instagram

Instagram Stories are a great way to share photos and videos of moments throughout your day. They’re a collection of photos and short videos that are viewed one after the other, as if you’re “telling a story”. Instagram Stories are only temporary; however, disappearing from your profile after 24 hours.

With Instagram’s Highlights feature, you can make a permanent home for your favorite stories. Highlights allow you to group together multiple stories and display them permanently near the top of your profile.

When you create a highlight you can choose a cover photo, stories to show from your archives, and a name for the highlight. Instagram doesn’t limit the number of highlights you have, and you can even change out stories any time you please.

In this article, we’ll show you how to edit and delete highlights in Instagram.

How to Edit a Highlight in Instagram

If you made a mistake when creating your highlights then you’re in luck, because Instagram makes it easy to edit them. You can change the title of your highlight, the stories in it, and the highlight’s cover photo. Unfortunately, you can’t change the order of the stories in your highlight (yet).

  1. Open the Instagram app and sign into your account.
  2. Tap your Profile picture in the lower right corner and then tap the highlight you wish to edit.
    Instagram Highlight on Profile
  3. Tap the 3 dots in the lower right corner of the highlight and select Edit Highlight.
    Instagram Edit Highlight in Highlight Ellipsis Menu
  4. Here, you can edit the highlight’s cover photo, title, and which stories are a part of this highlight.
    1. To edit the cover photo, tap Edit Cover and select a different story or choose a photo from your photo gallery.
      Instagram Edit Cover Photo on Edit Highlight Screen
    2. To change which stories are in this highlight, switch to the Stories tab and tap each story you wish to add or remove. Stories with a checkmark in the bottom right corner will appear in this highlight while those without won’t.
      Instagram Stories on Edit Highlight Screen
    3. Changing the title is easiest, simply type in a new title where the current title is shown.
    4. Be sure to tap Done when finished making your edits.

How to Delete Highlights in Instagram

Whether you have a few old highlights you want to get rid of, or one that didn’t turn out like you wanted, you can always delete them in Instagram – here’s how:

  1. Open the Instagram app and sign into your account.
  2. Tap your Profile picture in the lower right corner.
  3. Tap and hold the highlight you wish to delete and then select Delete Highlight in the menu that appears.
    Instagram Delete Highlight in Highlight Long-press Menu
  4. Finally, tap Delete in the confirmation box.
    Instagram Delete in Confirmation Box

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