Make your Instagram profile pop! Get savvy with Icons8 for dazzling Highlights covers that draw followers.

Ever noticed those snazzy little circles under an Instagram bio? Yeah, those are Highlights, and they’re not just for show. They’re like the flashy storefront of your Instagram shop, drawing in followers with their allure. Think of them as your profile’s red carpet – they set the stage for your Insta-story, making a statement before anyone even hits ‘Follow.’

Now, if you’re thinking, “But hey, I’m no graphic designer,” we’ve got you sorted. Enter Icons8: your secret weapon to designing Instagram Highlights covers that are eye-catching and a breeze to create. So, ready to give your profile that extra zing? Let’s roll up our sleeves and get into the nitty-gritty of making your Instagram pop!

Table of contents

  1. Understanding Instagram Highlights covers
  2. Size and design in Highlights covers
  3. Icon packs for diverse themes
  4. Customizing icons for your Instagram aesthetic
  5. Free Instagram Highlights covers pack
  6. Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Instagram Highlights

So, what’s the big deal about Highlights? Think of them as your Insta-story’s best buds, giving a sneak peek into your profile. They’re like little signposts guiding your followers through your Insta-journey. Whether it’s your daily grind at the gym, your furry friend’s antics, or your latest travel escapades – each highlight cover tells a part of your story.

The functional side of Highlights covers

And here’s the kicker: they’re not just decorative. They’re your brand’s mini billboards, making that first impression count. A well-crafted highlight cover can speak volumes about your style and what you bring to the table (or the feed, in this case). It’s about creating a vibe that resonates with your audience, making them think, “Hey, this is a page I want to follow!”

instagram mockup

Size and design in Highlights covers

Size matters, especially when we’re talking Highlights covers. You want them just right – not too big that they’re cropped weirdly and not too small that they fade into Insta-oblivion. So, how big should you make your Highlights covers? The magic number is 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. This ensures your covers look crisp and clean without any awkward cropping.

Design dynamics: the art of standing out

Design isn’t just about looking good; it’s about communicating who you are. Whether it’s the cool minimalism of black and white covers, the whimsy of pastel colors, or the boldness of travel-themed icons, your design choice is a direct line to your personal or brand story. It’s where form meets function, creating a visual language that speaks to your followers.

Choosing the right colors and themes

The color and theme of your Highlights covers are your secret weapons in the Insta-battle for attention. If you manage Instagram accounts you know that the color and theme of your Highlights covers are your secret weapons in the Insta-battle for attention. Purple for that touch of mystery, cute and girly vibes for approachability, or gym-themed for that fitness-focused profile – each choice sets the stage for your Instagram narrative. And with free icon packs, the possibilities are just about endless.

Icon packs for diverse themes

Your highlight covers are a reflection of your personal brand or style. Whether you’re into minimalism or vibrant patterns, the right icons can elevate your Instagram aesthetic. Luckily, we offer a treasure trove of free icon packs perfectly suited for various themes. Let’s explore icon packs that can transform your Instagram Highlights:

Customizing icons for your Instagram aesthetic

Your Instagram theme is like your digital fingerprint – unique to you. So, why not ensure your Highlights are just as personalized? Here’s how Icons8 can help you maintain consistency across your profile:

  1. Identifying your theme: Take a look at your Instagram feed. What colors, moods, and patterns do you see? Are you all about minimalist black and white or maybe soft pastels? Knowing your theme is the first step.
  2. Finding the right icons and colors: With Icons8, you can search for icons that align with your theme. If you’re into travel, find icons of planes, maps, or suitcases. And remember, you can always tweak the colors to fit your palette.
  3. Experimenting with backgrounds: The background of your cover can significantly impact its look. Try different backgrounds in Icons8 to see what complements your theme best – whether it’s a solid color or a subtle pattern.
  4. Consistency is key: Ensure all your covers have a consistent look and feel. This doesn’t mean they all have to be identical, but they should belong to the same family.

Free Instagram Highlights covers pack

Unlock the full potential of your Instagram profile with our free Highlights covers pack, exclusively from Icons8! We understand the power of a visually appealing profile and are here to help you make that striking first impression.

What’s inside?

Our pack features a diverse range of cover designs, catering to various themes and aesthetics. Whether you’re into minimalist chic or specific themes like travel, fitness, or fashion, we’ve got you covered. Each design is crafted with attention to detail and is ready to use, saving you time and effort.

Easy to use:

  • Hassle-free download: Simply click to download the pack of 50 covers. No sign-ups or hidden costs.
  • Variety of choices: With a wide array of themes, there’s something for everyone.
  • Ready to upload: These covers are sized perfectly for Instagram (1080×1920 pixels), ensuring a seamless fit.
free brown instagram highlights cover pack

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get Highlights covers on Instagram?

  1. Create or download your cover image: Use Icons8 to craft or choose an existing cover.
  2. Upload the image to your Instagram Story: First, post it like any regular story.
  3. Add the story to your Highlights: Once it’s live, open the story, tap the ‘Highlight’ heart icon, and either add it to an existing collection or start a new one.
  4. Set as your Highlights cover: Go to your profile, press and hold the Highlights, then tap ‘Edit Highlight’ > ‘Edit Cover’ and select your new image.

Can you add old photos to Instagram Highlights?

Absolutely! You can add any old story to your Highlights as long as it’s in your story archive:

  1. Go to your profile and tap ‘New’ under ‘Highlights’.
  2. Choose the old story you want to add: Scroll through your archived stories and select the one you need.
  3. Edit and add to your Highlights: You can then adjust the name and cover of the Highlights as needed.

How big to make Instagram Highlights covers?

Size matters for clarity and quality. The recommended dimensions for Instagram Highlights covers are 1080 x 1920 pixels, which aligns with the Instagram story size. But with recent updates, you can use any picture you like of any size, but be mindful of the quality.

Check out our guide on designing Highlights covers yourself.

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