How to Rearrange Instagram Highlights in Your Profile

February 8, 2019

Instagram highlights are nothing but a collection of your 24-hour stories which are available permanently on your Instagram profile. Instagram allows its user to showcase these moments to everyone who wants to visits their profile. Story highlight is a great feature of Instagram to store photos permanently. It allows a user to compile the old stories in a new section that sits below their Instagram bio. Having a story highlight on the Instagram profile is the best thing, especially for those people who love taking photos.

How do IG highlights work?

The Instagram Story highlight works in a sequential manner or order. Whenever a user adds a story in the highlights, the highlight will move to the beginning of the user's highlight list. So as a user, if you want to move a particular highlight to the front or beginning of the list, that can be done by doing the following:
  • Add story to the highlight you intend to move to the beginning: To add a story to your Instagram highlights,

a) Tap and hold the highlight bubble

b) Choose Edit highlight

c) Go to Archive

d) Select any Instagram story

NOTE: The Instagram story you are to select can be anyone because you can still remove it afterward if you don't want it to show there.

e) Then select Done

  • Remove or Edit Story: To remove or edit the story that was selected or any other story at all,

a) Tap and hold the highlight bubble again.

b) Choose Edit highlights

c) Move to the bottom

d) Uncheck the story you want to remove. This way the story does not appear in your highlights.

How to Rearrange Instagram Highlights in 5 Steps

When you think about it, it's just natural for some users to desire to rearrange or reorder their Instagram stories in a particular way or order they want, but Instagram does not have a feature to make that happen at the moment. But not to worry, this article will show you how you can rearrange your highlights on Instagram.

 The steps below explain the techniques for rearranging your Instagram highlights.

1.  Let's consider five highlights on your profile say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & you want to rearrange it like 5, 1, 2, 3, 4.

2. Then simply go to your Story --> add 'new story' to your profile with any temporary image (which you can remove after).

3. Add that story to highlight '5' which you want to see at 1st position on your Instagram profile.

4. You can delete a recently posted story from your profile immediately so that no one can see it.

5. Go to your profile and you will see your highlight is arranged like 5, 1, 2, 3, 4

NOTE:  The stories feature by Instagram automatically allows users to save 24-hour-long stories into a private section of the app when they expire. This can be done by the users, they just need to find the archive icon on their profile. On the other hand, if you want to save your story for a lifetime, then you must think of another way which is arranging your Instagram highlights on your profile.

Why Highlights on Instagram are important?

Instagram Highlights has great features that benefit its users in various ways. For personal use, it helps users to rearrange or order all their highlights in any manner they wish to as well as save them for future reference.

For users running business accounts on Instagram to promote or advertise their businesses to their potential customers, Instagram highlights can help you by:

  • Allowing you to introduce your business to the public. It helps you inform people as well as potential customers about your business. Instagram highlights can specialize in branding and website designs by showing the previous work so people can get a quick view of the business.

  • Instagram highlights can also be a great option for you as a business owner, to display all your freebies. A Blog post that is helpful in promoting your business. Remember, the content that you will be putting out there for your audience has to be directed to the people. The information from your business that you want to tell your audience, Instagram highlights can be the key to save & store informative posts.

  • You can promote your business using these Instagram highlights, for events or launchings coming up and meet potential customers.

  • You can also share updates on what’s happening in your business. If you have a great promo for your services, sales or on your products, and so on. It depends on what business or service you have to offer/render to potential customers. This could be an easy way to market or advertise it to the public.

  • Instagram highlights help you to save your 24 hours stories. It is helpful to those people who love to save their precious pictures as their memories on social media.

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Tips and Tricks that might be helpful to you about Instagram Highlights

  • Editing your highlight cover image: This is the best thing to do, as your first highlight will serve as your own highlight cover image, it will automatically appear. Thus, there are some ways to edit your highlight cover image. You just need to go to your highlighted story and click More. Then, you can have various options to optimize your Instagram highlights cover image, just click Edit highlight and in this section, you can edit your cover image. In editing your cover image, remember that you can always pinch, zoom and drag to reposition the cover depending on how you want to.

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  • Naming your highlights: Instagram highlights can give you the freedom that you want, you will have the option to name your highlights. But because the area is limited and small, your highlights name may consist of 8-10 letters only. It is better to have the Instagram highlight name as short and sweet, so it is more attractive. You can do this by heading to more of your highlight.

  • Adding and removing frames from your highlight: You can do this by heading to the More button and click Edit highlight. You can choose if you want to have a frame or remove the frame in your Instagram highlight.


Reordering Instagram highlights varies with the need of an individual, and also depends on their desire. The best thing about Instagram highlights is that it can help you to attract potential customers, especially to a business brand. It is very important to those business owners. Specific content and collaboration with other influencers or vloggers, and also for personal stuff.

It's just like a memory card that you can buy in the market, you can store photos according to your will. You can arrange them according to your desired sequence and most importantly, you can look through the photos over and over again as much as you want and at any time you want.

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Saurabh Mukhekar
Saurabh Mukhekar is a Professional Tech Blogger. World Traveler. He is also thinker, maker, life long learner, hybrid developer, edupreneur, mover & shaker. He's captain planet of BlogSaays and seemingly best described in rhyme. Follow Him On Facebook

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