How To Make Your Own Instagram Highlight Covers

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Blogging Tips

Hey guys! Today I am going to show you how you can make your own instagram highlight covers using Canva, a simple design website. The process is actually very easy and you can create your own highlight covers in no time!

However, I also have some FREE instagram highlight covers that you guys can download by clicking below :

How To Create Instagram Highlight Covers:

Okay so the first step is to open Canva on your web browser. I suggest you make these on a laptop as it will be much easier. This can be done by going to

Next you need to click on “Create a Design” on the top right corner of the screen.

There type “Instagram Story Highlight Cover” and click on the option. The dimensions would be 1080 × 1920.A blank page will open in front of you.

Go to google and search for the color code of the color you like. For example i like sage green so I’ll search for sage green color code. Go to google images and copy down that code down.

Now come back to Canva and click on the white empty page you have in your design. In the top left will be a rainbow colored box. Click it and enter your color code in the space given below. Your page is now colored.  Awesome!

Now make as many copies of the page as you want ( depends on the amount of highlight covers you want)

Now, on the left side of the screen you’ll see some options. Click on the ”Elements Option” and a lot of graphics will appear in front of you. On the top, a search bar will be present. Write the name of icon you want in it. For example, I want to add the “message icon” so i search for that and select an icon I like.

The selected icon will appear on your highlight page, position it in the centre of the page and make the small a bit smaller so it doesn’t cover the whole page.That’s it. Repeat the same on other pages and add the icons you like.

Now save these images as jpg or png and transfer them to your phone.

How To Upload Instagram Story Highlight Covers:

Go to your profile and click on the Highlight whose cover photo you want to edit. In the bottom left you will see three dots. Click on those three dots and a pop up menu will appear on your screen. Click Edit Highlight  > Edit cover, you will see at the bottom a row of the stories you have in that highlight. And right before those, there is an icon with mountains. Click on that icon and you can then choose any photo from your phone.

If you’d want to buy some custom highlight covers in a reasonable price, you can check out my Creative Fabrica shop!
Thank you 🙂

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