This is a little unusual for me to share business tips in my blog- but one of my goals in 2019 is to give back to my fellow business owners. I am going to share how I do some of the things I do in my business in an effort to help out my fellow entrepreneurs.

This week I am sharing how to make Instagram Highlight Icons using Canva.

How can you make these nice circles under your Instagram bio? Easy peas-y lemon squeezy!

Use “Canva”. Canva is a (super easy) design tool. You can use it on your computer or on your phone. It’s going to make your life so much easier.

I am going to use the Canva App- if you do not have the Canva App- start there.  I usually use the Canva website- I love it for all my graphics.  But for this project- the app has templates for Instagram Story Highlights. (You can totally still do this on your computer if you want to – just using the app saves you the step of transferring it to your phone.  Do make one on your computer using the website use the dimensions 1242 x 2208 px.)

Open your canva app and follow along with me.

In Canva Select “Your Story”

Choose Blank Template

Choose a background color

At the bottom of the screen- choose the color

  1. Choose + if you want to choose your own color
  2. If you know your brand colors- you can choose your own color code here

Choose an icon or add text

  1. Select + on the bottom of the screen
  2. Choose Graphics
  3. Search for the one you want or scroll through what they recommend
  4. Click the one you want
  5. Choose the color of the icon

Add Pages to create more covers and repeat the process.

  1. Once complete- download your design to your photos or camera roll on your phone.
    1. Click Share
    2. Choose Quick Look
    3. Choose Save Image
  2. Make sure you have your settings for Stories turned on….
    1. Go to Instagram
    2. Go to your settings
    3. Turn on “Save to Archive”
  3. Post on your Instagram Story
    1. Weird I know….you have to post your cover to your stories in order to add it to the highlights as a cover.
    2. Share your covers to your Insta Story
    3. Click on “Highlight” Button
  4.  Now you have two choices
    1. Create a New Highlight
    2. Add cover to an existing highlight
  5.  Now that you have these nifty covers- add your Insta Stories to your Highlights
    1. Select the + Button
    2. Assign a Name to your highlight
    3. The new Insta Story Highlight will appear at the bottom of your Instagram bio.