How to Delete Highlights on Instagram

Instagram highlights are a great way to keep your Instagram stories around for longer – creating a quick go-to for…

Instagram highlights are a great way to keep your Instagram stories around for longer – creating a quick go-to for stories which are displayed on your profile page with a header and your choice of cover image.

Whenever you add a new Instagram story, you can also add it to an existing highlights tab – or create a new highlight reel for a specific event, occasion, or style of Instagram story post.

Highlights are fun ways to keep your stories connected with your profile, well beyond the 24 hour standard story limit.

But what happens when you want to delete a specific story from your highlight – or delete the entire highlight?

3 Steps to Delete An Entire Highlight

  1. Head to your profile page and find the highlight that you want to delete (these are located above your grid posts and underneath your bio)
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  2. Press and hold on the highlight that you want to delete
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  3. Select ‘Delete Highlight’
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3 Steps to Delete a Story From Your Highlight

  1. Head to your profile page as above and find the highlight that you want to edit or remove a specific story from
  2. Click through the highlight until you find the story that you want to remove, then click on the three horizontal dots in the bottom right hand corner. Select ‘Remove from Highlight’ to remove that specific story from the highlight carousel
  3. ALTERNATIVELY… Follow the above steps, but instead of clicking ‘Remove from Highlight’, select ‘Edit Highlight’. This brings up a screen where you can unselect stories which are part of your highlight, removing them from the highlight carousel. Select ‘Done’ when you’re happy with the new selection

What Is a Highlight Cover?

If you’re on the ‘Edit Highlight’ screen and are wondering what the cover is, this is the image which can be seen on your profile page alongside the highlight’s title.

If you click on ‘Edit Cover’ you can scroll through all of the pictures and stories connected to that highlight, selecting the best one for your highlight cover photo.

We hope this helps you to personalise your Instagram profile and make highlights a core part of your profile’s presentation!

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