How to Create Instagram Story Highlight Covers in 10 Minutes

Hey guys! Happy February. If there was ONE thing that I got asked about this past month, it was how I created the “covers” on my Instagram story highlights! I my highlight covers last month in like less than 5 minutes at 2am lol and so I’ve finally thrown together a quick *video* tutorial (it’s my first ever YouTube video, so pls subscribe)!

I used a website (it also has an app, but it’s not as easy to use) called where you guys can also make these for FREE. Even the icons I used on my Instagram story highlight covers were free too.

Watch below for an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make them, and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel here. Enjoy!

Brief Outline to Creating Instagram Story Highlight Covers:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Find Templates > Social Graphics > Pinterest Graphics
  3. Pick any template
  4. Clear out any text or images on the graphic
  5. Add an icon or “illustration”
  6. Type the Cover category
  7. Duplicate that graphic for the # of covers you’ll need
  8. Customize each cover’s icon and title to correspond with your category
  9. Download & upload to your Instagram stories
  10. Set as your Instagram story highlight covers!

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Enjoy! Be sure to follow along on Instagram at @bbooks and let me know if you have any questions! You can also subscribe to my newsletter here for social media tips & tricks.

xx – Becca


  1. Stevie Nix wrote:

    This was a great tutorial. Thanks for the insight, Becca!

    Posted 2.6.18
    • Becca wrote:

      Thanks Stevie! Appreciate it ? – Becca

      Posted 2.6.18

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