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How to change the featured Instagram cover | Social networks

Highlights is the highlight feature of Instagram stories. By default, a random image is chosen and displayed as an icon on your social network profile. However, with a simple trick it is possible to customize this detail and use text, emoji or any desired image.

Check out, in the following tutorial, how to customize the icon of your stories featured on Instagram. The walkthrough was performed on an iPhone (iOS), but the tips are also valid for Android phone users.

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Learn how to customize the icon of your featured stories Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudoLearn how to customize the icon of your featured stories Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

Learn how to customize the icon of your featured stories Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

Step 1. Open Instagram Stories and make a story with the cover you want. You can send an image from the gallery, add a text or emoji, with a white or colored background, from the writing tool;

Create a story on Instagram with the desired icon Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraCreate a story on Instagram with the desired icon Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Create a story on Instagram with the desired icon Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. After publishing the story, add it to the highlight that you want to cover. To do this, tap on "Highlight" and select the highlight;

Add the story to the highlight you want to customize Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraAdd the story to the highlight you want to customize Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Add the story to the highlight you want to customize Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. Go to your profile and open the highlight that you added the photo to be used as an icon;

Open the Instagram highlight where the story was added Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraOpen the Instagram highlight where the story was added Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Open the Instagram highlight where the story was added Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 4. Tap "More" in the bottom right corner of the screen, and click "Edit highlight";

Edit the selected highlight to be Instagram cover Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraEdit the selected highlight to be Instagram cover Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Edit the selected highlight to be Instagram cover Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 5. Then, tap "Edit cover" and select the photo you added. It must be the last one on the list. Once this is done, click on "Finish" in the upper right corner of the screen;

Edit the featured image on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraEdit the featured image on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Edit the featured image on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 6. Finally, go to "Finish" again to save the changes and see the result. Repeat the procedure for all the highlights to be personalized.

Save the new cover of your story featured on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraSave the new cover of your story featured on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Save the new cover of your story featured on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready. Take advantage of the tips to customize the icon of your stories in highlights on Instagram Highlights.

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