Instagram Bio and Profile Hacks for You

Last Updated on June 19th, 2019 at 10:35 am

Instagram Bio and Profile Hacks

To be able to develop your Instagram account, you will have to put in the effort. You coul not spend too many days away from the platform. You could not publish low-quality images. You could ignore your followers. You have to actively resist the temptation to slack because even social media requires time and dedication. Particularly, You need to have a perfect bio first

Here are some Instagram bio and profile hacks to help you get an attractive bio.

Instagram bio and profile hacks

1. Include a hashtag or profile link your bio

You could now link to a hashtag page or another account in your bio.

How to do it:

  1. Choose the profile icon to go to your profile
  2. Choose Edit Profile and go to the bio section
  3. Type # or @ and then a list of recommended hashtags and accounts will appear
  4. Once you choose the hashtags and accounts you desire, they’ll be linked to in your bio


Note: If you mention someone else’s profile in your bio, they’ll receive a notification and may select to remove the link. And,  Their profile will remain in your bio, however, without a link.

2. Hide photos you have been tagged in (or remove the tag entirely)

Has your brand ever been tagged in a picture that you would rather not be related to? There are methods to remove it from your profile.

How to do it:

  1. Select the person icon to go to your profile
  2. Select the person in a box icon under your bio to go to the Photos of You tab
  3. Choose the picture you wish to remove from your profile
  4. Faucet the three dots icon within the higher right-hand nook and choose Picture Choices
  5. Choose Hide from My Profile or Remove Me From Post if you wish to untag yourself

Pro Tip: You could also select whether or not you’d like tagged images to appear on your profile. To do it, go to the Photos of You page, choose the … icon, choose Tagging Options, then select either Add Automatically or Add Manually.

3. Add line breaks in your bio to make it stand out

When you would like to break up the block of text that’s your bio, this hack is for you. Line breaks are a good way to include information in a visually appealing method.

How to do it on mobile:

  1. Open up a notes app and write out your bio as you would like it to appear—line breaks included
  2. Choose all of the text and select Copy
  3. Open the Instagram app
  4. Choose your profile picture icon to go to your profile
  5. Select the Edit Profile button
  6. Paste the text from your notes app into the bio field
  7. Choose Done to save your changes

How to do it on desktop:

  1. Go to your Instagram profile on the web
  2. Choose Edit Profile
  3. Space your bio as you would like it to appear
  4. Click on Submit to save your changes

Note: Whether edited through mobile or on desktop, profiles seen on a desktop will seem without line breaks.

4. Include a link in your bio to drive traffic

Your bio is a good place to drive traffic to your site or another social channel with a link.

How to do it:

  1. Choose your profile picture icon to visit your profile
  2. Select the Edit Profile button
  3. Enter in the link you would like to share
  4. Select Done to save your changes

Pro tip: Include UTM parameters in the URL to track how much visitors is generated by the profile link.

5. Make your bio appear in more search results

The name field in your bio is searchable. When you include keywords associated with your enterprise in your name, you will be more likely to appear in the search outcomes of people looking for companies in your industry.

digital nomad Instagram bio

How to do it:

  • Choose on Edit Profile on the highest right of your Instagram profile
  • In the Title section, change the text to add your keywords
  • Choose Done on the upper right corner of your screen

6. Change the alignment of your bio

Tired of the old left screen alignment? There is a method to center–and even right—align your bio.

bjrnrs Instagram profile, off centre alignment

How to do it:

  • Visit your Instagram profile in a web browser (it’s simpler than on mobile).
  • Copy the space between the arrows (not the arrows themselves!): >>⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀<<
  • Choose Edit Your Profile from your profile page on Instagram
  • In the Bio field, paste the spaces you copied above before each line of text. Add or delete spaces to align further right or left.

Note: You only have 150 characters for an Instagram bio and each “space” counts as a character.

7. Add particular characters to your bio name or caption

Some Instagram profiles have particular characters like hearts, stars, and pencils in their Instagram bios. Also, you could have them too!

Instagram bio with special characters

How to do it:

  • Open a Word or Google doc.
  • Begin typing your bio. To place a particular character, Choose Insert, then Advanced Symbol.
  • Add the icons where you desire them in your bio.
  • Open your Instagram profile in a web browser and choose Edit Profile.
  • Copy and paste your bio from the Word or Google doc to your Instagram bio and select Done once you’re completed.

8. Switch to a business profile to run adverts and get analytics

When you are a brand and still do not have an Instagram business profile, you are missing out on key features and insights. So, make the switch now.

How to do it:

  1. Go to your profile and choose the hamburger menu
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Select Account
  4. Choose Switch to Business Account.
  5. We recommend that you connect your business account to a Fb Page that’s related to your business. It will make it simpler to use all the features available for companies. At this time, only one Fb Page could be connected to your business account.
  6. Add details such as your business or accounts’ category and contact info.
  7. Choose Done.

Beside these Instagram bio and profile hacks, for more tips on how to optimize your profile, take a look at our post of Instagram Bio Ideas for Business.

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