How to pin Instagram Post to your profile?

Yes, you heard it right. You can now pin up to three posts or reels on the top of your Instagram profile. Recently, Instagram announced a new “Pin to Profile” feature in their app. This feature lets you pin your favorite Instagram post on the top of your profile. You can choose up to three posts or Reels to pin to the top of your Instagram Profile.

With the “Pin to Profile” feature, Instagram users can showcase their favorite posts on their profiles for their visitors. Every time someone visits your Instagram profile, they will see these pinned posts on the top of your feed. However, this feature is currently limited to those with a creator account.

So if you are a creator who wants to display their favorite posts on their Instagram profile, this is your time to shine. Here is how to pin an Instagram post on your profile!

How to pin Instagram Posts or Reels on your Profile on Android and iOS?

Pinning a post or reel to the top of your Instagram profile is easy. You have to follow these simple steps.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and go to the profile page.
  2. Scroll through your feed, and find the post/reel you’d like to pin on the top.
  3. Tap on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of your post. 
  4. Select the “Pin to your Profile” option to pin that post on the top of your Instagram profile.

Now that post will appear at the top of your feed with a pin icon at the top-right. Follow the same steps to pin two more posts on the top of your grid.

Note that you can only pin up to 3 posts (including Photos, Videos & Reels) on your Instagram Profile. Attempting to pin more than 3 posts will show you a “Pin limit reached” popup for confirmation. Confirm it to replace your oldest pinned post with the new one.

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An alternate method to pin posts on your Instagram Profile!

You can also use the long-press-to-peek feature of Instagram to quickly pin any post on the top of your grid.

If you are using an Android, long-press to peek at the post, you want to pin and slide your finger on the three-dot to see the options menu. Tap on “Pin to your profile” on the menu to quickly pin that post on your Instagram profile.

While on iOS, when you long-press on a post on your profile, it will show the option “Pin to Profile” right below it. You can tap on it to pin that post on your Instagram profile.

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Now let’s see how to unpin a post from your Instagram account.

How do I unpin a post from your Instagram Profile?

Like pinning, removing the pinned post from your Instagram profile is also easy.

You can unpin a post when you no longer want it on the top of your Instagram grid. Or if you want to replace one of the pinned posts with a new one.

Open the post you’d like to unpin from your profile. Then tap on the three-dot menu on the top-right corner of that post, and select the “Unpin from Profile” option to remove it from the pinned section.

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Pin photos, videos, and reels on your Instagram Profile.

Instagram’s grid pinning feature allows you to highlight the most important posts on your profile. You can use this feature to grab the attention of your profile visitors by pinning the most relevant posts on the top.

Whether you are using Instagram personally as an individual creator or professionally as a business, this new feature can help you make your profile stand out for your visitors, and help them better connect with you.


About the author

Anubhav Bhatnagar
Anubhav Bhatnagar
He is your friendly neighbor who love learning and sharing it with everyone. A nerd who loves observing, exploring, and critiquing. He fancies good design, and it trying to find his way somewhere in between minimalism and essentialism. You can connect with him @AnooBav on all social platforms.


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