How To Make Instagram Highlight Covers on Canva

If you’re like many people, you probably spend a lot of time on Instagram and you’re probably also familiar with Highlights. Highlights are the little circles located under an Instagram profile that contain saved stories. Stories are typically only available for 24 hours, but highlights give users the ability to view them forever.

Creating highlight covers is a great way to add a little spice to your profile and make it stand out. Luckily, it’s not difficult to do. In this post, we’ll show you how to create Instagram Highlight covers on Canva.

Why use Canva to make highlight covers for Instagram?

Canva is a great tool for making highlight covers for Instagram because it’s easy to use and has a wide range of templates and design elements to choose from. With Canva, you can create a professional-looking highlight cover in just a few minutes, without having to hire a designer or learn complicated design software.

Plus, using Canva is a great way to save money on highlight covers or icons. While you can find some free highlight cover templates online, most professionals will charge you for their design services. By using Canva, you can create your own high-quality highlight covers without spending a lot of money.

So if you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to create Instagram highlight covers, Canva is a great option.

What’s the limitation to Canva for creating highlight icons?

There is a limitation to Canva for creating highlight icons and that is you can’t save the icon with a transparent background without the Pro license. With a Pro license, you can download your icon in PNG format with a transparent background to make the highlight cover looks better.

How do I make Instagram highlight covers on Canva?

You can create highlight covers on the Canva website directly. Select the Instagram story template, add a circle, then add an icon in the center. Save it as PNG with transparent background, and then edit your highlight cover with the Canva image.

Here are the detailed step-by-step:

  1. Open Canva.
  2. Sign in with your account. If you don’t have a Canva account, you need to register first.
  3. Select Create a design.canva create highlight cover
  4. Search “Instagram”, and select “Instagram story” to make reasonable highlight cover image resolution.instagram story canva
  5. Click Elements and select a circle.elements on canva
  6. Drag the circle and position it in the center. Resize it so it fits the background.circle on canva
  7. Now, you have to make the circle transparent. Select the circle, and select the color icon on the right side of the “Shape button”, and click the slash red icon to make it transparent.make the circle transparent on canva
  8. Select Elements and search for an icon that you want to add to your Instagram highlight covers. Once you have found one, drag and drop it to the drawing area. Position it in the center.choosing icon on canva
  9. Click Share to save.saving canva icon for instagram highlights
  10. Click Download.download canva image for instagram highlight icon
  11. Select PNG. Checkmark “transparent background” if you have Canva Pro.download canva image
  12. Select Download to save.

Now, you’ll only need to upload it to Instagram and edit the highlight cover with the Canva image.

How do I edit the highlight cover with the Canva image?

You can do this on an Instagram app on Android and iPhone:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Long-tap the highlight which cover or icon you want to edit with the Canva image.
  4. Tap Edit highlight.
  5. Tap Edit cover.edit highlight cover with canva image
  6. Tap the image icon you see at the bottom to browse for the Canva image.
  7. Select the Canva image, and tap the checkmark to save.uploading canva image to instagram highlight
  8. Tap Done twice to save the new highlight cover that you have created on Canva.saving new highlight cover from canva
  9. You’ll now see the created Canva image on your Instagram highlight cover.how to make instagram highlight covers on canva


Now that you know how to make Instagram highlight covers on Canva, you can create beautiful and cohesive covers that will make your profile stand out. With a few clicks and some creativity, you can have highlight covers that reflect your personal brand and attract new followers.

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