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What is Instagram Guides? How to activate your account Guide Icon?

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

In this post, I am going to show step by step how to add the new Guides button in your Instagram profile. Plus, explain in detail what is Instagram Guides? and some of the benefits this new feature has to offer.

What is Instagram Guide? It's a new way content creator or influencers can share and consume content on Instagram. The feature was available to limited account users within the health and wellness advocates vertical. Recently, Instagram has launched this new format for sharing curated, scrollable content to everyone.

If you don’t have access yet, Don't you worry!

I am going to give step by step to activate your accounts icon feature today within 5 minutes.

Step 1: Find someone with guide activate

You will need to go into someone Instagram account who already has the Guide button activated.

Step 2: Activate the icon

Once you open my Instagram profile, you will see the new Guides feature is the second icon from the left. Tap on that icon it will show you all the Guide I've already created.

Step 3: Create Guide

Select from any of the guides I have created and scroll all the way down and you see blue text says " Create Guide". There are three types of Guides format options you can select from when creating it.

  • Places: Recommend places in your city and beyond

  • Products: Recommend your favourite products

  • Posts: Recommend posts you created or saved

Benefits: There some cool benefits having this feature activate on your Instagram special if you are content creator, traveller influencer or content creators who work with multiple brands. The Guides feature it allows you to curate the post according to specific topic, theme or product catalog. Plus, you can easily share Guides on your Instagram Stories or with other users by tapping the paper plane icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 4: Select images for your Guide lines

Select a few images that you can group them as them. Once you have selected the images you guide template will be displayed with the default cover image. You can change by a select a different image.

Step 5: Add Headlines and Descriptions

Add the Titles for the Guide and description. Also, don't forget to add each picture headlines and descriptions. Once you down filling in the headline and description text. Click share to profile. Da Ta aaa you are complete. To add more guide just click on the plus button next to your initial guide and add more.


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Sher Shares Blog

Great tips, I need to think about what kind of branding I want to convey.

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Nicole's Cooking

Hi Neecee, This is Nicole, Such a wonderful sharing! Great Job! All the best! 

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Faith Adodo

Thanks for this wonderful Interview. I love the questions and enthusiasm. 

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