How to change the font in your Instagram bio

Want to know how to change the font in your Instagram bio? You've come to right place. The best Instagram feeds are unique to the user. But did you know that customisation extends to your Instagram bio too? Instead of having the standard Instagram font, you can stand out with different typography. 

Having the right font for your Insta handle is an important part of crafting the perfect Instagram bio, so you need to pick your font wisely. If you need some inspiration, we've got a great list of free fonts to help you decide on the type of font you might like. You can then use one of these Instagram font generator tools to customise your own text styles. 

Your Insta bio should be short and sweet – stick to a few key words rather than long sentences – and include any relevant links to other accounts you manage, keywords and hashtags. The odd emoji is also good for breaking things up and adding a bit of personality and colour, but don't go overboard or your bio may become hard to read.

You should also consider that the tools below use unicode characters, which are often not accessible for people who use screen readers, so you definitely don't want your whole bio in a different font. Most people just use them for their name or a small part of their description.

Changing the font in your Instagram bio from the Insta standard is a quick and easy adjustment that can really make your feed stand out, and it's very easy to switch it back at a later date if you change your mind. It's also free. Want to give it a go? In this post we'll show you how to change the font in your Instagram bio in just two easy steps.

01. Choose your font

How to change the font in your Instagram bio: fonts for instagram

The options in Fonts For Instagram range from the simple to the emoji-studded

There are various tools that generate fonts that can be used on Instagram. Try Instagram Fonts or LingoJam, for starters. You could also experiment with Cool Symbol's Fancy Text Generator, but be warned that the interface can be confusing. The Fancy Text Generator tool also gives you the option of decorating your text, although this is probably too much for most profiles.

Type in the text that you want to change, and these tools come up with a list of fonts that can be used in Instagram, showing you how your text would look in each. Some fonts are pretty simple, some use emoji and symbols – with varying degrees of success – and others have so much going on they are almost illegible. 

Once you've found the font you want to use, copy it.

02. Paste in Instagram

Mucho has opted for a different font in its description

Open Instagram, and go to Edit Profile, then paste in your new font. Click Submit and you are done. If you don't like the look of the font you've chosen, you can easily go back to step one and choose another.

If you'd prefer a wider selection of fonts, check out the iOS Fonts – for Instagram app. 

To see other Instagram hacks, including how to add spaces to your bio, see our post: 6 Instagram hacks to transform your feed.

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