Open up Instagram and you'll be flooded with thousands of (mostly) beautiful images. Each feed is unique to the users, with grid spaces populated with images that suit individuals personality and style. But did you know customisation extends to your Instagram bio too? Instead of having the same ol' font as everyone else, you can stand out with different typography.
But having the right font for your Insta handle is an important part of crafting the perfect Instagram bio, so you need to pick wisely if you want to build your following and make sure it's found by the right people. If you need some inspiration, we've got
a great list 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.
Insta bio's 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.
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. 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
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.
Speaking of legibility, bear in mind that you probably don't want the whole of your Insta bio to be in a different font, or it may become hard to read. Once you've found the font you want to use, copy it.
02. Paste in Instagram
Open Instagram, and go to Edit Profile, then paste in your new font. Click Submit and you are done. That's it!
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.