How to change the font in your Instagram bio

An image of Instagram on a smartphone showing how to change the font in your Instagram bio
(Image credit: Future / Joseph Foley)

Wondering how to change the font in your Instagram bio? You may have seen examples of profiles and posts that change Instagram fonts to non-standard type, from cursive text to even more elaborate and unusual choices. Changing font on Instagram can grab attention and make your profile stand out, and it's actually very easy to do.

To change the font in your Instagram bio, or to change your font in captions on Instagram posts, all you need to do is write or copy your text into one of the many Instagram font generator tools that are available online. With most of these tools, you can choose from a range of different fonts for Instagram, then simply copy the text and paste it into the app (or into another social media platform – see our pick of the best social media platforms for artists and the best Twitter alternatives).

Once you've learned how to change font for Instagram, just remember to choose which font, or fonts, you use wisely. You probably don't want your Instagram bio or captions to look childish, amateur or cheesy, and you'll also want it to be readable so take some time to choose which Instagram font to use (we offer some more pointers at the bottom of this guide).

With that in mind, read on to find out how to change the font in your Instagram bio. For more Instagram tips, see our guides to how to turn on Instagram's Dark Mode and how to download Instagram photos. And don't forget to follow Creative Bloq on Instagram!

How to change the font in your Instagram bio

01. Go to an online font generator

(Image: © Fancy Fonts)

First up, you'll need to go to an online Instagram font generator tool in your browser. There are many available on the web, including Insta Fonts, Fancy Fonts, and Cool Font, but one of our favourites is Meta Tags Font Generator, because it makes it super easy to preview how your font will look live on your Instagram profile or on X (the Twitter rebrand).

How to change the font in your Instagram bio

Meta Tags Font Generator makes it easy to preview your chosen font for Instagram and Twitter (now X) (Image credit: Meta Tags Font Generator)

02. Choose the font you want to use in Instagram

Type or paste in the text that you want to change into the box that reads 'Edit text'. Below, you'll see a list of fonts that can be used in Instagram, together with previews of how your text would look in each of them. If you're on a desktop computer or tablet, you'll also see a mockup of how your text will look in an Instagram profile on the right.

Some of the font options are pretty simple; some use emoji and symbols, which may either look creatively inspiring or completely daft; and some will be almost impossible to read. Once you've found the font that works for you, use the 'Copy' button to copy the text.

03. Paste your text into Instagram

(Image: © Gavin Strange on Instagram)

Now open Instagram, click on your profile picture, and click the Edit Profile button. In the form that appears, paste in your text into the appropriate box. 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're using an iPhone or iPad and prefer a wider selection of fonts, check out the Fonts – for Instagram app for OS.  Note that the same technique should also work to change the font in Instagram captions. Just right click and paste the text into the corresponding field when you're making an Instagram post. It will also work to change your font in Twitter and on many other social media platforms too – both in your profile and in posts.

Things to consider if you change your Instagram font

A crucial thing to remember is that changing the font in your Insta bio involves the use of Unicode characters, which are often not accessible for people who use screen readers. This means that it's not a good idea to put your whole bio or entire captions in a different font. Most people only change the font for their name or a small part of their description or caption.

Also remember that updating the text itself can have as much impact as changing the font, if not more. The ideal Instagram bio is generally short and sweet: a few snappy words rather than long sentences. Don't forget to include any relevant links to other accounts you manage. 

We'd recommend choosing carefully which font to use for your Instagram bio before pasting and saving it, because even if you keep the same name, Instagram registers the font change as a name change, and it only lets you make a limited number of name changes in a day, so if you change it a couple of times in one day, it might block you from making any more changes, leaving you stuck for a while with an Instagram font you don't like.

To discover other ways to tweak your account and get more from Instagram, see our top Instagram tips and our Instagram Reels tutorial. We also have a roundup of the best social media logos.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can. 

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