How to change the font in your Instagram bio

All bios are not equal on Instagram. Instead of everyone using the same font in their bio, like back in the good ol' days (read, a year or two ago), users are now switching things up with different typography. Want to follow suit? In this post we'll show you how to change the font in your Instagram bio.

Having the right Instagram bio is crucial in attracting new followers, and ensuring your profile can be found by the right people. You should make sure your bio includes any relevant links to other accounts you run or are associated with, as well as relevant keywords or hashtags so that people can find you. Emoji can also help add some colour and break things up. 

Another thing that adds a bit of flavour to your bio is having a different font than the Instagram standard. And the good news is that changing it is both easy and free. Read on to find out how to change the font in your Instagram bio...

01. Choose your font

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. 

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

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. 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.

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