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How to change the font in your Instagram bio

How to change the font in your Instagram bio
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Understanding how to change the font in your Instagram bio isn't a hard process – you don't even have to download anything. To keep things simple, all you need to do is copy the text into one of the many Insta font generator tools, choose the font you like and paste it into your Instagram bio. You'll find the two-step process below, but before we begin: why would you want to customise your bio in this way, anyway?

Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for artists and designers due to its focus on image sharing. But you want your profile to stand out in a crowded marketplace, and an unusual font will help with that. Remember, you don't want it to look childish or amateur, so it's worth putting some time and consideration into choosing the perfect font.

Need some inspiration? Check out our list of free fonts to help you decide on the type of font you might like. 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.

A crucial thing to remember is that changing your Insta bio involves the use of 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 change the font for their name, or a small part of their description.

Remember, too, 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. And don't forget to include any relevant links to other accounts you manage, as well as relevant hashtags. With all that in mind, read on to find out how to change the font in your Instagram bio.

01. Choose your font

(Image: © Fancy Fonts)

First you need to open up an Instagram font generator tool. There are many available on the web, including Insta Fonts, Fancy Fonts and Cool Symbol, but our current favourite is Meta Tags Font Generator, because it makes it easy to preview how your font will look within your Instagram profile. 

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

How to change the font in your Instagram bio

Meta Tags Font Generator makes it easy to preview your chosen font (Image credit: Meta Tags Font Generator)

Some of these fonts 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.

02. 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. 

To discover other ways to tweak your account, and get more from Instagram, see our post on Instagram tips.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is the acting editor of Creative Bloq. Before joining the CB team in 2018, she worked on a range of print titles, including Time Out Buenos Aires, Computer Arts, 3D World, Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between. This year, she was delighted to be invited to join the judging panel on the Brand Impact Awards.