How to pin photos and videos to your Instagram profile

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Instagram is finally giving you more control over your photo grid, allowing you to display your favorite posts at the top. Instagram has started rolling out the option to pin posts to your profile. Possible pin up to a total of three posts above on your profile, with the remaining six spaces reserved for your most recent posts. In this article, we detail the steps to pin photos, videos or Reels to your Instagram profile.

Pin Photos and Videos on Instagram (2022)

Pin Instagram profile posts on Android

1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile. Here, select the post you want to pin to your profile and tap the three vertical dots icon in the upper right corner. From the popup menu that appears, tap “Pin to your profile”. Instagram will now pin the post to your profile, and everyone who visits your profile will see it first.

2. Pinned posts will have a visual pin icon in the top right corner to indicate that you have pinned them. This pin is visible to you and anyone who visits your profile.

Unpin posts from Instagram profile on Android

To unpin an Instagram post using the Android app, open the post and tap the three vertical dots icon again. then, select “Unpin from profile”. If you remove all pinned posts, your feed will appear in reverse chronological order as before.

Pin Instagram Profile Photos on iPhone

1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone and open the post you want to pin. now, tap the three-dot horizontal menu and select “Pin to your profile”.

Alternatively, you can long-press on a photo to see the “Pin to profile” option in the popup menu. Here’s how it works:

2. Just like the Android app, you’ll see a pin icon indicating pinned Instagram posts.

Unpin Instagram Profile Posts on iPhone

To unpin a post you’ve previously pinned on Instagram for iOS, open the pinned post and tap the three-dot horizontal menu. When the list of options appears, select “Unpin from profile”.

Alternatively, you can long press on a post to see the “Unpin from profile” option. This is the easiest way to remove pinned photos and videos from your Instagram profile on your iPhone.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can you pin a post on Instagram?

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Yes, Instagram has started rolling out the option to pin photos, videos and Reels to your profile.

Q: How many posts can I pin on Instagram?

Instagram currently allows you to pin a total of 3 posts to your profile. If you try to pin a fourth photo or video, it will replace the oldest pinned post.

Q: Can I pin photos to the Instagram website?

As of this writing, you cannot pin photos and videos from the Instagram website. However, posts you pin from the mobile app will appear at the top even on their web counterpart.

Highlight Your Top Instagram Posts With Pins

This is how you can pin your favorite Instagram photos, videos, and Reels to the top of your profile. The post pinning option will be useful for Instagram creators who are interested in highlighting certain moments or occasions on their profiles. In the meantime, if you’re someone who’s tired of seeing suggested posts in your Instagram feed, head over to our guide on how to turn off suggested posts on Instagram.

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