Instagram Stories is one of the most used features on the platform.

Over 500 million people post and view stories to share content, interact with the audience and market their brands. 

While Stories expire after 24 hours of posting on the platform, Instagram understands every-so-often you might want to keep all the hard work you’ve put to create remarkable stories for your audience. 

For instance, say you’ve created a series of stories showcasing the key features of one of your products or explaining how to use it.

Now, you might want to keep these stories on your profile to help your audience visit them anytime. 

This Is what the highlight feature helps you achieve.

While creating highlights on Instagram is pretty straightforward, most people get confused when deleting them from their profiles.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to delete highlights on Instagram.

What are Instagram Stories Highlights?

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Consider highlights as a “band of stories.”

Stories expire after 24 hours of posting, but highlights stay on your profile indefinitely.

You can use them to catch the attention of your audience visiting your profile, showcase client feedback, promote your products, educate your audience and more.

For instance, you can create a highlight and call it: Testimonials.

Here, you can add many stories featuring testimonials from your customers.

Now, every time a potential customer will visit your profile, they can click on the highlight and tap through all the testimonials you’ve added.

How to Create Highlights on Instagram

Well, before discussing how to delete highlights, let’s quickly recap how to create them on Instagram.

Follow the steps below to create highlights:

1. Launch the Instagram application

2. Add a new story by tapping on the “Plus icon” or click on an existing story 

3. Tap on the “Highlight” icon

4. Name your highlight and tap on “Add”

That’s how you can create a highlight on Instagram. But the social media giant also allows you to add stories to existing highlights. 

To achieve this, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to your profile and tap on the highlight you wish to add stories to
  2. Click “Edit Highlight” after tapping on the three-dotted ion
  3. Slide to the “Stories” section to select the stories you want to add from your Story achieve
  4. Tap “Done”

Here, you can also edit the cover of your highlight. This’s a great way to customize the highlight according to your brand’s tone and color palette

Instagram also allows you to remove stories from a highlight.

How to Delete Highlights on Instagram

Deleting highlights from your Instagram profile is simple. 

Follow the steps below to achieve this:

  1. Navigate to your profile after launching the Instagram application
  2. Tap and hold on the highlight you wish to delete
  3. This’ll trigger a menu with a set of options, from which, tap on “Delete Highlight.”

Well, that’s all you need to do to delete a highlight from your profile.


There you have it. Now you know how to delete your highlights on Instagram.

Highlights help you create a conglomeration of stories which stay on your profile indefinitely.

You can use this to generate brand awareness, influence users, market your services and more. Following the above steps, you can create, edit and delete highlights.

I hope this article helps.