How to write in different fonts on Instagram

Making your Instagram account stand out is pretty difficult when the range for customisation options is relatively small. This blog looks at how you change the fonts in your bio, captions, comments and on your story, so you can find an atheistic that works for you and freshen up your account.

For Bio, Captions, and Comments

When writing in the comments, your captions, or your bio there is only one standard font provided by Instagram. However, you can change the font by writing in a different format on an app or web-based font generator and then copy-pasting the text to Instagram. It should be noted that you will need to use a computer to change the font using this web browser method. 

There are several Instagram-compatible font generating tools available for free, including CoolSymbol.com and IGFonts.io. Type out whatever it is you want to write and copy and paste this to wherever you want on Instagram.

If you want to change the font of your Instagram bio and name, for example, you can do it by clicking on the “edit profile” option. You will see a list of options like name, email, and bio and boxes next to these. You can paste the text in your chosen font from the websites listed above into these boxes.

If you don’t want to use a web browser there is a workaround for your mobile device. Downloading a custom keyboard app like Sprezz keyboard.  This is an alternative for the regular default keyboard on your mobile phone. To use this keyboard, you need to go to your settings and replace your existing keyboard with this one.

Once you start using this keyboard, you can add custom fonts, emojis, and more. What’s more, unlike other tools on this list, where you need to write separately and copy-paste, with this one, you can simply type in a particular font.

On your story

You may already know that when you upload a story to your Instagram profile you can click the ‘Aa’ button in the top right corner to add text. Then Instagram gives you five font styles to choose from: ‘classic’, ‘modern’, ‘neon’, ‘machine’ or ‘italic’, which can be accessed by clicking the font style at the top of the screen. However, it’s likely that we’ll have some new fonts coming to Instagram Stories pretty soon, as Instagram recently shared a preview of 5 brand new fonts they’re currently testing with a small percentage of users.

However, if you can’t wait to start using more creative fonts you can start now by downloading an app. There are a variety of options in the app store ranging in price. Some good options include Phonto, and Fonts, which are free to download but to get access to their full range of fonts for your stories you must make in-app purchases.

Templates for your story

If design isn’t your thing, or you want a more straight forward option, there are tons of ready-made Instagram Stories template apps that you can quickly customise. 

The benefit of using a template is that they’re pre-made by designers. So, they are easily accessible and will make your account look more creative, even if you’re unsure about what layouts and colours go well together.

Storyluxe, Unfold and Seen, for example, have some of the most on-trend Instagram Stories templates available, including polaroid, scrapbook collage, paper, and vintage film reel effects. 

Once you’ve chosen your favourite template, you can easily add text and customise it using the in-app text editor.

We hope this blog is a good starting point to find some ways to experiment with your Instagram account.

Do you have any other topics you’d like us to cover or have any questions? Leave a comment in the section below.

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