24 October 2022

How to pin posts & reels to your profile on Instagram

Wondering how Instagram’s pinning post feature works and why you should be using it? Pinned posts have been one of our favourite new features of 2022! They are a great way to give your content more visibility and it allows you to have more control over what people see when they visit your profile. In this article, we will show you exactly how to pin your posts, what kinds of posts you should be pinning and why it is such a useful tool for business owners.

What is Instagram’s pinning post feature?

Introduced earlier this year, Insta’s pinning feature allows users to pin up to three posts to the top of your grid. Similar to features on Facebook & Twitter, when you pin posts, they will stay at the top of the grid until you manually remove them or switch them over. The great thing about Instagram’s pinning feature is that you can post up to three not just one AND this includes both posts & reels – hurrah! You can easily see if a post is pinned as you will see a small white pin at the top right-hand corner of the post.

Why pinning posts is useful

If you post regularly (which, if you are a small business owner, you should!) you will know that the more you post, the further down your page your older posts go until they are likely forgotten and no longer seen by visitors to your page. The pinning feature allows you to save important posts to the top of your feed to ensure they do not get lost as you post new content.

How to pin & unpin a post

Pinning & unpinning posts & reels is super easy! Simply tap on the post you want to pin, head to the three dots in the top right-hand corner and then tap the “Pin to Your Profile” option on the menu and voila, your post will pin to the top of your page! To unpin a post, head to the three dots on your post again and tap “Unpin From Your Profile” and the post will automatically return to its place in your chronological feed. Note that pinned posts will appear in the order you pin them so the first will appear on the right and the last on the left.

Ideas for pinned posts

Pinning posts is such a great feature especially for small business owners using Instagram to promote their brand. Think of them like an extension of your highlights and an opportunity to show visitors to your page some key messages or information that will help sell your services or products. Here are some ideas of the kinds of posts that you could pin to your profile:

  • New products & services
  • How to work with you
  • One of your best performing posts or reels
  • Some news or an update about your business or industry
  • An introduction post presenting yourself, your team or your business
  • Your bestselling product / service
  • Special offers, promotions or competitions you currently have running
  • Seasonal content
  • Fantastic customer or client reviews
  • A tutorial or educational post that will help your target market
  • Press or awards that you or your business has received

Remember to regularly review your pinned posts & switch them up to make sure they are all relevant and to give your grid a refresh every so often.

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