Instagram is now launching the ability for users to pin up to three posts, comprising photos or Reels, to the top of their profile grid. The company says the latest feature will allow creators to have more flexibility to express themselves on their profiles. The capability to pin three posts is rolling out globally to all users. You can pin a post by navigating to a specific photo or Reel and clicking on the three dots in the top right corner and selecting “Pin to your profile.” Once you do so, the post will appear at the top of your profile grid.
Users Can Pin Three Posts to Further Highlight Their Content
“Your profile is your space, so we’re looking for more ways to give you control over that experience,” said Instagram head Adam Mosseri in a video posted to his social channels about the new feature that will allow users to pin three posts. The ability to pin a specific post to your profile is a welcome feature for users who want to highlight their favorite posts that may have been buried somewhere farther down in their photo grid. The feature could also be useful for creators who post frequently but want to highlight a specific post.
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You can now choose up to three posts or Reels to pin to the top of your profile. pic.twitter.com/9waQkueckG
— Instagram (@instagram) June 7, 2022
Currently, users have the option to pin Stories to their profile, but this latest feature expands this ability to posts. Although you could previously highlight a post in a Story and then pin that story to your profile, this new feature makes that method a lot more straightforward. It’s worth mentioning that the new feature works similarly to Twitter’s “Pin to your profile” feature and TikTok’s “Pinned videos” option, both of which let you pin content to the top of your profile.
Meta Has Launched Sound Sync Feature on Facebook Reels
Today’s announcement comes as Meta recently launched several features for its Reels products across both Facebook and Instagram. Most notably, it’s rolled out a Sound Sync feature on Facebook Reels and added support for longer Instagram Reels of up to 90 seconds, up from the previous 60 seconds limit. The company also introduced several more creative tools, audio tools, templates, and other options to make Reels more engaging.