How to Pin Photos and Videos to Your Instagram Profile (2022)

Instagram finally gives you more control over your photo grid, letting you show off your favorite posts at the top. Instagram has started rolling out the option to pin posts to your profile. You can pin up to a total of three posts at the top profile, with the rest of the six slots reserved for your most recent posts. In this article, we have detailed the steps on how to pin photos, videos or reels to your Instagram profile.

Pin photos and videos on Instagram (2022)

Pin posts to Instagram profile 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. In the pop-up menu that appears, tap “Pin to your profile”. Instagram will now pin the post to your profile, and everyone visiting your profile will see it first.

pin posts to your instagram profile

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

instagram pin indicator

Unpin posts from Instagram profile on Android

To unpin a post on Instagram using the Android app, open the post and tap the vertical three-dot icon again. So, choose “Unpin from profile”. If you remove all pinned messages, your feed will appear in reverse chronological order as it was before.

unpin post from your instagram profile

Pin Photos to Instagram Profile on iPhone

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

pin posts to instagram profile

You can also long-press and hold an image to see the “Pin to profile” option in the context menu. Here’s how it works:

pin video or reel to profile on instagram

2. Like the Android app, you will see a pin icon that indicates pinned Instagram posts.

pinned messages on instagram iphone

Unpin posts from Instagram profile on iPhone

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

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You can also long-press and hold 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you pin a post on Instagram?

Yes, Instagram has started offering 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 overwrite the oldest pinned post.

Q: Can I pin photos on the Instagram website?

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

Highlight your best Instagram posts with pins

This is how you can pin your favorite Instagram photos, videos, and reels to the top of your profile. The option to pin posts will be useful for Instagram creators who want to highlight certain moments or occasions on their profiles. In the meantime, if you’re tired of seeing suggested posts in your Instagram feed, check out our guide on how to turn off suggested posts on Instagram.