How to have a nice Instagram profile

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Judit Llordes
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Choose the right username

Choose the right username is the first thing you need to pay attention to if you want have a nice Instagram profile. Remember that users of the Instagram community will associate you with your username and, consequently, choosing one that fits your profile is a fundamental step to make it more appealing. Furthermore, an attractive and easy to remember username will allow other Instagram users to find you more easily, so it is a detail that you absolutely cannot leave to chance.



When choosing your username, you need to take several factors into consideration. For example, are you going to use your Instagram profile to promote your professional business or simply to share photos with your friends? In the first case you could choose a name that represents your company (it is also advisable to turn your personal account into a company profile if you have not already done so), while in the second case you could simply use your first name or a nickname that your friends have entrusted you.

In addition to using a username that allows others to identify you, choose one that is easy to remember and that is also good from a phonetic point of view: if the name sounds good, it is easier to capture the attention of your potential followers.

If you are not satisfied with your current username, change it immediately by choosing one more suited to your Instagram profile.

  • To change your Instagram username from mobile, start the social network app on your Android or iOS device, log in to your account (if required) and tap thelittle man (located at the bottom right). In the screen that appears, presses the button Edit profile, type the new username you want to use in the text field next to the entry Username and save the changes made by pressing on the item end.
  • If you prefer to act from PC, connected to the Instagram login page, log in to your account (if necessary), click on thelittle man located at the top right and then on the button Edit profile (located next to your current username). On the page that opens, write your new username in the text field located next to the entry Username and then click on the blue button Send per salvare I modified it.

If you want to get more details on how to call yourself on Instagram, please consult the in-depth analysis I have dedicated to the topic: there you will find other ideas that will certainly be of great help to you to choose a username suitable for your profile.



Use an attractive profile picture

Since "the eye also wants its part", use an attractive profile picture it is essential to have an Instagram profile that is beautiful to see. Again, before choosing the profile photo you want to use, consider the purpose for which you intend to use Instagram.

Let's say you have the goal of becoming famous on Instagram. To accomplish such a feat, it's best to use a profile photo that directly portrays your face - a nice close-up is just what it takes. Of course, make sure your photo is flawless and that it enhances your features. If you want to take a photo for the occasion, follow the "tips" I have already given you in the guide where I explain how to look good in photos.

If, on the other hand, you want to advertise your business, your website, your brand and so on on Instagram, it would be wiser to use a logo as your profile picture that can allow your followers to associate the profile with your business.

Curate the biography of the Instagram profile

Another aspect not to be overlooked is that of curate the biography of the Instagram profile. The biography, in fact, is one of the first things that leap to the eye when consulting an Instagram profile; do not make the mistake of neglecting the form of the text of the biography or, indeed, of not inserting it at all.

Therefore, try to use the biography to express in a clear and concise way who you are, what your interests are, what your job is and possibly why others should follow you and, if you want to give a touch of hilarity to everything , also insert some emoji suitable for the text present in the same. If you want to promote your website through Instagram, also insert the link that refers to your website in the bio.



  • To add or edit your bio from mobile, start the social network app on your Android or iOS device, log in to your account (if required) and press thelittle man (located at the bottom right). In the screen that appears, tap the button Edit profile, type the text of the biography in the text field located next to the entry Biography and save the changes made by pressing on the item end located at the top right.
  • If you want to act from PC, connected to the Instagram login page, log in to your account (if required), click on thelittle man located at the top right and then click the button Edit profile (located next to your username). On the page that opens, write the text of your biography in the text field located next to the entry Biography and then save the changes made to the profile by clicking on the button Send.

Post quality content

Being a social network totally focused on visual content - photos in the first place - it is very important post quality content (since they will be displayed on your profile). If the photos and videos you post on your profile have flaws and / or are aesthetically ugly, your reputation on Instagram won't benefit you at all. If you are not very familiar with the camera, you can find useful tips on how to take beautiful photos for Instagram and on how to take beautiful photos in the insights I have just linked to you.


If you wish, you can make the photos you post more beautiful using the filters I presenti his Instagram (es.  ClarendonReyes, Juno, Gingham, MoonPerpetua, BitterLo-Fi, etc.), but without exaggerating too much so as not to risk “tiring” the users who come to your profile. If a shot is as good as it is, post it without using any filters, using the hashtag #nofilter.


If you want to post a photo, but it has some small defects that can be removed by resorting to photo editing, try to retouch it with Photoshop and GIMP (or other photo editing programs) and, if you prefer to act as a mobile, resort to using it. of apps to retouch photos; but please, post the photo only if you have managed to remove the defect that makes it ugly. Understood?

Get inspiration from successful Instagram profiles

Would you like to have some ideas on what types of content to post to make your Instagram profile more beautiful? you can draw inspiration from successful Instagram profiles. The most popular contents that are posted by users who have built a solid identity on Instagram, in fact, are usually very beautiful to look at and that is also why they are appreciated by thousands of people.

To see what are the most popular contents on Instagram, press the symbol of magnifying glass if you use the Instagram mobile app or click on the icon compass if you use the web version of the social network. Then identify the content that attracts you the most and "study" it in order to understand what are the tricks that made that photo or video so popular. While you're at it, also take a look at the profile of the user who posted the content, so you can see what tricks they used regarding their profile photo, bio, etc.

You can draw inspiration from the most popular content on Instagram by also relying on third-party solutions, such as the very famous service Iconosquare which offers advanced tools to view the most popular Instagram profiles in real time and analysis tools to check your profile. This is a paid Web service (the subscription starts at 7 euros per month), available for free for the first 14 days. For more information about how it works, read the guide in which I show how to be followed on Instagram: there you will find more details on how to subscribe to the service and how to use it.

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