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How to Change the Font on Instagram in Your Bio & Captions

Have you ever wanted to switch up your Instagram by using different fonts? It turns out you can! Instagram uses one font, Instagram Sans. It is crisp, easy to read, and meshes well with its platform, which is filled with incredible imagery. According to Instagram, "Instagram Sans is our new, global typeface. The glyph and wordmark inspired this custom style that nods to our heritage." and it "reflects the shape of the glyph and our commitment to simplicity and craft. The in-between moments of a perfect circle and a square, which we lovingly call the "squircle," show up throughout the typeface." They've put a lot of thought and effort into the font to make it work seamlessly for users (learn more about it here). Still, you may want to switch it up now and again to be a bit creative or to help your content stand out.

How to Change Your Font in Your Instagram Bio and Captions

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How to Change the Font on Instagram in Your Bio & Captions

First, find an Ig font generator that creates stylish text fonts and cool symbols in Instagram-supported Uni Code characters. I use, which is a quick and easy option. Input your text, choose your font, copy and paste, and you are done.

Other font generator tools:



Best Practices for Changing Up Your Instagram Fonts

While switching up your fonts on Instagram can be fun and creative, keep a few things in mind. The Instagram Sans font has a lot of thought and effort put into why it works so well, so take a few lessons from it, including keeping things simple to let your visual content shine. Other best practices include:

  • Make sure your font is legible and easy to read

  • Don't use more than one font (I do, however, combine a fun font with Instagram Sans).

  • Consider accessibility when choosing any additional fonts

  • Have fun!

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