Even though the Instagram App is one of the most popular apps in the world, many users find it difficult to do simple tasks such as add a line break on a caption or in a bio.
This step-by-step guide will show you how to add line breaks on Instagram on ANY device.
What is a line break?
A line break is simply text on a new line, below the previous line.
Here’s an example of an Instagram line break:
Where can you add a line break?
You can add a line break to the following places on Instagram.
Why might you need to add a line break?
Adding a line break is useful for a number of reasons. Essentially, it makes your caption or bio more clear, and therefore can increase conversions and generally makes your Instagram look better.
How to add a line break to a caption on Instagram
Adding a line break on Instagram is easy and only takes a few seconds.
Method 1: Notes App (Apple devices only)
Got an iPhone or iPad? This method is perfect for you.
Step 1: Open the Notes app
Step 2: Type in your desired caption
Step 3: Add spaces where you want to have the line breaks
Step 4: Highlight the entire caption, hold down and select ‘Copy’
Step 5: Open the Instagram app and create your post
Step 6: When prompted, paste the text you made in the Notes app in the Caption box
Step 7: Post! That’s it – you should now see a properly formatted line break in your Instagram caption
Already made the post and want to edit it? That’s fine, just follow the steps up to number 4 and instead, click edit on the post you want to edit and then paste it in there instead.
Method 2: Google Keep (Android users)
Use an Android/Google device? Don’t worry, you can still add line breaks on Instagram.
Step 1: Download the free Google Keep App
Step 2: Create a new blank note on the app
Step 3: Write your caption
Step 4: Add spaces where you want line breaks
Step 5: Copy the entire caption from the Google Keep App
Step 6: Paste into the caption box on Instagram
Step 7: Post. That’s it, you’ve successfully added a line break on Instagram
Method 3: Special Characters & Emojis (All devices)
This method still works by breaking up the post, but it doesn’t look as clean as the previous method in my opinion.
Step 1: Open the Instagram App and go to make a post
Step 2: In the caption box, write the first line of your caption
Step 3: Press the return key on your device
Step 4: Add a character like • or an emoji such as ➖
Step 5: Press the return button once more
Step 6: Repeat until necessary
Step 7: Post – you should see a nice line break with an emoji or charter separating the lines.
How to add a line break in an Instagram bio
Adding a line break to your Instagram bio is a must in my opinion, unless you have a short bio. Did you know that you can also add #s to your bio and get found by other Instagram users?
You can add a line break to both Personal and Business profiles on Instagram.
You must use a Mobile Device or Tablet to add a line break to an Instagram bio – you cannot do it on Desktop.
Step 1: Click ‘Edit Profile‘
Step 2: Click on ‘Bio‘
Step 3: Write the first line of your bio, then press return on your keypad (for Apple devices, you have to press the ‘123’ key first)
Step 4: Repeat where necessary
Step 5: Click ‘Save’
You should now have a perfectly formed Instagram bio – nice!
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