Deciding to cash in on this opportunity, Instagram has been adding new features to it — the latest being Stories Highlight and Story Archive.
Introduced in December 2017, the Story Archive feature is designed to give you an opportunity to hold on to your favorite Instagram Stories by archiving them to a folder within your account. While these Stories could previously be saved in your phone memory, this new addition will let you have all your Instagram Stories and posts under one roof.
Apart from that, you can select your pick from archived Instagram Stories and highlight them in your profile. Cool, right?
So, let's figure out how to archive your Instagram Stories and highlight them like a pro.
Once you get the above prompt, tap Edit in Settings and turn the toggle to archive your stories.
This makes sure that all your stories are saved to your Instagram account even after they have passed their 24-hour deadline.
As I mentioned above, this feature makes it easy to hold on to your favorite Instagram moments.
Step 3: Create a Story Highlight
Having done the above, revisit your story and tap on the little heart icon at the bottom-right corner.
Give a name to the Highlight and voila! You have successfully created your first Instagram Stories Highlight.
The highlight(s) would appear in your profile below your name. What's more? You can have more than one highlights and a highlight can have more than one story.
Step 4: Add More Instagram Stories Highlights
Once done, you can create more highlights either from your current Stories or choose the ones from the Archive folder.
To do this, tap on the Plus icon at the far-right corner (beside your highlighted story) and choose one (or more) from the Archive folder.
Alternatively, you can directly visit the Archives to create a Highlight. Tap on the icon at the upper-right corner and choose the stories.
Also, you can switch between your Stories Archive and Posts Archive by tapping on the drop-down at the upper-right corner.
How to Edit an Instagram Stories Highlight
Editing an Instagram Stories Highlight gives you the choice to add more stories to it, change the cover image or even modify the thumbnail.
All you need to do is open the highlight on your profile, tap on the three-dot menu icon and choose Edit Highlight. Once all the changes are done, tap on Done and the changes will be reflected immediately.