Profile Tab

Your profile is the hub for all of your photos, videos and settings on Instagram. Here, you can view the pictures you've shared, the people you're following and who's following you.

Profile Basics

You can write a bio of up to 150 characters on your profile. Please keep in mind that anyone can see your bio.

To edit your bio:

Instagram app for Android and iPhone:
  1. Tap instagram-user-profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap Edit Profile at the top of the screen, then tap Bio.
  3. Write your bio and add the URL to your website.
  4. Tap Done (iPhone) or (Android).
Instagram.com from a mobile browser:
  1. Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap Edit Profile at the top of the screen, then tap Bio.
  3. Write your bio and add the URL to your website.
  4. Tap Submit.
Instagram.com from a computer:
  1. Click your profile picture in the top right corner, then click instagram-user-profileProfile.
  2. Click Edit Profile at the top of the screen, then click Bio.
  3. Write your bio and add the URL to your website.
  4. Click Submit.
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You may need to log into your account before you're able to update your profile information.

To update your profile information, including your username and email address associated with your account:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Tap Edit Profile.
  3. Type in your information and tap Done (iPhone), (Android) or Submit (computer and mobile browser).

Keep in mind, if your account reaches a lot of people, your username change may need to be reviewed. If so, you'll be notified when we've completed a review. If not, your username will change immediately if available. Your followers may be notified of your username change.

Some profile information isn't visible to anyone but you. This includes your email address, phone number and gender.

Learn what you can do if you forgot your password or can't log in to your account. If you think your account has been hacked, learn more about what you should do.

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To add or change your profile picture:

Instagram app for Android and iPhone:
  1. Tap instagram-user-profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap Edit Profile.
  3. Tap Change Profile Photo.
  4. Select where you'd like to import your picture from.
  5. Tap Done (iPhone) or (Android).
Instagram.com from a mobile browser:
  1. Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap Edit Profile.
  3. Tap Change Profile Photo.
  4. Select where you'd like to import your picture from.
  5. Tap Submit.
Instagram.com from a computer:
  1. Click your profile picture in the top right corner, then click instagram-user-profileProfile.
  2. Click Edit Profile.
  3. Click Change Profile Photo.
  4. Select where you'd like to import your picture from.
  5. Click Submit.

You can take a new photo or add a photo from your phone's photo library or Facebook. If you choose to import from Facebook, Instagram will use the same picture you're already using for your Facebook profile.

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