Adding spaces in Instagram isn't rocket science. Yet many people have trouble getting it right.
Most people are on Instagram so they can consume content that's entertaining and/or aesthetically pleasing. They're not there to read a story. So coming across a lengthy, unformatted caption can irk them. The same goes for unformatted bios that are just plain messy.
But for some brands and influencers, there are times you need to write a lengthy message for your caption. In such a case, adding spaces in-between lines isn't something you can just overlook. You need to add a break to improve readability.
For instance, maybe you need to create a post to promote a contest or giveaway. And you need to make sure that you include all of the details about how to enter and some important disclaimers in the caption.
So you obviously need a lengthy caption for this.
As for your Instagram bio section, you need to make sure that you list all your important achievements when describing yourself.
You may have a lot of information to share through your captions, hashtags, and bio. But that means you'll risk making it too difficult to read without proper formatting. In which case, you'll end up losing the interest of people you're trying to impress or engage.
That's why I decided to write this blog post to guide you on how to add spaces in your Instagram bio section and captions.
In this post, you'll gain a better understanding of all of the steps you need to take to properly format your Instagram bio and captions to attract and engage your audience.
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How to Add Spaces in Instagram: Best Practices to Follow
Before I discuss the steps you can follow to add spaces in your Instagram bio and captions, there are a few best practices that you need to remember.
Following these best practices for adding spaces on Instagram will help you minimize frustration while trying to properly format your captions and bios:
#1: Avoid Writing Directly on the Instagram App
You might be reading this blog post right now because you've tried formatting your IG captions and bios right in the Instagram app and it didn't work.
If you try to add a paragraph and line spacing within the app, it will automatically publish your post with zero-spaced formatting. And this is a major cause of frustration for anyone who knows that good formatting works but hasn't been able to successfully format their Instagram captions and bios.
So, how can you add spaces in your Instagram bio and captions?
So instead of directly writing your caption within the app, try writing it in your phone's Notes app first. You can then copy and paste this finished copy. Then paste your caption into the app when you're publishing a new post or changing your Instagram bio.
You can even use your email app to create a draft of your caption or Instagram bio and then copy and paste it from there.
So, what's the bottom line here? What should you keep in mind to add spaces between paragraphs on Instagram or in your Instagram bio?
The main rule to keep is that you should avoid writing directly on the Instagram app because you cannot format it correctly that way. It's much easier to copy and paste your Instagram bio and captions from other apps.
#2: Take Out Extra Spaces
Another solution to fixing your spacing issues — take out all the extra spaces in your Instagram captions.
If your invisible line break is going to work, you need to take out the extra space between the last word or punctuation and the invisible space.
For example, if you’re finishing a sentence with a full stop, avoid hitting the space button as you would normally do. Instead, hit the “Enter” or “Return” button right after and then add the invisible space in your Instagram bio or caption.
How to Add Spaces on Instagram Bio and Captions: 3 Different Ways Explained
There are several ways to add spaces in your Instagram bio and captions. You can choose from the following options, depending on what’s preferable and convenient for you.
Option 1 to Add Spaces: Make Line Breaks With Symbols
The easiest way to add spaces in your Instagram bio and captions is by using symbols. It’s also the fastest option to add line breaks and you can still type directly into the Instagram app. This means it's a lot easier to put spaces in your Instagram bio and captions this way.
You can use characters like a dash or a period, as well as emojis wherever you need a line break in your Instagram bio or caption. And this extra character will act as the space between paragraphs, effectively creating line breaks in your Instagram bio, comment, or caption.
The main problem with this option for adding spaces and line breaks in Instagram captions and bios is that the symbol will be visible in your Instagram bio or caption. Which might not make it viable for some people who want to add line breaks or put spaces in their Instagram bio, comment, or caption.
In the screenshot below, you can see a line break added using a period as a symbol.
Image Source: Instagram
Here’s how you can add spaces and line breaks using this option:
- Type your Instagram bio or caption into the bio or caption area on Instagram.
- When you need a line break, tap on the “Enter” or “Return” button on your keypad.
- Add the symbol in the next line. You can add a period to make it as minimally visible as possible in your Instagram bio or caption.
- Tap on “Enter” or “Return” again and start typing the next paragraph.
- If you want more line breaks between two paragraphs, you can keep repeating steps 1 and 2 in your Instagram bio or caption, as needed.
Option 2 to Add Spaces: Make Invisible Line Breaks With Your Phone’s Notes App
What if you don’t want lines or symbols in your Instagram bio or captions but you still want to add line breaks? There is another trick through which you can add spaces and line breaks to your Instagram bio and captions.
If you want to add invisible line breaks in your Instagram bio, caption, or comment, there’s a way to do it using the Notes app on your phone. If you use any scheduling app, you can also use that to create your draft instead of the Notes app.
Here are the steps you need to follow to add invisible line breaks to your Instagram bio or caption using this option:
Type your Instagram bio or caption in the app.
- When you need to add a line break, paste these invisible spaces in the next line. The spaces are inside the brackets.
- Paste it multiple times if you want to add more than one line break.
- Remove the brackets.
- Copy the whole draft and then paste it into the Instagram bio or caption space, if you’re using a Notes app.
If you’re using a scheduling app to type your draft, you can just send it to Instagram as usual. You will see the line breaks automatically copied along with the rest of the copy. Just post it as is and Instagram will publish your caption with the necessary spaced formatting.
In the screenshot below, you can see invisible line breaks between the two paragraphs in the caption. They make the whole caption look neat and aesthetically pleasing.
Image Source: Instagram
Option 3 to Add Spaces: Use GramSpacer
You can also use the GramSpacer app to add spaces and line breaks in your Instagram bio, captions, comments. The best part is that you don’t have to use characters like dots and hyphens, which can look messy in your caption copy.
Here are the steps you need to follow to use this tool to add spaces:
#1. Follow the hyperlink to the website given above.
#2. Download their app on your iOS or Android device.
#3. Start typing your caption copy in GramSpacer as you want it to appear on Instagram.
Image Source: GramSpacer
#4. Once you’re done, hit the “Copy Caption” button above the box. This action will automatically copy whatever you’ve typed to your clipboard.
#5. Open Instagram and simply paste this copy into your Instagram bio, captions, or comments to create line breaks.
These tactics can help you create impressive, well-formatted captions and bios that can engage your audience on Instagram.
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Q1. How can you add spaces in Instagram post captions?
A. There are multiple options to add spaces in Instagram post captions, which include:
- Adding symbols such as hyphens and periods
- Copy-pasting blank spaces from the Notes app in your phone
- Using third-party tools and apps such as GramSpacer and instaspacer
Q2. How can you add paragraph spaces in your Instagram captions and bio?
A. You can add paragraph spaces in your Instagram bio and captions by using the below method:
- Copy-paste your caption.
- Press “Enter” when you want to end a paragraph.
- Copy-paste blank spaces from the Notes app on your phone.
- Press “Enter.”
- Start a new paragraph from the next line.
- And so on.
You can divide your Instagram bio or captions content into multiple paragraphs using this method.
Q3. How can you add line breaks/spaces in your Instagram bio?
A. To add line breaks and spaces in your Instagram bio, you need to use apps such as GramSpacer. You can also copy-paste bio content from the Notes app on the phone to add line breaks and spaces.
Another way to add line breaks and spaces in your Instagram bio is to use symbols such as hyphens and periods and press “Enter.”
Q4. How can you get spaces in Instagram comments?
A. Just like in captions and bio, you can get spaces in Instagram comments using apps like GramSpacer and instaspacer. You can also copy-paste well-spaced content from the Notes app into your Instagram comments section to get spaces.
Q5. Why don’t return spaces appear in my Instagram posts?
A. When you type captions on Instagram with return spaces and line breaks, the formatting you do will disappear when you publish the post.
To avoid this, you should type your captions in the Notes app or in apps such as GramSpacer and copy-paste it from there to your Instagram post. This will help you add spaces and line breaks in your Instagram posts.
Q6. How can you put spaces in your Instagram bio using the mobile app?
A. You can copy-paste bio content from the Notes app on your phone to Instagram’s bio section to put spaces in your Instagram bio.
Ready to Make Your Instagram Bio & Captions Look Neat and Aesthetically Pleasing?
Adding spaces on Instagram bio and captions can significantly improve their readability. These are some of the options and steps that you can try to improve how you format your Instagram bio and captions. As you can see, there are three main options you can choose from, depending on what’s most convenient for you.
Did you find this guide helpful? Have you faced any issues related to adding spaces in your Instagram bio or captions? Let us know in the comments below.
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