If you don’t know how to center an Instagram bio, we are going to help you out in this guide. Your bio is an important element in your Instagram profile. Even though it’s limited to 150 characters, it’s one of the most important things when it comes to gaining new followers.
A common technique is to center the text in the Instagram bio. When someone looks at your bio, it will look way better than before.
Word processing programs like Microsoft Word include automatic centering features that allow you to select a block of text. Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t have this functionality built-in. However, centering your bio is fairly simple and in this article, we will show you a simple technique to get your bio to center an Instagram bio.
Centering your bio will further shorten the message you can display because the spaces you will use to format your text count towards your 150 character limit.
How to center an Instagram bio?
Open Instagram and tap on “Edit Profile.” Most text editors have at least rudimentary controls for formatting, but Instagram only gives you a plain text box. Type whatever you want and tap the checkmark in the top right corner, and you’re done. But how do you get your text to display in a centered format?
In the text box, you’ll want to add spaces on the left side of each row of text you want to center. If your text strings are fairly short, adding about nine spaces to the left of each row will place the text near the center of the screen on most phones. You will want to add more or less space depending on whether your text strings are longer or shorter. However, you’ll run into a problem. Instagram insists on left-justifying the first line of your bio.
That’s not good. Inserting blank lines won’t fool Instagram, the only way to bring your first line to the center is to use a special non-binding space. There’s no need to get into complicated things; these spaces are coded differently in HTML and will allow you to skip this first-line error in Instagram’s code.
These spaces are inserted underneath between the [brackets] – cut and paste them from there and you can use them for your centering efforts.
Special non-binding spaces:
(You may find it easier to edit on a desktop computer; Instagram will allow you to center your bio on either platform, but editing is often simpler with a keyboard available for copying and pasting.)
If you have sentences or text strings of different lengths, you will need to offset the centering to make them uniform. To do this, go back to the editor and remove and add spaces from the different lines so that the sentences do not wrap around the screen and are evenly distributed along the midpoint of the screen. Experiment and you will quickly see how it works.
Centering is not the only type of text formatting that can give your bio a great look. Sometimes, your profile looks better if you don’t have a centered bio. Centered bios have their drawbacks:
- Lack of space for characters. Bios have a 150 character limit and spaces count against that limit.
- Poor desktop view. Centered BIOSes don’t look as effective on the desktop. Of course, most people will view Instagram on their phones.
- Centered bios break up the text. If your bio is made up of short statements, this may not matter to you. It can also be useful for highlighting disparate elements like email addresses. However, if it interrupts the flow of your bio by forcing it into separate lines, it can look awkward and difficult to read.
In this guide, you’ve learned how to center an Instagram bio. As you can see it is an easy process. You can bring your ideas together and give it a new look to your profile with these simple tricks. Why don’t you try it out now?