Finsta stands for Fake Instagram. It’s an Instagram account that documents photos of teens and young adults they’ve shared only with close friends. For many, an Instagram account is often used for professional purposes and people don’t want to post funny things on their profiles with hundreds or thousands of followers. But a Finsta profile is only followed by close friends, this way one can share funny moments, inside jokes, or pictures without any cool edits with their loved ones.
How to create a Finsta?
Creating a Finsta profile is a really straightforward process. The most important thing is to come up with a username that doesn’t have your name or surname in it. And you shouldn’t use your own real photo as a profile picture too. You should make sure your Finsta is not easily found unless you share its username with someone.
Follow these steps to easily create a Finsta:
- Open your Instagram.
- Click on the three-line icon, located in the top right.
- Find “Add Account” at the bottom of the Settings windows.
- Next, choose “Sign Up” to be able to create a new Instagram account.
- Then, enter your phone number.
- Now click on “Create new account.”
- Add a username (As we’ve mentioned above, don’t use your name and surname. Imagine something funny!)
- Do not link a Facebook account (You shouldn’t link any other outside accounts too).
- Now, add a profile picture.
- Click on “Next”.
- Post something.
That’s it! You’ve succesfully created your Finsta, you can start posting funny images and videos. Don’t forget to invite your close friends to follow you!
Best Finsta examples
Even some celebrities have Finstas, for example, Bella Hadid has been using a fake Instagram account for her blonde alter ego called Rebekka Harakuju.
Another funny example would be Pammburglar which is the Finsta profile of Pam Bump. She loves fast food, so her Finsta name is a quirky combination of Pam and Hamburglar. She uses her Finsta as a way to post photos and videos of events, food, and travel.
What to post on Finsta?
In fact, Finsta’s don’t have to follow any rules. People can express themselves with a variety of different posts on these accounts. But best examples would be food and throwback profiles.
Everybody knows what a throwback post is. Sometimes people share their favorite nostalgic moments on their Instagram accounts. But sometimes this content is only for some close friends and some throwbacks of yours might be really personal. That’s when Finsta comes in!
You might use your personal Instagram account to share the important events in your life with professional concerns. But at lunchtime, it might be a good idea to share a post from your favorite pizza restaurant using your Finsta.