Instagram is my favorite social network, I love to see what you are doing, I love to see your face (See the “Should I post this Selfie” flowchart), and I love to see what is going on in your world.
What I don’t love is how tough formatting is on Instagram. Spaces and line breaks are crucial to writing well online, so today I’m going to share a work around for editing your Instagram captions.
How to add spaces and lines to your Instagram captions-
Step 1. Type out your caption in your note pad.
Do not use any numbers or punctuation at the end of your sentences.
This is the key!! Never use regular periods at the end of a sentence.
Now, copy your whole caption in Instagram under your image.
Step 2. Paste your caption to Instagram
Here’s the tricky part about Instagram, sometimes this works, sometimes it will only give you the first line break, erase all later line breaks, and cram everything else below it together.
If that happens, just click the edit button on Instagram and log in to try to fix it yourself.
Here are ways that work (most of the time) to fix the second line break issue: click to get to the number keys on your keyboard and click return twice and add a ‘.’ or a ‘-‘.
For this Instagram I tried the ‘.’ and when I saved it, it still deleted my space line randomly. (ugh)
Next, went into edit again, and I added a ‘-‘ and was able to at least format my text for better readability.
Yes, the random ‘-‘ isn’t optimal, but neither is having all the words in one paragraph. Lesser of two evils, I say.