Updated: February 10th, 2019
This is going to be a super short article but total game changer! I knew as soon as I figured this trick out that I needed to share it with you.
Have you seen those beautifully formatted Instagram captions with gorgeous line breaks?
Not only is this less intimidating to read for your followers, it will gain you more engagement since it’ll be that much easier to follow along with what you’ve taken the time to write!
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If you’re like me, you too probably skip the huge blobs of text and quickly skim through those that are neatly organized only going back to the start of the caption if it’s something that’s genuinely intrigued you. We all do it!
Most people follow hundreds of other accounts!
Myself included! However, we rarely take the time to read all of their captions.
Time is money, especially when you do blogging and/or social media full time, right?
So, it’s crucial to not only have strong images but also strong written presentation!
Line breaks will help you get there but how come they don’t work sometimes?
As of February 10th, 2019, it seems that Instagram has finally fixed this issue and now there are only two basic reasons your experiencing difficulties! Keep reading to find out what they are!
Whether you choose to do it with keyboard characters, emojis, or clean blank space, line breaks will elevate your Instagram game! So, let’s start with the basic rules of creating working line breaks in Instagram captions.
Creating Line Breaks In Your Instagram Captions
(1) Write Captions in the Instagram App or in Notes
I personally use the Notes App on my iPhone 8 Plus (or Macbook Air) and love how easy it is to format.
The larger the device you are writing on, the more of an overview you can get of your caption as a whole (sometimes the layout of the text as a whole can be improved or you’ll find that you’ve overused a few words during your thought process).
Also, anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that I’m a bit of an emoji addict (after all, a picture is worth a thousand words, right?)!
So, sometimes, when I’m looking at my overall caption, I’ll feel the need to take it back a bit and cut out a few of those cute little icons.
You may also feel the need to cut down on things like exclamation marks, ellipsis, or other punctuation marks, in addition to moving paragraphs around in your caption to create smoother thought and word flow.
(2) Make Sure to Leave Absolutely NO SPACES After the Last Word in Each Paragraph
This is the most crucial thing you must do to GUARANTEE even line breaks in your Instagram captions!
It’s as simple as that! While many of us have the tendency to add a space following the period that ends our previous sentence (the academic curse, we’ll call it), backspace and drop that habit for Instagram.
As of December 29th, 2018, you can now write your Instagram captions directly in the Instagram app with clean, white space to give you even line breaks if you follow the no spacing rule! No line break generator, emojis, or punctuation marks required!
(3) Do NOT end your sentences with emojis!
Since the beginning of February 2019, I’ve had issues getting line breaks if writing my captions directly in the Instagram app and on Notes whenever I end my line with an emoji!
End your thought with a punctuation mark! In my experience, Instagram will treat your emoji as a continuation of your last line about 80% of the time.
(4) You CAN Write Your Caption In The Instagram App or Copy & Paste It From Notes
If using notes, once you have finished writing out and editing your Instagram caption to your liking, hit Select All on the Notes App and Copy to get it ready for transferring.
Open up the corresponding image on Instagram, choose your filter, do any additional edits, and then paste your text from the notes app into the caption section. For added assurance, do another once over with your text cursor and make sure that there are no spaces after your text and line break marks (emoji/punctuation mark, as discussed above).
(5) Share Your Instagram Post
Once you’re satisfied with the image and overall look of your caption, hit the Share button and enjoy admiring your hard work!
Did this trick work for you? I’d love to hear how you did! Let me know in the comments below 🙂
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