Do you like to make your posts accessible to a broader audience on Instagram? Did you know you are now able to add extra text to your Instagram posts that assist the visually impaired utilize your content?
In this article, I am going to show you how to write and add alt text to your Instagram posts.
How to Add Alt Text to Instagram Posts?
Instagram has rolled out a feature that allows you to add alt text to your posts; you can add it directly to your new posts as you upload them or edit any former post on your profile to attach the alt text.
How to Add Alt Text to New Instagram Posts?
1- You can add the alt text to your Instagram posts on the captions screen.
2- Tap on the Advanced Settings option on the bottom of your upload screen.
3- Now, tap on the Write Alt Text to enter the screen to add your text.
4- On the following screen, you see the picture you’re posting and a text box where you can enter your alt text. Add your alt text, and tap Save to redirect to the post-upload screen.
How to Add Alt Text to your Existing Instagram Posts?
To add an alt text to your old Instagram posts, you have to pick each post and manually edit it. To modify the post:
1- Tap on the three-dot button at the top-right of the post.
2- Now, tap on Edit to redirect to the editing screen of your Instagram post.
3- Then click on the Aa icon (Edit Alt Text) at the bottom-right of the picture to access the alt text screen.
4- write your descriptive alt text in the text box on the next screen.
5- Tap the checkmark to save your edits and get back to the edit screen.
6- On the main edit screen, tap the checkmark to save your changes and the new alt text to your post.
That’s it, guys.
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