Instagram lets you add stories Highlights yo your profile which is a collection of the stories you have uploaded in the past on Instagram. This feature allows your Instagram profile to look more attractive because it provides people for another insight into what you have in mind.
If you want to add a story from your gallery or camera roll directly to your Highlights, this wouldn’t be possible because Instagram only allows you to share a highlight based on what you’ve uploaded on Instagram stories and left for a full 24 hours. If you didn’t leave your story for 24 hours, you wouldn’t be able to add it to your Instagram Highlight.
Add Instagram Story to Highlights without Adding to Story
You need to block your followers from seeing your story, upload the story that you want to add to your Instagram Highlights. After 24 hours, you can add it to your Highlights and unblock people from seeing your story.
1- Switch to private account
The first thing you can try is switching your account to private – doing this will stop users from viewing your story if they aren’t from your followers. If your account is public before uploading your story, people who are not don’t follow you will also be able to see the story that you blocked your followers from seeing.
2- Block Everyone from Seeing your Story
To stop everyone from seeing your story:
Go to your Instagram settings
Click on story controls
Click on 0 people
Now you need to select all of your followers to stop them from seeing your story.
Note! This may take a while depending on how many followers you have.
3- Upload your story
After blocking everyone from seeing your story, upload the story from your gallery and leave it for 4 hours. Or you can do this while your story is live, and they would not be able to see the story.
4- add your story to highlights
After uploading your story on Instagram, tap on the highlight button at the bottom and choose the highlight you want it in.
5– unblock people from seeing your story
After adding the story to your highlights and waiting for 24 hours, you should start unblocking people whom you blocked on Instagram story control and voila!