Many people like to use line breaks, carriage returns or paragraph spaces to break up their captions.

In this guide we will explore some tips on how to line break on Instagram.

Let’s dive right in and discover the secrets of Instagram spacing!

Tip #1 – Use Symbols and Emoji

  1. Type the caption for the photo
  2. Use periods and dashes to create line breaks.
  3. You can also use emoji as bullet points, and these characters will act as line spaces.

Note that if you use this method, the line break will be visible in the caption.

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Tip #2 – Add Invisible Line Breaks If You’re On Your Phone

Here’s how to go to next line in instagram caption on phone:

  1. Write your caption in your Notes app
  2. Hit the “Return” button to add a space.
  3. Copy and paste these brackets [ ] in the places where the line breaks should appear
  4. Remove the brackets but not the space between them.
    line break on instagram using phone
  5. Copy and paste your whole caption on Instagram.

Tip #3 – Write Your Captions in Schedugram

When working in Schedugram, you can write your caption with line breaks and it should post it as is as long as you make sure not to use any spaces between the lines but hit “Enter” when adding a new line.

Alternatively, you can also write you caption in any Notes app and then copy/paste it into Schedugram without adding any spaces or further editing. This should post your caption with line breaks included.

Please note that copy/pasting from Microsoft Excel / Google sheets likely won’t have the same effect.


  • Make sure to take out any extra spaces between paragraphs.
  • Don’t add an extra space after the full stop or the last word in the paragraph. If you do, then the line breaks won’t appear.
  • Just hit the “Return” button to add line breaks
    how to go to next line in instagram caption
  • Make sure not to use emoji before or after break points i.e. include emoji in your sentences but not before/after

How To Add Line Breaks in Your Bio

Adding line breaks in your Instagram bio can help make it more readable and visually appealing. Here’s a simple guide on how to do it:

  1. Write Your Bio in a Text Editor: Start by writing your bio in a text editor like Notes (for iOS) or Google Keep (for Android). This allows you to easily format your bio with line breaks.
  2. Add Line Breaks: In the text editor, press ‘Enter’ or ‘Return’ wherever you want to insert a line break.
  3. Copy the Formatted Bio: Once you’re satisfied with the formatting, copy the entire bio.
  4. Open Instagram and Go to Your Profile: Launch the Instagram app and go to your profile by tapping on your profile picture in the bottom right corner.
  5. Edit Your Profile: Tap on ‘Edit Profile’ right under your profile picture.
  6. Paste Your Bio: In the bio section, paste the bio you formatted in the text editor.
  7. Adjust if Necessary: If the line breaks don’t appear as expected, you might need to remove any spaces at the end of each line.
  8. Save Your Changes: After making sure your bio looks as you want it to, tap ‘Done’ (for iOS) or ‘Save’ (for Android) to update your profile.

Remember, Instagram bios have a character limit, so be mindful of the length of your bio when adding line breaks.

Final Thoughts

There you have it – the complete guide on how to go to next line in Instagram caption and bio.

Unfortunately Instagram has full-control on how your captions are displayed.

We can’t change that! We type in the caption box whatever you have entered, so whether the line breaks “stick” will be due to Instagram’s rules.

The good news is a simple Google Search on Instagram spacing will unearth many different theories and tips.

It does seem that the advice changes very often. Our best recommendation is to experiment to see what works for you.