Instagram is a social media platform which Mark Zuckerberg Meta owns. People use Instagram for posting and reposting reels, pictures, and other memories on their profiles.
Moreover, the recent version of Instagram for iPhone and Android finally offers the option to add reels back to the profile grid. It was indeed the long-awaited feature that Instagram users have asked for.
Furthermore, the ‘Add to Profile Grid‘ feature is helpful when you accidentally or intentionally remove a reel from your profile or might forget to share the reel to feed while posting.
Thankfully, this article will guide you on how to put Instagram reels back on the profile grid while removing them unintentionally or by choice. Here is the guide:
How To Add Reels Back To Profile Grid?
The following quick steps will guide you about adding reels back to the profile grid after removing them:
Step # 1: You must update the Instagram app to the latest version.
Step # 2: Now, go to your profile and tap the Reels tab.
Step # 3: Open the particular reel you want to add back to the profile grid.
Step # 4: Tap the ellipsis icon (3 dots) at the bottom right.
Step # 5: Head to ‘Manage‘ and tap the ‘Add to profile grid’ option.
Step # 6: So, the particular reel will immediately be added to your profile grid.
Step # 7: By default, the reels in the Instagram account will be posted on the profile and appear under the Reels tab. It could be visible to anyone if you have a public account.
Step # 8: Nevertheless, you can apply the ‘Also share to feed’ option to share a reel. It will allow that specific reel appears on your Instagram profile grid with various other posts.
Step # 9: So, adding the reels to your profile grid will help you generate your followers. Thus, it will also maximize the profile visibility.
The ‘Add to profile grid’ option is not available
The Instagram app also has a ‘Remove from profile grid’ option, with which the users can hide their reels if required. However, it will hide the reel from your profile grid, but it will be shown in your reels tab.
Unluckily, there is no option to add a reel back to the profile grid if you accidentally removed it from the profile or forgot to share it while posting.
Further, the ‘Add to grid‘ option was only available in an older version of Instagram; but the organization later dropped that feature. It is indeed a big disadvantage for those who use the latest version.
You can save the reel from the reels tab and repost the reel; however, you will lose the engagement and reach the content you might have got earlier.
The trick for Android Users Only
Luckily, there is a trick for only Android users to add the reel if you have removed it either intentionally or unintentionally. However, it will use an older version of Instagram.
Workaround to Add Reels Back
Here is a quick guide:
Important note: Download your reels’ drafts, as you will lose all draft reels and story drafts when you uninstall the Instagram app.
Pro Tip: Get some other device to escape losing your drafts.
Step # 1: Uninstall the Instagram app from your phone.
Step # 2: Now, download the Aug 25th, 2020 version of Instagram (v22.214.171.124.109) and install the app by sideloading the APK file.
Step #3: Head towards the Instagram app you installed and login into your account.
Step # 4: Go to the profile tab, and there is no Reels tab yet. Don’t worry; go to Recent Apps and force close the Instagram app. Open Instagram again, and the Reels tab will appear now.
Step # 5: Open the reel you want to bring back to your profile grid that lies exactly in the Reels tab on your Instagram profile.
Step # 6: Tap the 3-dots at the bottom and go for “Add to Profile Grid“.
Step # 7: Finally, check, and you will get that the reel appears in its first place rather than at the top of your profile feed.
The following steps to depict Instagram reels on your profile grid after posting are the same. Moreover, it would be the same for both Android and iPhone users.
But you must apply this workaround for the reel removed from the profile grid. After it’s done, you can switch back to the latest version of Instagram.