In case you are wondering what Instagram captions are, they are simply just the text you write and publish along with your photo on the social networking service. It is not impossible to publish a text with your photo, however, there is an unwritten law that requires all photos to carry a caption.
Many people see and use the caption space as an opportunity to provide a description of what exactly they are doing in the photo or the events that preceded or came after the photo was taken. Others use it as a way to share an inspirational quote, ask thought-provoking questions, or simply just put their sense of humor on display for the world to see. Whatever the case is, the text should not be more than 1000 words (2,200 characters), although it is advised, as you will see in the recommendation section below, that a caption should be made as short as possible.
Steps To Writing Good Instagram Captions
1. Write a draft first
It is best if you take your time to write a caption. Do not rush to write and post one, only for you to come up with what you think might be a better caption moments later. Also, it will not be a bad idea to get someone else to preview it before posting it as people have lost followers due to their cheesy captions.
Furthermore, note that due to Instagram’s algorithm change, posts on news feed do not appear chronologically. This means that you could write “Good Morning” and people will get to see it in the evenings on their feed. That is not to say that the greeting is obsolete but rather trying to write post chronologically can be backfiring as it will solely depend on the subject.
2. Put the important information in front.
Many people tend to not read long posts unless the beginning is able to grab their attention so it is best to keep it short. More importantly, however, is that Instagram cuts off the captions in the news feed after three to four lines of text. This means that to read further, people will have to click on the “More” button. This goes back to the earlier point of the beginning of the text being enticing.
3. Hashtag and Emoji Use
Using a hashtag in your post is advisable because it ties the conversation to that of other users of the same hashtag, as long as your account is public. Anyone who searches that hashtag has a great chance of viewing your caption, picture, and profile, which could, in turn, mean a new follower. Place the hashtags at the end of the text instead of in the beginning or middle, unless the word fits right into what it is you are trying to say. But despite the advantages of using a hashtag on your Instagram caption, it is not wise to overuse them. There is no fun in seeing a long list of relevant and irrelevant hashtags on a post as it is more likely to make followers unfollow your account than gain you more followers.
Emojis, on the other hand, can be used anywhere in the text. It can also be used to replace some words, giving your followers a task of figuring out what exactly it is you mean if it is not already quite obvious.
with the above tips, you are guaranteed to write the best Instagram captions that will keep your followers entertained. However, if you are looking for something short and quick to write, look at the few examples that appear below.
Best Funny Instagram Captions
– *insert funny Instagram caption here*
– They say don’t try this at home, so I went to my friends home
– If there would be an award for being lazy, I would send someone to pick it up for me.
– They say: Do what you love and the money will come to you. Just ordered pizza, now I am waiting…
– When nothing goes right, go left.
– Mom: Why is everything on the floor? Me: Gravity!
– I followed a diet but it didn’t follow me back, so I unfollowed it.
– Do I run? Yes.. Out of time, patients and money.
– Today I will be as useless as letter g in lasagna.
– When I feel like giving up on my dreams, I keep sleeping
– The best workout is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. Lunch.
– If I was funny, I’d have a better Instagram caption for this
– Namaste in bed
– But first, let me take 40 selfies until choosing one that actually works
Instagram Captions Inspired By Song Lyrics
– I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me (New Romantics by Taylor Swift)
– Pictures of last night ended up online, I’m screwed (Last Friday Night by Katy Perry)
– I got sinning on my mind (Bloodstream by Ed Sheeran)
– Call me the referee because I be so official (Best I Ever Had by Drake)
– Fresher than a pillow with a mint on it (Lust for Life by Drake)
– Find me where the wild things are (Wild Things by Alissa Cara)
– I got one less problem without ya (Problem by Ariana Grande)
– I’m bringing sexy back – (Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake)
– We’re always undercover (Keep It Undercover by Zendaya)
– I don’t care if you tear me apart (A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay)
– Hello, it’s me (Hello by Adele)
– You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one (Imagine by John Lennon)
– Be young, be dope, be proud (American by Lana Del Rey)
– You the best I ever had (Best I Ever Had by Drake)
– Let’s celebrate with a toast and get lost in tonight (Light Up by Drake)
– Worrying about your followers, you need to get your dollars up (Amen by Meek Mill)
Instagram Motivational Captions
– Just smile and say I’m fine because nobody really cares
– Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.
– Sometimes the love of your life comes after the mistake of your life
– Quitters Never Win and Winners will never Quit.
– If you woke up without a goal then go back to sleep
– Mindset is what separates the best from the rest
– You were not given this life to be Average
– They told me I’d never get that Far. They were right, I got even Further
– A year from now You’ll wish, you had started today
– There is no way to completely fail unless you completely quit
– Never settle less than what you deserve
– Take chance when you’re young So that you can tell stories when you’re old
– Work until your Idols become your Rivals
– Every boss started as a worker