How to Add Line Breaks on Instagram

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Many people like to use line breaks, carriage returns or paragraph spaces to break up their captions. Here are some of the ways you can add them.

1. Add Line Breaks to Instagram Posts with Sked

When working in Sked (formerly 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.

All you have to do is log in to your account, upload an image, write your caption (like in the image below), then add it to your queue, schedule it or save it as a draft.

How To Add Line Breaks - Sked Social


If you don’t have an account, sign up for a free 7-day trial and try it out.

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

2. Use Symbols and Emojis

  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.

Make sure not to use emoji before or after breakpoints i.e. include emoji in your sentences but not before/after. You can add emoji to your captions or first comment in Sked by clicking on the emoji icon while you’re creating a post, like in the image below.

How To Add Line Breaks On Instagram - Sked Social

Then, just search for the perfect one. There are plenty of emojis to choose from!


3. Add Invisible Line Breaks if You’re on Your 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.

  5. Copy and paste your whole caption on Instagram.

Over to You

The good news is a simple Google Search on line breaks in Instagram 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.

Our best recommendation is to experiment and see what works for you, but to make your scheduling duties as simple as possible it is essential to schedule your social media posts, not just Instagram, using Sked. Sked is your all-in-one social media management and visual marketing tool.

If you’re looking to carve out hours in your social media workflow, sign up for Sked’s 7-day trial. Our all-in-one Instagram scheduler allows you to automatically post images, carousels, Stories, videos and more. Tag locations, users and products and manage all your hashtags in one place to save 5+ hours every week.

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Hugh Stephens

Hugh runs Sked Social, and has strong opinions about the future of the social media space.

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