Megan Townes
IT Integrator / English teacher

Templates for creating fake Instagram posts and profiles

Digital Asset Published 10/21/13 Last updated on 3/2/20

Want to use social media in the classroom but it's blocked? Never fear, use these templates to create Instagram profiles or photo uploads from famous people from history, fictional characters or today's celebrities, politicians and sports stars.

These Instagram templates will allow you and your students to create a fake Instagram post and/or an Instagram profile. Editable components include the image(s), username, profile picture, post text, first comment, and number of photo uploads, followers and following.

You will need to have the Roboto font installed on your computer if you would like the font to best reflect the font used by Instagram.

I recommend downloading and loading this set of Instagram actions into Photoshop so you can apply Instagram-like filters to the photographs that you use in assembling a profile or photo. Credit to motheer-212. Check out this 'How to' on loading actions.

Students will need to know how to insert images, move image layers, and edit text. What a great way to introduce them to these basic Photoshop concepts. Have fun!

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

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Jessica Brown

Posted on 4/26/20 3:09:44 AM Permalink

​These are just html files, not actual templates.

Alexander Perry

Posted on 3/12/20 4:01:46 PM Permalink

me confused​

ella fowlor

Posted on 1/28/20 6:40:31 PM Permalink

great fucking shit ​

abc dfh

Posted on 1/8/20 2:34:52 PM Permalink

Hi, We have a created a instagram post mockup for you. if you want to use web based mockup of instagram post, kindly visit ​ Fake Instagram Post Generator

Mohamed-Ali Conteh

Posted on 4/27/20 9:20:48 PM Permalink

thank you this helped way more than the above post​

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 11/25/19 11:35:46 AM Permalink

Thank you for the templates!​

daviidid ROWLEY

Posted on 11/19/19 12:41:27 PM Permalink

absolutely useless ​

felishia green

Posted on 10/20/19 8:39:04 PM Permalink

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 12:28:18 AM Permalink

Great Resource Thanks for Sharing Megan

Ashley Peldon

Posted on 7/11/19 2:50:12 AM Permalink

​My students had a great time with this!! Thank you!

dump mok

Posted on 7/4/19 5:21:52 AM Permalink

Betty Buckle

Posted on 6/18/19 2:33:43 AM Permalink


Niaya Williams

Posted on 10/7/19 2:35:52 AM Permalink


Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/4/19 6:16:13 AM Permalink

​Wow what a fun idea. Thanks!

Eli Infante

Posted on 12/28/18 4:52:29 PM Permalink

Wow, such a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

Nora Kharma

Posted on 12/7/18 2:39:58 AM Permalink

​Hello! Was wondering how to change or add images for each of the squares?


Adobe Education

Posted on 11/28/18 2:25:00 PM Permalink

​We worked with Megan to get the files updated and posted. Hope your students enjoy this project!

Monique McCabe

Posted on 11/29/18 2:29:02 PM Permalink

Thank you for updating the files Megan!!! So excited to try this with my class :)

Nathaniel Thompson

Posted on 11/16/18 4:36:45 PM Permalink

​Links don't work: Dropbox 404 Error

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 11/14/18 5:28:30 PM Permalink

Links don't work as many of the lessons here.??

Kaitlin Park

Posted on 11/12/18 4:31:31 PM Permalink

the linsk dont work ​

Lisa May

Posted on 10/30/18 4:43:06 PM Permalink

​Links don't work like many of the lessons here.

Emily Clark

Posted on 11/29/18 6:19:22 AM Permalink

​they did for me you need to download Adobe Photoshop

Taisia Moe

Posted on 10/30/18 3:52:16 PM Permalink

Can't access the document or website, whatever it is. Please fix

Matheus Lopes

Posted on 10/22/18 12:46:50 AM Permalink

​Hey, this is a very great idea. Could you please uptade the links?

Lilly Khachatryan

Posted on 10/9/18 3:52:17 PM Permalink

Was going to an assignment with but know got to change my idea. ( assignment is due tomorrow)

Enric Blasco

Posted on 10/5/18 10:08:49 AM Permalink

​Links are broken

Judy Durkin

Posted on 9/24/18 5:42:15 PM Permalink

​oops. the links are broken. bummer.

Amanda Duke

Posted on 8/16/18 9:43:51 PM Permalink

​Files not found

Avonn Nova

Posted on 8/16/18 2:34:05 AM Permalink

​Nice hack.

Arbenita Bazhdari

Posted on 5/31/18 5:08:26 PM Permalink

​I am absolutely dying to find this template. Please help!!

abc dfh

Posted on 1/8/20 2:36:34 PM Permalink

​Hi Arbenita,

You can also make the instagram posts mockup from ​here

Monique McCabe

Posted on 5/16/18 1:53:49 PM Permalink

​I wish these links still worked, this would be great!!!

DTM creativegenius

Posted on 5/3/18 4:35:01 AM Permalink

​very cool!

Juliette Bentley

Posted on 4/28/18 1:11:50 PM Permalink

​I love the idea but the links aren't working.

Missa Ann

Posted on 4/19/18 8:29:25 PM Permalink

​I was really hoping it would work :/

Dawn Bradley

Posted on 4/19/18 5:08:09 PM Permalink

​The links aren't working anymore, but this looks like a great lesson idea.

Rike Rike

Posted on 4/5/18 7:11:40 PM Permalink

The dropbox links aren't working anymore...​

Rui Tesouras

Posted on 3/30/18 10:52:00 AM Permalink

​Not working anymore.....

Horacio Rosa

Posted on 3/25/18 10:58:20 PM Permalink

​Muy bueno!!

Johan Rukfort

Posted on 3/7/18 2:36:28 PM Permalink


Liza Sanchez

Posted on 2/22/18 5:16:57 AM Permalink

File unavailable for me also!

Any chances this will be fixed???

Olsen Ross

Posted on 2/21/18 5:08:59 PM Permalink

​Ooooooh! Boo. I want them too. File is unavailable.

Jeannette Barreto

Posted on 2/20/18 4:46:33 AM Permalink

​Would like to use them but file is not available. Thanks

Tonya DeRita

Posted on 2/15/18 5:43:43 PM Permalink

​Trying to open files, files not found. If you have time, would you please fix the links. Thank you

Anne Lahy

Posted on 2/14/18 7:49:58 AM Permalink

​Would love to use them if I could open them. 'File not found' comes up on all of them. :-(

sophia lawe

Posted on 2/8/18 3:32:56 PM Permalink


Victoria Vandenberg

Posted on 10/2/17 8:06:37 PM Permalink

​There are no files attached sadly

Nicolas Aguirre

Posted on 9/17/17 5:13:20 PM Permalink

​dropbox files are missing

Cassandra Cosgrove

Posted on 7/26/17 2:23:58 PM Permalink

​These are actually super helpful. Especially with our new Social Media Command Center opening soon. Thank you.

Carlos Calla Huayapa

Posted on 5/30/17 8:02:46 AM Permalink

Great resource!

Margaret Couper

Posted on 4/25/17 3:20:13 AM Permalink

​Thank You! Can't wait to use this in class with my students. Great resource.

Haylee Cloninger

Posted on 3/24/17 3:45:33 PM Permalink

​How do I make one?

Auggie Pullman

Posted on 3/24/17 2:00:41 PM Permalink

​dis stink

Matthew sharp

Posted on 1/31/17 11:36:32 AM Permalink

​The links are dead :(

Ghevira Salsabila

Posted on 1/13/17 5:00:22 AM Permalink


sassy girl

Posted on 1/4/17 6:25:07 PM Permalink

​thanks girlfran this rocks! Offf my socks!

Erin Piddock

Posted on 10/21/16 5:22:29 PM Permalink

I just got this and have no clue how my students should edit them on their MacBook Air's!!! Help please!!

Scott Gillard

Posted on 10/7/16 12:17:29 PM Permalink

Wow! Thank you Megan for providing this resource. Novel studies in my classroom will never be the same again.​

Hannah Little

Posted on 7/8/16 5:40:13 PM Permalink

What apps can you use it on?

gabster hamster

Posted on 5/3/16 1:29:53 AM Permalink


Carla Cattafi

Posted on 3/11/16 8:55:14 PM Permalink


Any time I try to open the templates, they are only able to be opened in the Open Freely app. How can I open them with Adobe or Word so that my students can edit them for their assignments?

Thank you!

Brian Miller

Posted on 3/11/16 9:29:14 PM Permalink

Once you download the assets, you have to open them from with the application you want to edit them. That is, in Photoshop, go to File>Open> then navigate to the folder you downloaded them to. You should be able to then File>Save as...

Does this help?


Nicolle Dougherty

Posted on 3/11/16 2:33:55 AM Permalink

Jessica Rostawanik

Posted on 3/8/16 3:40:46 PM Permalink

Where is the link?

Brian Miller

Posted on 3/11/16 9:30:45 PM Permalink

The link to the files is above, in the "Resource Assets (4)" box. They don't look like links, but they are.

Hope this helps.


Denis KAydalov

Posted on 2/8/16 3:14:18 AM Permalink

thank you!

Kendall Vogt

Posted on 2/3/16 2:07:09 AM Permalink

Can you help me find an app that I can open them on - on a chromebook?

Marina Kataxenou

Posted on 1/20/16 7:26:14 AM Permalink

I cant find a link to the template.

Hopefully it will appear after commenting.

Mike Skocko

Posted on 1/20/16 2:20:44 PM Permalink

Marina Kataxenou

Posted on 1/20/16 2:26:45 PM Permalink

thank you!

Kayla Nguyen

Posted on 11/23/15 5:59:36 AM Permalink

i cant open it

Alexandria James

Posted on 9/14/15 12:35:39 PM Permalink

Great idea!

anotn lloyd

Posted on 5/10/15 10:40:01 PM Permalink

How do I download it?

nvm It is the best thing!

You just saved my project thank you!

Jay Adams

Posted on 4/14/15 6:40:49 PM Permalink

How do you actually find a link for instagram templates?

blindd faiith

Posted on 4/10/15 10:03:44 PM Permalink


Bonnie Branson

Posted on 2/5/15 10:21:05 PM Permalink


Kev Lavery

Posted on 1/23/15 4:21:08 AM Permalink

This is really clever

Renate Mairie

Posted on 1/14/15 1:52:38 AM Permalink

wonderful, thanks!

gi s

Posted on 12/17/14 11:39:24 AM Permalink


Dana Leever

Posted on 12/5/14 5:10:25 PM Permalink

Awesome thanks!

Amanda Lee

Posted on 10/11/14 5:45:50 PM Permalink

This is great!

Ben Dang

Posted on 9/29/14 6:35:10 AM Permalink

hi, if you are confused about how to edit the text, this will clear things up. First you should have photoshop, if you wish to edit. You can edit off preview (mac), however, the original text is still there, which has happen to some of you. I suggest you use pixlr photoshop unless you have adobe photoshop. use pixlr editor. once you are in, view the layers. If you cannot find layers, click, view and then layers. There you will see the various layers, click on the ones, you would like to hide/delete. So by doing this, you can hide/delete the layers, such as insertusernamehere or insertlikershere , etc. Then click text, and add the text you wish to insert. Hope this helped ;)

Brian Miller

Posted on 9/9/14 4:17:51 PM Permalink

Did you all figure out how to edit the file properly?

Hannah Little

Posted on 7/8/16 5:54:40 PM Permalink

Which apps d'you need for it? Thanks

Scott Tumilty

Posted on 8/27/14 3:01:51 AM Permalink

I would love if you can email me with the template.

Oneika Riley

Posted on 8/24/14 12:13:51 AM Permalink

Just what I've been looking for! I downloaded the file, but unsure how to make individual changes. Help, please.

Mike Renne

Posted on 7/31/14 9:34:31 PM Permalink

Great source! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Gilfillan

Posted on 6/20/14 4:54:31 PM Permalink

Hi! I can download and open each of these...but I can't figure out how to edit the editable components. The files are psd files. I can create a text box and type over things, but I can't actually change the text that is on the template. I'd love advice! Thanks.

Luca Dvs

Posted on 5/27/14 3:01:20 PM Permalink


Terry Joe

Posted on 5/6/14 5:26:27 PM Permalink

All you have to do is make an account and it should appear

ashley weathers

Posted on 4/14/14 4:01:30 PM Permalink

how do i use it ?

Dina Zake

Posted on 4/10/14 5:18:36 PM Permalink

This is exactly what I needed, thank you!

margaret campbell

Posted on 4/7/14 9:07:39 AM Permalink

sounds good!!

Clint Balsar

Posted on 3/10/14 10:17:21 PM Permalink

This is fun!

Britta Hamilton

Posted on 2/25/14 1:32:44 AM Permalink

Why can't I download these?

What program are you using to open these resources?

ashley wilson

Posted on 2/12/14 10:12:57 AM Permalink

This is pretty cool. Love the concept.

Patricia Clayton

Posted on 1/27/14 7:28:52 PM Permalink

I can't get it to work either. I tried both PC and mac, and neither one will open the link. Is there a trick I'm missing?

brayden roberson

Posted on 1/21/14 5:40:16 PM Permalink

it doesnt work

Pip Cleaves

Posted on 1/18/14 1:02:30 PM Permalink

Love this resource! So useful in so many age groups and subject areas! Cheers!!

Mike Skocko

Posted on 1/17/14 11:30:13 PM Permalink

What a fun and useful resource. Thanks so much, Megan!

Christopher Price

Posted on 1/8/14 5:20:11 AM Permalink

Been looking for this. Thank you!!

Melissa Jones

Posted on 12/17/13 11:36:56 PM Permalink


Liz Camarena

Posted on 10/29/13 11:21:35 PM Permalink

Thank you for this great resource!