Megan Townes
IT Integrator / English teacher

Templates for creating fake Instagram posts and profiles

Digital Asset Published Oct 21, 2013 Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

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!

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Victoria Vandenberg

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 8:06:37 PM Permalink

​There are no files attached sadly

Nicolas Aguirre

Posted on Sep 17, 2017 5:13:20 PM Permalink

​dropbox files are missing

Cassandra Cosgrove

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 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 May 30, 2017 8:02:46 AM Permalink

Great resource!

Margaret Couper

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 3:20:13 AM Permalink

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

Haylee Cloninger

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 3:45:33 PM Permalink

​How do I make one?

Auggie Pullman

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 2:00:41 PM Permalink

​dis stink

Matthew sharp

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 11:36:32 AM Permalink

​The links are dead :(

Ghevira Salsabila

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 5:00:22 AM Permalink


sassy girl

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 6:25:07 PM Permalink

​thanks girlfran this rocks! Offf my socks!

Erin Piddock

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 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 Oct 7, 2016 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 Jul 8, 2016 5:40:13 PM Permalink

What apps can you use it on?

gabster hamster

Posted on May 3, 2016 1:29:53 AM Permalink


Carla Cattafi

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 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 Mar 11, 2016 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 Mar 11, 2016 2:33:55 AM Permalink

Jessica Rostawanik

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 3:40:46 PM Permalink

Where is the link?

Brian Miller

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 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 Feb 8, 2016 3:14:18 AM Permalink

thank you!

Kendall Vogt

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 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 Jan 20, 2016 7:26:14 AM Permalink

I cant find a link to the template.

Hopefully it will appear after commenting.

Mike Skocko

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 2:20:44 PM Permalink

Marina Kataxenou

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 2:26:45 PM Permalink

thank you!

Kayla Nguyen

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 5:59:36 AM Permalink

i cant open it

Alexandria James

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 12:35:39 PM Permalink

Great idea!

anotn lloyd

Posted on May 10, 2015 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 Apr 14, 2015 6:40:49 PM Permalink

How do you actually find a link for instagram templates?

blindd faiith

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 10:03:44 PM Permalink


Bonnie Branson

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 10:21:05 PM Permalink


Kev Lavery

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 4:21:08 AM Permalink

This is really clever

Renate Mairie

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 1:52:38 AM Permalink

wonderful, thanks!

gi s

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 11:39:24 AM Permalink


Dana Leever

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 5:10:25 PM Permalink

Awesome thanks!

Amanda Lee

Posted on Oct 11, 2014 5:45:50 PM Permalink

This is great!

Ben Dang

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 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 Sep 9, 2014 4:17:51 PM Permalink

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

Hannah Little

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 5:54:40 PM Permalink

Which apps d'you need for it? Thanks

Scott Tumilty

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 3:01:51 AM Permalink

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

Oneika Riley

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 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 Jul 31, 2014 9:34:31 PM Permalink

Great source! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Gilfillan

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 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 May 27, 2014 3:01:20 PM Permalink


Terry Joe

Posted on May 6, 2014 5:26:27 PM Permalink

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

ashley weathers

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 4:01:30 PM Permalink

how do i use it ?

Dina Zake

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 5:18:36 PM Permalink

This is exactly what I needed, thank you!

margaret campbell

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 9:07:39 AM Permalink

sounds good!!

Clint Balsar

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 10:17:21 PM Permalink

This is fun!

Britta Hamilton

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 1:32:44 AM Permalink

Why can't I download these?

What program are you using to open these resources?

ashley wilson

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 10:12:57 AM Permalink

This is pretty cool. Love the concept.

Patricia Clayton

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 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 Jan 21, 2014 5:40:16 PM Permalink

it doesnt work

Pip Cleaves

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 1:02:30 PM Permalink

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

Mike Skocko

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 11:30:13 PM Permalink

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

Christopher Price

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 5:20:11 AM Permalink

Been looking for this. Thank you!!

Melissa Jones

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 11:36:56 PM Permalink


Liz Camarena

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 11:21:35 PM Permalink

Thank you for this great resource!