How to Add White Border to Instagram Photo

How to Add White Border to Instagram Photo

Have you tried getting the perfect borders for your Instagram photos unsuccessfully? Read on for a step by step guide on adding white borders and much more on the same.

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks. It has gained a lot of attention from marketers and businesses due to its high traffic. Instagram is also a great platform to showcase your products and services. But it becomes difficult to capture photos with a white background on Instagram.

If you haven't experienced this, here is what you should know. There are many reasons to add white borders to your Instagram photos. Sometimes the white border can help highlight a photo, bring out the subject, or even just make it stand out in the colorful background. Luckily it won't be hard anymore after reading this.

Get the White Border by Instagram App

Get the White Border by Instagram App 

Step 1: Open up the native Instagram app and login into your account.

Step 2: Click on the [+] icon and select a photo you'd admire having on your Instagram gallery.

Step 3: Go to the next page by clicking on [Next] at the top right corner. This will instantly activate your Filter. If you are looking for a specific filter, swipe through the available options and select your most preferred one.

Step 4: You may need to double-click on the filter you want. A slider and a square will immediately pop up next to your filter of choice.

Step 5: Using the slider, navigate through for the best strength of the filter you chose. If you happen to be satisfied with the way your filter is and feel you don't need to adjust its strength, just hold the slider and slide through to the far left.

Step 6: Click on the square. You'll notice a white border will be immediately added to your photo.

Step 7: Once satisfied with what you see. Click on [Done] and tap [Next].

Step 8: If you feel after adding the border the photo is too dark or too bright, you can redo the procedures from step 4.

Step 9: Enter your caption on the photo and click on share. You can see the white frame if you look at the photo in your gallery.

Use White Border Instagram Apps

Tons of photos are uploaded on Instagram every minute, but you need a different type of app if you want to stand out from the crowd. There are lots of white border Instagram apps available online that can help you with this purpose. These are some of the best ones:



For: Android, iPhone

You may have learned about Preview is an important app for scheduling your Instagram posts and videos. Well, you can also use it to add white borders to your Instagram photos. Here's how to go about this:

Step 1: Download the app and open it. Then you need to import the photo that you want to edit.

Step 2: To import the photo you will tap the [+] sign on the Upper-right side of the screen.

Step 3: Click on [Library].

Use Preview Step 1

Step 4: Scroll through for the photo you want to use.

Step 5: Click on [Done]

Step 6: Tap on the same photo once again and click the [Edit] button at the lower center region of the screen.

Step 7: You may need to click on the adjust photo editor button, it's located on the upper left side of the screen.

Step 8: Navigate through the frames and select one of your choices.

Step 9: Tap on your preferred white border.

Step 10: Click on the [Done] button on the upper-right side of the screen.

Step 11: Click on the photo and tap on the Share button on the lower right side of the page.

Step 12: Click on the [Post on Instagram] option.

Use Preview Step 2



For: Android, iPhone

Step 1: Open the InstaSize App

Open the InstaSize app on your phone. From here, you can either select a photo from your camera roll (if you already have it saved there) or take a new photo with the camera icon in the bottom left corner.

Step 2: Create White Border

Once you choose your photo, click [Tools] at the top right of the screen. From here, click on the different edit effects at the bottom of the screen. The tools will help you to filter, tweak exposure, and various border options among many other options.

Step 3: Adjust Size & Post

If you want to resize or reposition your photo's border before posting it, you can do so by adjusting the slider to determine the exact size, you want the border to be.

Use InstaSize



For: Android, iPhone

VSCO is a mobile photo editing app that lets you apply filters to your images. It has a built-in Instagram app that allows you to edit the original photos using the VSCO choices. You can add a white border for taking Instagram pictures easily. It is easy to use, and it works great on any device whether iPhone or Android.

To add a white border in VSCO, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the VSCO app on your phone or tablet, and add the photo you wish to use.

Step 2: To add the photo, you will need to tap on the [+] icon on the upper-right side of the screen.

Step 3: Scroll through the library and select the photo you desire.

Step 4: Click on the [Import] button at the bottom of the page and select the photo you have just imported.

Step 5: Tap on the [Edit] icon on the lower left side of the screen.

Step 6: Click on the [Edit] option once again.

Step 7: Slide to the right to the Borders icon.

Step 8: Click on [Borders].


Step 9: Tap on the White color

Step 10: Using the slider button, scroll through to change the size of the border as you would want it to be.

Step 11: Click on Next on the upper right side of the page.

Step 12: Save the edit. The image will automatically be saved on your camera roll album. You can get it there and post it on your Instagram.



For: iPhone

Whitagram is a free app that adds white borders to your Instagram photos. In addition, you can also make good use of multiple colors and infill stickers, and add texts to your images.

To useWhitagram:

Step 1: Download Whitagram from the Apple Store. (It's only available for iPhones and iPads)

Step 2: Open the app and tap [OK] when you see the following message: “Whitagram does not collect, store or share your information in any way and no personal information is required to use this app!”

Step 3: Open the library and scroll through for the best photo you want to use.

Step 4: Select the photo and touch on the square icon at the boom of the screen.

Step 5: Using the slider adjust your photo's border size.

Step 6:Click on the Save button on the upper right side of the screen.

Step 7:The picture gets saved on your camera roll, from where you can get it for your Instagram post.



For: iPhone

Instfit is a very easy way to make your photos stand out from the rest of the Instagram crowd. The white border adds a professional touch to your pictures and makes them look like they just came from an expensive photoshoot in a magazine! You can also do some amazing collages and overlays using the app to increase the touch in your photos.

Here's how to use Instfit:

Step 1: Launch Instfit on your iPhone and open an image that you want to edit.

Step 2: You'll open the image by touching the image button at the top left corner of the screen.

Step 3: Click on Photo

Step 4: Scroll through to the photo you want to use.

Step 5: Pinch on the screen to change the size of the photo.

Step 6: Touch the arrow button at the top right corner of the screen.

That's all you need to do, however, Instfit automatically places a watermark on the photos you edit using the app. You can, however, remove the watermarks by following them, on Instagram.

Get the White Border by Photoshop

photoshop clipping mask

There are many reasons why you would want white borders around your Instagram photos. It's great for framing, presentation, and keeping the focus on the subject. Others may just like the look of it. Whatever your reason is, there's a way you can add this effect to your pictures without having to crop or add borders afterward.

Here's how to go about using photoshop:

Step 1: Firstly you need to create your frame. Create a new layer by clicking the small button above the layer panel on your left-hand side or by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + N. This will bring up a new blank layer for you to work with.

Step 2:You now need to import your image into photoshop and specifically into the frame you just created. To do this, right-click your image and click Open with>Photoshop.

So photoshop crafts your borders using a clipping mask tool.

Step 3: Right-click your picture in photoshop and select [create Clipping Mask]. Your image will be automatically encoded in the earlier frame you created. You can therefore move its borders using the [Move] tool.

Step 4: To reconfigure the image, use the Rectangle Marquee tool by selecting the image and choosing Free Transform. Hold down the Shift key and, using the mouse, grab one of the image's edges and drag it to resize.


If you are a blogger, photographer, designer, or artist who wants to promote your work on Instagram, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Hashtags and captions only go so far. One of the best ways to make your content stand out from the rest is by adding a white border to your Instagram photos.

In this post, we've provided instructions on how to add white borders to Instagram photos. When you're ready to create your white border, give either of them a try.