The easiest ways to add clickable links to Instagram
If you’re a frequent Instagram user, you might have noticed that text in the app isn’t really that versatile. What we mean is that there’s not much you can do with the text that appears in the app. Those who have tried to copy text in the app may have encountered this problem before. Text on Instagram is so fixed that it doesn’t even become clickable when you include a link as a post caption. This is intentional, although the reason behind it is subject to speculation. However, there are certain places on Instagram where you can place clickable links. In this article, we bring you the best easy ways to add clickable links on Instagram.
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Add clickable links to Instagram Stories
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and swipe right.
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Step 2: Select the “Story” tab from the publishing options.
Step 3: Take a photo or record a video of your story.
Step 4: Tap the sticker icon at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Select ‘Link’.
Step 6: Enter the URL where you want people to be redirected when they click on the link in your story.
Step 7: Click ‘Done’ at the top right of the window.
A clickable link will be added to your Instagram story.
Add clickable links to your Instagram Bio
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and tap the profile icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Click on ‘Edit Profile’.
Step 3: Select ‘Add Link’.
Step 4: Select ‘Add external link’.
Step 5: Enter the URL and name. When you’re done, tap the blue check mark in the top right corner of the screen. Return to the profile editor and tap the check mark again to save your profile changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I add a clickable link to an Instagram post?
Instagram doesn’t allow you to add a link to a clickable image or video. This is why you may have seen several posts with the caption ‘Link in bio’. The idea is to add a relevant link to your bio like we showed above and get people to click on it. You may need to keep updating the link in your bio depending on your last post.
How do I add a clickable link to my Instagram feed?
You also cannot add a clickable link to a reel. The only places Instagram allows you to add clickable links are in your Bio and your story. If you want to add a clickable link to your reel, you can put it in your story and add the link as a sticker as we showed you above.
Can I add more than one link to my Instagram Bio?
No, Instagram only allows you to add one link to your bio at a time. If you want to link multiple websites to your profile, try using services like Linktree, which will create a page where you can link all your websites. You can add the URL of this page to your Instagram Bio. Anyone who clicks on that link will see a list of the sites you’ve linked to the site.
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This is how you can add clickable links to Instagram. If you’re a business account, you can pay extra to add a “Shop Now” section to your posts. The “Shop Now” section is clickable and can be used to direct people to the product store. The shopping section of Instagram also allows you to click on different products featured in the post.
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