Using links on Instagram is possible in several ways, although the social network does not allow you to add clickable links. One of the possibilities is the famous "link in the bio", the only space on the social network that allows the addition of URLs, in addition to Instagram Stories. In the stories, the much coveted "drag up" feature is only available for verified profiles and business accounts with more than 10,000 followers.
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What some do not know that Instagram allows you to share links to publications made on the social network itself on external platforms. With this, users can share their profile with friends, in addition to sending posts from Stories and videos from IGTV. Check out all the ways to use links on Instagram below.
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Linktree aggregates several links in the Instagram bio Photo: Reproduo / Pedro Cardoso
Since Instagram does not allow clickable links in publications and comments, users who need to highlight a specific electronic address usually put it in the profile biography, since the section contains a space reserved for adding links. The procedure is simple: when editing the profile, just paste the desired link in the "Site" field and save the changes.
Whoever wants to add more than one link in the bio can use the Link.Bio website, which generates a single page with several URLs, or Linktree tool. Widely used by influencers and companies, the platform condenses, in a single link, all the pages that need to be disclosed, in a list format. The highlight of the service is the possibility to follow statistics on clicks and views.
Special link includes the phone number and directs the user directly to the conversation screen on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
There is also a trick that allows you to add a link on Instagram to WhatsApp. When touching the address, the user is redirected to a conversation window in the messenger. The ideal resource for business accounts, which have a specific customer service number in the Business version of the messaging app.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that Instagram recognizes the tagging of other accounts in the bio and transforms @usurio into a clickable link.
2. Link in Stories (drag up)
"Drag up" feature is only available for commercial accounts with more than 10,000 users and verified accounts Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
The famous "drag up" feature that is very popular with those who want to insert links in Instagram Stories. The ideal function to disseminate content produced outside the social network, such as texts on blogs, products for sales and longer videos. Unfortunately, the tool is only available for verified accounts or business profiles with more than 10,000 followers. If you are a common user, you will have to settle for the traditional "link in the bio".
Quick step by step on how to copy the URL of the Instagram profile Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
When sharing their own Instagram profile, many users only enter their name after the "@". The idea that the person finds the account manually, using the social network search tool. What not everyone knows is that there is a much more practical way: generating a link to the page. Just open the desired profile, touch the three dots in the upper right corner and select "Copy profile URL". The link can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other platforms. Whoever clicks on the URL will be redirected directly to the profile.
You can share your own publications and those of other users via links. At IGTV, the procedure is limited to touching the three points at the bottom of the video and selecting the "Copy link" button. With the URL in the clipboard, just paste it wherever you want.
Procedure to copy IGTV link Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
Sharing links to Stories is also no mystery. Instagram stories have a share button that allows users to send the post to other social networks or WhatsApp. Just open the desired story, touch the three buttons on the bottom right, select the option "Share on …" and choose the sending channel.
Share Instagram Stories publications in a few steps Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
It is also possible to obtain the link to photos and videos posted on the feed. To do this, open the desired publication, touch the three dots in the upper right corner and select "Share on …", just like in Stories. You can also choose the "Copy link" button. In this case, it will be necessary to paste the URL manually into the desired platform. The walkthrough is also useful in cases where I need to embed a post on some website.
Share photos and videos from Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak