Instagram and Twitter aren’t just social media platforms to engage with friends. Small businesses and online retail stores use these social media platforms to reach out to their target demographic. Instagram in particular is a great platform for artists to showcase their work and even get commissions for artwork. If you use Instagram to market your products, it is essential that you make it easy for the consumer to find all your contact info in one place. This includes the link to your online store, other social media handles, or even your IM link. Instagram and Twitter allow users to add one link to an external website in their bio. In order to add multiple links, you will need to use a landing page. In this article, we bring you the top 4 ways to add ‘links in bio’ on Instagram and Twitter.
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How to add a ‘Link in Bio’ on Instagram
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and tap on the profile icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Edit Profile’.
Step 3: Select ‘Add Link’.
Step 4: Select ‘Add external link’.
Step 5: Enter the URL and Title. Tap on the blue tick at the top right corner of the screen once you’re done. Go back to the profile editor and tap on the tick mark again to save changes to your profile.
How to add a ‘Link in Bio’ on Twitter
Step 1: Launch the Twitter app and go to your profile.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Edit Profile’.
Step 3: Enter the link in the ‘Website’ field.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Save’ at the top-right corner of the screen.
Add a link to your Twitter bio from the website
Unlike Instagram, you can add a link to your Twitter bio using the website. Here’s how.
Step 1: Open twitter.com on your web browser.
Step 2: Click on your profile icon to go to your Twitter page.
Step 3: Click on ‘Edit Profile’.
Step 4: In the following pop-up box, add the link under the ‘Website’ field and hit ‘Save’.
Your link will be added to your Twitter bio.
Instagram and Twitter do not allow you to add more than one link to your bio. While you can always share links as tweets, you cannot post clickable links on Instagram. You can add a link to your story or you will need to use a workaround like Linktree. Linktree is essentially a landing page for all your websites, social media handles, blogs, online stores, and more. Once people click on your Linktree URL in your bio, they will be redirected to the page where they can find all your links. Here’s how you can use Linktree to list all your important pages in one place.
Step 1: Go to https://linktr.ee/ and signup to the website.
Step 2: Choose your Linktree username and hit ‘Continue’.
Step 3: Add your name and categories of interest.
Step 4: Select a subscription plan. If you’re only interested in creating a landing page for all your links, you don’t need a subscription plan. The website offers this service free of cost.
Step 5: Click on ‘Add link’.
Step 6: Enter the URL you want to publish on your profile.
Step 7: To share your Linktree landing page, click on ‘Share’ at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 8: Select the social media platform. You can also simply copy the Linktree URL at the bottom and add it to your Instagram or Twitter bio yourself.
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These are the top 4 ways to add ‘links in bio’ on your Instagram and Twitter accounts. Instagram is currently testing a feature that allows you to add multiple links in your bio, which means you won’t have to create a landing page for all your links. It is not clear when Instagram intends to release this feature or if it even plans to go ahead with it. Until then, Linktree is the best alternative you have. You can also use other services like Shorby and Lnk.Bio for the same purpose.
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