If you’re a frequent Instagram user, you may have noticed that the text on the app isn’t really all that versatile. What we mean by that is you can’t do a whole lot with the text that appears on the app. Those that have tried to copy the text on the app may have come across this issue before. The text on Instagram is so immutable that it does not even become clickable when you post a link as a caption to a post. This is by design, although the reason behind this is up for speculation. However, there are certain places on Instagram where you can post clickable links. In this article, we bring you the top easy methods to add clickable links on Instagram.
Add clickable links to Instagram Stories
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and swipe right.
Step 2: Select the ‘Story’ tab from the posting options.
Step 3: Take a picture or record a video for your story.
Step 4: Tap the sticker icon at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Select ‘Link’.
Step 6: Enter the URL you want people to be directed to once they click on the link in your story.
Step 7: Tap on ‘Done’ at the top right part of the window.
The clickable link will be added to your Instagram Story.
Add clickable links to your Instagram Bio
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I add a clickable link to an Instagram post?
Instagram does not let you add a clickable link to an image or video post. This is why you may have seen several posts with ‘Link in Bio’ as their caption. The idea is to add the relevant link in your Bio as we’ve shown above and get people to click on it. You may have to keep updating the link in your Bio depending on your most recent post.
How do I add a clickable link to an Instagram Reel?
You cannot add a clickable link to a Reel either. The only places where Instagram lets you add clickable links are the Bio and your Story. To add a clickable link to a Reel, you can post it on your Story and add a link as a sticker, like we’ve shown you above.
Can I add more than one link to my Instagram Bio?
No, Instagram only lets you add one link to your Bio at a time. If you want to link multiple websites to your profile, try using services like Linktree that 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 get to see the list of websites you’ve linked to the page.
This is how you can add clickable links on Instagram. If you are a business account, you can pay extra money 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. Instagram shopping section also lets you click on various products listed on the post.
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