Instagram users can, and often do, share links by cutting and pasting text links in captions and comments, but there is no direct linking allowed on Instagram. If you paste a link into a post, your followers have to copy and paste the link into their web browser address bar.
When uploading to your Instagram Story, click the icon at the top right that looks like a chain. Click “+ URL” to add a link to a web page. Type the URL into the text box. Click “Done” in the top right.
The Instagram Story link tool is just one way you can spice up your Instagram Story. The link feature lets you drop a hyperlink directly into your Story, pointing watchers to websites, news articles, videos, and more. To access it, all your followers have to do is swipe up on your Story and they’ll be redirected.
This is due to the amount of spam accounts they see. They’ll block certain websites known to be linked to by spammers in their profiles. They won’t allow links to websites with explicit content. They’re blocking links that appear on a number of accounts within a short period.
There are currently only two ways to “earn” the option to add links into Instagram stories: Either have 10,000+ followers or have a verified account. … Instagram decides by their own (elusive) guidelines who is worthy of a verified badge and only gives it out to “some public figures, celebrities and brands.”
If you don’t have a verified account or 10,000 followers, you can use IGTV to activate the swipe-up feature. In order to do so, you must switch to a business account if you don’t already have one. Create a video using IGTV. You can add a link in the description of the video and that’s the way to get leads, for example.
Can you do a swipe up on Instagram without 10k followers?
The basic swipe up feature is only available to accounts with over 10,000 followers, or verified accounts (that elusive blue tick). And if you do happen to fall into one of these two categories then you’ll see a chain-link icon at the top of your stories screen.
How do I get verified on Instagram?
Request an Instagram verified badge
- Make sure you’re logged in to the account you’re requesting a verified badge for.
- Go to your profile and tap .
- Tap Settings > Account > Request Verification.
- Enter your full name and provide the required form of identification (example: government-issued photo ID).
If you use a tool like Bitly to shorten a link for Instagram first, and then paste your Bitly link into your Instagram bio, your followers will be able to click the link, which will open up your Snapchat “ghost” right in the Snapchat app.
Using a custom Bit.ly link, you can place a URL in the Bio section of your Instagram and the underlying destination can be changed behind the scenes. … Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t have this feature built in natively.
Does Instagram allow Linktree?
Instagram sees linktree as a way to link sites that are not allowed by Instagram. While many people use it innocently, especially businesses and nonprofits, others use it to link inappropriate or dangerous websites. They won’t allow links to websites with explicit content.