Users are allowed one and only one clickable link, and that link has to be on their profile page. … 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.
With an Instagram business profile, you can pay to promote posts and stories. Not only does this help you segment your audience, but you can also add clickable links to the captions of promoted posts. That’s right: Instagram lets you share links in post captions as long as you pay for them.
To add a clickable link in your Instagram bio, simply go to the ” Edit Profile” section on your homepage whilst in the app. Once tapped “Edit” type in the URL of the website you wish to link to in your profile in the section which says “Website”. Simple, right? Now, tap Done.
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.
This is because Instagram doesn’t allow the use of links. There’s only one place Instagram will let you use a link and that’s in your bio. Compare this to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. which all give you the opportunity to post links to external sites using hyperlinks in your captions.
Here’s how you can pay to add clickable links to your Instagram posts:
- Go to your profile on Instagram.
- Choose the post you want to promote.
- Click on “Promote”
- Tap “Edit” under the Your Website option.
- Replace the link to your website with any link you want.
- Tap “Done”
- Fill out the rest of the details for your ad.
Android And iOS Instagram App
- Open your Instagram Application.
- At the bottom right corner tap profile tab.
- Tap Edit Profile.
- Paste your Qooh.me URL in the bio text area.
- Tap Save.
Adding a Swipe Up link to Instagram Story
Go ahead and tap on that link symbol, and you should see an option for IGTV video. Once you hit IGTV video – lo and behold – you will see the IGTV video you just uploaded. So you can link to your IGTV video in your Insta Story, even without 10,000 followers.