Instagram’s direct message feature allows users to copy and paste clickable links and send them to friends. You can start a new direct message by tapping the paper plane icon in the top right corner of the screen and then the (+) icon. Then, you can paste the link and send it privately to a friend or follower.
To share feed posts to stories:
- Tap the paper airplane button below the post (like you would to send a direct message)
- You’ll then see an option on the following menu to “Create a story with this post”
- Tap it to see the feed post as a sticker with a customized background ready to share to your story.
To put a link in your Instagram bio, simply go onto your Instagram page and click “Edit Profile”. Then add your link under “Website”, as highlighted above. Instagram will automatically turn the URL address you enter into a clickable link.
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.
Locate the Instagram post or story you want to share. Tap the paper plane icon on the bottom right-hand side of the screen or below the post. If it’s a story, public accounts with the share option enabled will allow you to share the story with friends and followers.
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.
You can’t put links in an Instagram post. Instead, Instagram app users can only put one link in their bios. … Link directly to specific content in a swipe up Instagram Story. Viewers can either tap the arrow or swipe up to go directly to the link.
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.
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.”