Many people are not able to add links to their Instagram Story. Here, in this article, we will give some simple steps to add links to your instagram stories.
In the era of online personalisation, Instagram stands out as one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. It is different from others in a sense that it focuses on photos and videos, rather than words and links. However, you must have seen influencers and creators often using links in their stories in order to promote their brands or advertise other products. You might have stumbled across link-embedded stories by your favourite actresses or sportspersons, making you wonder how to do this.
Earlier, there was ‘Swipe Up’ option in Instagram stories for adding links. But, it has been replaced with Instagram Stickers, enabling users to embed links anywhere in the Instagram Story.
Can I use links to my Instagram stories?
The answer to this question depends on whether you pass the Instagram eligibility criteria. Not all Instagram users are permitted to add links to their Instagram Stories. The eligibility for adding links to your Instagram is having more than 10,000 followers. Alternatively, if your account represents an established brand or verified by the social media platform, you are allowed to add links to your Instagram stories.
These conditions are in place presumably to check misinformation. Some people call it Instagram’s marketing strategy. Nonetheless, if you meet the above-mentioned standard, you just need to follow these simple steps to add links to your Instagram story.
How to add a link to your Instagram Story?
- Open the Instagram App on your phone and swipe left to upload an Instagram Story.
- Add your photo or video.
- Swipe up to open the editing basket and choose the Link option.
- Click on it and paste the URL you want to share.
- You can move the link to any part of the screen.
- Click on the Share to option to make it live.
It is very important to note that Instagram expects you to ensure the link’s authenticity.