How to add links to your Instagram stories

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Instagram is a popular social platform for sharing links about work or certain articles and stories that are worth mentioning. Influencers and creators also often use links to ask their followers to visit their work online, promote other brands, or advertise products. Previously, Instagram offered the ‘Swipe Up’ option to add links to Instagram stories, but this has recently been replaced with Instagram stickers. This new feature allowed users to add links anywhere in Instagram story. It is no longer limited to the bottom of the page.

How to add links to Instagram stories

Not all Instagram users are allowed to add links to their Instagram stories. Only those who have over 10,000 followers on the social media platform, or who have a verified account or represent an established brand are allowed to add links to Instagram stories. These cap limits were presumably enforced by Instagram to prevent misinformation and the spread of bogus links on the platform. If you fall under the above mentioned scope to access the link button, here are the simple steps you need to follow to add a link to your Instagram story. It’s important to reiterate that users should exercise caution when sharing links with their audience. Check the authenticity of the link and make sure it is not a phishing or spam link.

  1. Open Instagram on your phone and slide to the left to download an Instagram story.

  2. Add your photo or video and edit it according to your preferences.

  3. Swipe up to open the edit tray and a Link option (a chain icon) should appear right next to Poll.

  4. Click on it and paste url you want to share with your subscribers.

  5. Part of the link will appear in your story sticker to let subscribers know before clicking.

  6. You can move the sticker to any part of the Instagram story.

  7. Share your story by clicking on the Share to option and bring it to life. The link will be clickable for everyone who sees your Instagram story.

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