Frequent question: How do you open links in comments on Instagram?

Currently you can not add hyperlinks into an Instagram post comment, there’s no plans for this to change anytime soon. Many Instagrammers that want to direct followers to a site will include a link in their bio, Instagram does allow links here.

Open the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android device and head into your profile by tapping your display picture in the bottom-right corner.

  1. Tap the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner, then select “Your Activity.”
  2. Advertisement.

13.02.2021

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.

Add a Link to Your Instagram Posts

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You can type any URL you want in the caption of your photo, but it won’t link anywhere. The only official way to add a link directly to your Instagram photo is to pay up. See, Instagram lets advertisers include links … because money.

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.

So while you may know how many people have viewed and engaged with your Instagram posts and stories, you can’t track or measure how many of these followers went on to click the link in your bio and visit your website.

How to put a link in your Instagram bio

  1. Edit your Instagram profile. Go to your profile and tap on the “Edit Profile” button.
  2. Add the URL in the Website field. In the “Website” field, enter the URL you want to add to your bio.
  3. Save the changes. Tap on “Done” and that’s it – you now have a link in your Instagram bio.

30.03.2021

To do that go to Settings -> Apps -> scroll down to the app that you don’t want URLs to open in -> Tap on ‘Open by Default’ and select always Ask. So next time you click on a url it won’t open in any app directly it will ask you and you choose it to open in Chrome.

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How to add clickable links to Instagram Stories

  1. Tap the camera icon to start your story. …
  2. Click on the Link Icon the icon that looks like a chain link. …
  3. Add a call to action. …
  4. Add your content to the story and you are done.

You can add a link to an Instagram post in the post’s caption. Simply copy and paste or type out a link in the “write a caption” box. However, Instagram will not turn this URL into a clickable link, so followers will have to copy and paste it into their browser to access it.

You can shorten a URL by using an URL shortener website, which will shrink your URL for free.

Here’s how to shorten a URL.

  1. Copy the URL you want to shorten.
  2. Open Bitly in your web browser.
  3. Paste the URL into the “Shorten your link” field and click “Shorten.”
  4. Click “Copy” to grab the new URL.

23.01.2021

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