How to Add Links in Facebook Stories

Whether you wish to share a YouTube video, an important webpage, or a petition for a cause you deeply believe in, learning how to add links to Facebook Stories is an essential tool in getting the most out of your Facebook stories. There isn’t a straightforward way to add a link, but there are a couple of easy workarounds depending on the link you want to share.

How to Add a Link in a Facebook Story from a PC

There are a couple of methods you can use to add a link from your story.

Use a Link

For this method, you only need to use your browser. The process is simple, and it requires you to use a link we’ve provided.

Follow these steps to add clickable links to Facebook Stories:

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Type “https://m.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=yourlinkhere” into the address bar. Instead of “yourlinkhere,” insert the entire URL of the link you wish to add to your story.
  3. Select “Your Story” and unselect “News Feed.” Or, if you want to post the link to your story and News Feed, select both.
  4. Press “Post to Facebook.”

Tip: Copy the link we’ve provided to your notes or bookmark this page, so you can always access it.

Use YouTube

If you’d like to share a YouTube link to your Story, you can do it through YouTube. That way, you’ll get a clickable link that your Facebook friends can visit.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and go to YouTube.
  2. Find the video you’d like to share to your Story.
  3. Press “Share.”
  4. Select “Facebook.”
  5. Select “Your Story” and unselect “News Feed.”
  6. Click “Post to Facebook.”

How to Add a Link in a Facebook Story from an iPhone

If you wish to add clickable links to your Facebook Stories using your iPhone, you’ll be happy to know there are several ways to do it. For some, you’ll need to copy a provided link, and for others, you’ll need to use other apps.

Use a Link

One of the easiest ways to insert a link to your Facebook Story is using the URL we provide below. The first part of the URL always stays the same, and the second part changes depending on the link you want to add.

Follow the instructions below to add clickable links to your Facebook stories using this method:

  1. Launch a browser on your iPhone and copy this link into the search bar: “https://m.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=yourlinkhere”. Replace “yourlinkhere” with the complete URL of the website you’d like to share.
  2. Select “Your Story” and unselect “News Feed.”
  3. Tap “Post.”

We recommend saving this link to your notes or bookmarking this page for future access.

Use YouTube

Since YouTube is connected to Facebook, you can use it to add a video link to your story. For this method, it’s crucial not to use the YouTube app but to open it from your browser and use desktop view. Otherwise, the option to share to Facebook won’t be available.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and go to YouTube.
  2. Tap the three dots at the bottom-right corner and tap “Request Desktop Site.”
  3. Open the video you wish to share.
  4. Tap “Share.”
  5. Tap “Facebook.” You’ll be redirected to Facebook’s website.
  6. Select “Your Story” and unselect “News Feed.”
  7. Tap “Post.”

Keep in mind you have to use the desktop view to be able to share to Facebook. If you don’t, you’ll only see the options to share to your News Feed.

Use WhatsApp

Another app you can use for adding links to your Facebook Stories is WhatsApp. First, you’ll post a WhatsApp story and then share it on Facebook. For that, you’ll need to install WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Here are the instructions you should follow to post a link to Facebook Story using WhatsApp:

  1. Open WhatsApp. If you don’t have it, install WhatsApp on your iPhone by following this link.
  2. Tap “Status.”
  3. Tap the pencil icon to add a story.
  4. Paste the link you want to share and make sure it shows a preview before sharing it.
  5. Tap the blue arrow to share it.
  6. Once you’ve shared it, you’ll see the “Share to Facebook Story” option. Select it, and you’ll be redirected to the Facebook app.
  7. Tap “Share now” to add it to your Story.

You can now delete the WhatsApp story if you don’t want it.

Use Instagram

When posting an Instagram Story, you can share it on Facebook as well. The process is simple, but it requires you to have the Instagram app. Moreover, you won’t be able to use this method if your Instagram account isn’t verified or you have less than 10,000 followers.

Follow the instruction below to add a link to Facebook Story using Instagram:

  1. Open your browser and copy the link you’d like to add to your story.
  2. Open Instagram. If you don’t have it, download it from the App Store.
  3. Tap the blue plus sign next to your profile picture at the top-left corner to add a story.
  4. Take or upload a photo to your story.
  5. Tap the chain link icon at the top and paste the link from the first step under “Web link.”
  6. Publish your story and share it on Facebook.

How to Add a Link in a Facebook Story from an Android Device

Facebook doesn’t offer the option to insert a link to your Story directly from the app. If you’re using an Android device, there are a few ways to work around this and add a link to a Facebook Story.

Use a Link

By using the URL we’ve provided below, you can easily add a link to your favorite website or video to your story. This method doesn’t require installing additional apps; you only need a browser.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and type “https://m.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=yourlinkhere”into the search bar. Replace “yourlinkhere” with the entire URL of the website you want in your Facebook Story.
  2. Mark “Your Story” and unmark “News Feed.”
  3. Tap “Post.”

Use YouTube

Another method for adding a link to a Facebook Story is using YouTube. Before we jump into it, let’s clarify what you need to do. First, it’s important not to use the YouTube app if you have it. This method will work only if you launch YouTube through a browser. If you try to use the app, you’ll only be able to share the link to News Feed or your groups.

Secondly, it’s essential to use the desktop mode before sharing the video.

Follow the steps below to share a YouTube link to a Facebook Story:

  1. Open your browser and go to YouTube.
  2. Enable desktop mode. The steps may vary depending on the browser you’re using, but usually, it’s done by pressing the three dots at the top-right corner and marking “Desktop Site.”
  3. Find the video you wish to share and open it.
  4. Tap “Share.”
  5. Tap “Facebook.”
  6. Choose whether to share it to your Story only or to your News Feed as well.
  7. Tap “Post.”

Use WhatsApp

WhatsApp and Facebook are connected, which means you can post a WhatsApp story containing a link and share it as a Facebook Story. Here’s how to do it on your Android device:

  1. Open WhatsApp. If you don’t have the app, download it here.
  2. Tap “Status.”
  3. Tap the pencil icon at the bottom-right corner.
  4. Paste the link you wish to share and tap the green arrow.
  5. Once the story is posted on WhatsApp, you’ll see the option to share it to Facebook. Select it.
  6. Press “Share now.”

After you post it on Facebook, you can delete the story from WhatsApp.

Use Instagram

The last method to post a link to a Facebook Story is to use Instagram. First, you post an Instagram story with a link and then share it to a Facebook Story. To do this, you need to have a verified profile or at least 10,000 followers, which means this method won’t work for everyone.

If you match the criteria, follow these steps to add a link to an Instagram story and share it on Facebook:

  1. Visit the website you’d like to share to your story and copy its link.
  2. Open Instagram. If you don’t have the app, download it here.
  3. Tap your profile picture with the blue plus sign at the top-left corner to add a story.
  4. Upload a photo from your gallery or take one.
  5. Tap the chain link icon at the top and paste the link from the first step under “Web link.”
  6. Post your story and share it on Facebook.

Share Useful and Interesting Websites With Others

By learning how to add links to your Facebook Stories, you can share helpful and interesting content with your friends, advertise small businesses, organize petitions, promote events, etc. Although Facebook doesn’t have an option that lets you insert a clickable link to your story, you can use different workarounds to achieve that, depending on the platform you’re using.

Have you ever added links to a Facebook Story? Did you use one of the methods we’ve discussed? Tell us in the comments section below.

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