How to Send a Link to a Specific Instagram Post
Instagram definitely has no shortage of features that enable you to stay in touch with the online world. You can share everything from pictures and videos to text and voice messages.
But, what about links?
Surely there has to be a way of sharing links on individual posts and profiles, right?
Sadly, there is no way for every Instagram user to share links on posts, but they can share links on their bio page, one at a time. Did you notice the word “every” in the previous sentence? That’s because there are exceptions, and one of those exceptions is users that have over 10,000 followers and a verified account.
Those who meet the specific requirements can include a URL in their Instagram Story that allows others to swipe up to open the link. Yes, anyone can have this feature, but it costs money and requires a business account if you don’t meet the requirements. The workaround is called a paid Story Ad, which costs $1 or more depending on publishing duration and the options you choose.
Here’s some information on copying Instagram links, sharing links, and posting links.
Hot to Obtain and Copy Instagram Links
If you met the Instagram requirements to post links or paid for an Instagram Story Ad, the way of obtaining and copying URLs of Instagram posts is very simple. You just have to know where to look.
How to Get a Link from an Instagram Post
- Scroll to the post that you want to share.
- Tap the “horizontal ellipsis” (three-dot icon) in the top-right corner.
- Select “Copy Link.”
You can paste the link anywhere you want, be it an Instagram DM, another messaging app, or anywhere else. Yes, you can only paste in Instagram using Instagram DM unless you met the specific requirements or paid for a Story Ad.
How to Get a Link from an Instagram Profile
- Go to the user’s profile.
- Tap the “horizontal ellipsis” (three-dot button).
- Choose “Copy Profile URL.”
As far as your own profile goes, it’s super-easy to find out what your URL is. Every account on Instagram has the same URL pattern: https://www.instagram.com/username.
Just add the username you chose after the Instagram URL, and you’ll have your own link.
Sending Instagram Links on Desktop
Copying a URL from the desktop version of Instagram is much easier than from within the mobile app. The reason for this is that the URL is clearly visible in your browser’s address bar. Simply navigate to the profile or a post that you want to share, then copy a URL that you see in the address bar, and paste it wherever you want it.
You can do this for all posts and profiles, no matter if they’re private or not. Keep in mind, though, that the person you send the URL to won’t be able to see the profile or any of its content if it’s set to private.
Adding Links to Instagram Posts and Stories
Many users would also love the ability to link out to different pages from their Instagram posts. Unfortunately, this isn’t possible. You can copy a link to your post’s description, but it won’t be clickable.
The only way to include a clickable link in your post is to run a paid promotion. For this, you’ll need a business account. It will allow you to add CTA (Call to Action) buttons and links to your sponsored posts.
As for the Stories, things are much easier (and cheaper), but only if you have a verified account or at least 10,000 followers. If this is the case, you can add links to your Story in a few quick steps:
- When you take a picture, tap the “chain icon” (link icon) at the top of the screen.
- Select the “+ URL” option.
- Paste the link you want to add.
When you use a link in your Story, everyone who sees the Story will have the “See More” option to open the link by swiping up.
As you can see, sending Instagram links is simpler than it seems but gets held back by requirements and account type. If your account fits the bill, all it takes is a few taps, and you can share Stories and profiles wherever you want.