How to Link Website to Instagram Story >> In this article, we provide a tutorial on how to add a link to an Instagram story.
Do you want to add a link to a website on your Instagram story, but you have no idea how to do it? Keep reading this article where we’ll provide a step by step tutorial on how to share website on Instagram story.
Ever since Instagram released their story feature, it has taken the world by storm. Developed in the United States, Instagram has always been ahead of the curve. All other major social media platforms introduced story features within a short span of Instagram, releasing and popularizing it.
It is a fact that on Instagram, users add more stories than feed posts. Sometimes, you want to add a link to your Instagram story to share something that you found on the internet. It could be anything, a funny video clip you saw, a great song you heard, etc.
Without further ado, let’s get into the details of this process.
Requirements to Add Link To Story
Before we tell you how to link website to your story, there are a few requirements in the absence of which you cannot perform this function. Let’s look at these requirements.
- An Instagram account with at least 10,000 followers.
Yes, you need to have 10,000 followers on your Instagram account to be able to add links to your stories. It is a significant downside as most of the users do not have this amount of followers, but Instagram claims it to be a safety measure. If you don’t have 10,000 followers, I’m afraid there’s nothing we can do for you.
- The updated version of the Instagram app for better and smoother functioning.
It is more of a suggestion than a requirement. Sometimes, by not updating to the latest version, you can miss out on a lot of features. If you’re one of those people who’re still using the old version of Instagram, you need to update it.
Step By Step Tutorial
Now we’ll look at how to link website to Instagram story step by step.
- Open your Instagram account and head over to Add Story.
This one is self-explanatory. We probably didn’t even need to tell you that launch the Instagram app on your device. Go to your home feed. At the top left corner, tap on Add Story.
- Upload a photo or take a picture to add to the Instagram story
Yes, the story will contain a link, but the story itself will not be the link. It’ll be like every other story with an option to click on a link. Hence, the story needs to have a picture or a background. If you’re adding a link for business purposes or promoting a website, the professional thing to do would be to add the website interface as the story so your users will have an idea about the site before opening it.
And if they like what they see, they’re more likely to check the website out. For personal or other use, you can choose to add a coloured or a plain background.
- Click on the symbol that looks like a chain on the top corner in the story.
After you’ve inserted your picture, tap the symbol mentioned above, and you’ll be directed to a different page within the app.
- Under add link, tap on URL
After clicking on the chain symbol, you’ll be redirected to a page where you’ll see an option to add a link. Under that option, tap on the URL, if you wish to add a link. You can also link your story to IGTV by tapping on IGTV under the same option, but that is not our purpose here.
- In the URL Box, insert the link or website address.
After tapping on the URL, a text box will appear. In this text box, you have to insert the address of the website or the link you want to share. After adding the link, tap on Done on the top right corner of the page.
- Click on Add Story and your work’s done.
After you’ve performed all of the above steps successfully, you need to tap on Add Story, which will be present on the lower right corner of the story. Your story will be published.
- See your story
Yes, your story has been published. See your story to check if you made any errors and if the link is working correctly. You’ll see a Swipe Up option on the bottom. On swiping up, you’ll automatically be redirected to the provided link address.
We hope you were able to add a link to your story with the help of our tutorial.