How to send a link on Instagram

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Instagram definitely has no shortage of features that allow you to stay connected with the online world. You can share anything from images and videos to text and voice messages. But what about links / links? Surely there must be a way to share links to individual posts and profiles, right?

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Fortunately, there is, but it's not as obvious as you might expect. As a result, many users don't really know how to share Instagram links. If you want to discover all the options available to you, read on.


The way to share links on Instagram is very simple. You just have to know where to look. Here's how to copy a link on Instagram:

  1. Scroll to the post you want to share and tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner.
  2. Toccata Copy link.

You can paste the link wherever you want, be it an Instagram DM, another messaging app, or anywhere else. Another thing you can do is touch Share on ... which will immediately open the list of available apps to which you can send the link.

If you're wondering how to do the same for user profiles, you'll be happy to know that it works exactly the same. All you need to do is:

  1. Go to a user's profile.
  2. Tap the three-dot button.
  3. Toccata Copy Profile URL.

As for your profile, it's super easy to find out what your URL is. Each account on Instagram has the same URL pattern: nome utente

Simply add your chosen username after the Instagram URL and you will have your link.

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Copying a URL from the desktop version of Instagram is much easier than from within the mobile app. The reason is that the URL is clearly visible in the browser's address bar. Simply navigate to the profile or post you want to share, then copy a URL you see in the address bar and paste it wherever you want.

You can do this for all posts and profiles, regardless of whether they are private or not. Note, however, that the person you send the URL to will not be able to see the profile or any of its content if it is set to private.

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Many users would also appreciate being able to link to pages other than their Instagram posts. Unfortunately, this is not possible. You can copy a link to your post 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 will need a business account. It will allow you to add CTA (Call to Action) buttons and links to your sponsored posts.

As for Stories, things are a lot simpler (and less expensive), but only if you have a verified account or at least 10.000 followers. In this case, you can add links to your Story in just a few steps:

  1. When taking a photo, tap the link icon at the top of the screen.
  2. Tap the + URL button.
  3. 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 easier than it looks. With just a few taps, you can share stories and profiles wherever you want.

Do you have any other creative ways to use Instagram links? Go ahead and let us know how in the comments section.

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