One of the most popular expressions of all time among influencers is ‘Click the link in bio’. Ever wonder how they put the links in bio? If you are reading this, then you did 🙂
Instagram makes it clear how to put a link in your bio in a few steps. We would like to guide you on this step by step. Let’s start!
Steps of editing your profile varies from platform to platform. Twitter lets you tag other handles in your bio. LinkedIn gives you the ability to link yourself to your employer’s official page. Facebook allows you to tag a number of different businesses, interest pages, and people in your “About” section, so you can let friends know who you work for, what brands you like, your alma mater, your relationship status, and so on.
What about Instagram?
Before recent updates, Instagram didn’t give us a ton of space to brand our profile with hashtags and profile handles — we could only link to their respective pages in photo captions. Websites were the only types of links you could put in your bio (hence the common phrase “link in bio”).
What does “link in bio” mean on Instagram?
When someone addresses their audience with the phrase “link in bio” on Instagram, it means they are directing them to go to their Instagram profile’s bio section to access the clickable URL for the website they’re promoting.
“Link in bio” is essentially a call to action, promoting more information available outside of Instagram’s parameters.
But Instagram recently gifted us two new features: linkable profiles and hashtags, right in your bio. You can now add them alongside the link to your website.
How to Add a Link to Your Instagram Bio
1- Open your Instagram mobile app or web app.
2- Visit your profile by tapping the person icon on the bottom right on the mobile app and top right on the web app.
4- Tap “Edit Profile” at the top of the screen.
5- Write a custom description in 150 characters or less.
6- The field named ‘Website’ is where the bio link is affecting. Add a brief link to your website in the form of yourdomain.com.
7- Add links to other profiles by tapping “@” followed by the profile’s handle.
8- Add hashtags by tapping “#” followed by the hashtag you associate with.
9- Tap “Done” to save your bio.
Note: The instructions above apply to the current version of Instagram — and applies to the date at 27.10.2020. For the oncoming dates, the steps might change.
You can see how Instagram suggests popular hashtags as you edit the bio text field, just like it would when you add a hashtag to a picture’s caption. Below, you’ll see the profile of a person who uses hashtags, profile links, and websites in the bio.
Did you know?
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