Wondering how to add a link to Instagram Story (or what in the world an Instagram Story is)?
This article will be your life savior!
The short and simple definition: it’s a near perfect match to the increasingly popular Snapchat stories function. Let me guess… you’re not the master Snapchat user. (No wonder you don’t know what’s a story and why stories are so popular.)
Stories only last for 24 hours and if you want to keep them, you can use stories highlights. Those are the fancy circles that you see in some profiles. You can use them to save your Instagram story links as collections.
Where is everything?
If your profile is public, so are your stories, so if the people you follow have public profiles then that means their story will appear on top of your Instagram feed in little circles. It looks pretty, FYI.
How do I post my own Instagram story?
From your home menu, you will see a camera icon at the top. Once you do it, then a screen that activates your camera. Don’t worry, it’s not automatic so don’t panic.
You can write over your story, make the writing different colors and even go wild and make it look like lights. Fancy.
Be prepared to spend time learning the many new features, as Instagram keeps adding more creative gadgets (similar to what Snapchat does).
How can I view my own story?
The same way you would look at someone else, go onto your profile and click on your profile picture to see your own.
You can also view your insights.
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Can I hide my stories from people?
You sure can – go onto your Instagram account settings and click ‘story settings,’ then ‘hide story from.’ The rest is pretty self-explanatory, just write the name of the person you want to hide your stories from.
Can I save my stories?
Of course, you can. Press the three little dots on the right-hand bottom corner, then click ‘save photo.’ You can also share it to your Instagram feed if you want. Fancy!
Can I see how many people have watched it?
Again, yes. When watching your own story, at the bottom a number will appear with the number of views it’s had. You can swipe this up to see what people have watched. Sneaky!
How To Add A Link To Instagram Story? How to add swipe up?
If you have over 10,000 followers or if you have a verified account, you have an incredibly effective tool at your disposal — the swipe up link. This will allow you to add a clickable link on every story, which is great because Instagram only allows you to share one link (in your bio).
I saved this quick tutorial so you can see directly from the app how to add a picture or video, how to add your link, where are the features to tag or mention other brands, and there is a bonus at the end!
How do I create branded Instagram Stories template using Over? (Watch this video)
I feel like a broken record! You need to get your 10,000 Instagram followers as soon as possible. Of course, if you’re a business profile.
Using the swipe up feature (once you have your 10,000 followers) you can add a call to action to every story. Your instagram strategy will allow you to get more leads and unique sales opportunities.
Stories are a great fit to post exciting content regarding a new product, service, or event, and then encourage those users to “swipe up for details.” You can link a blog post or videos from your Youtube channel.
Note: if you just got your 10,000 followers and click the link icon and nothing happens, please note that it might take a couple of hours to get active.
Instagram Stories Polls
If you’re looking to engage with your audience and grab their attention, Instagram polling features are a great way to stop your followers from swiping past your story!
Instagram Stories polls not only grab your audience’s attention, but they also create an opportunity to hear directly from your followers and customers.
Use Instagram Stories Polls to Learn More About Your Audience
One of the easiest ways to get to know your followers (and get them talking) is to simply start asking questions!
Your poll results will reveal your followers’ likes, dislikes and what they’d like to see more of from your account.