How to Add Extra Links to Your Instagram Profile

by Carolyn Edlund

Instagram only allows one link, visible on your profile page. Here’s how to expand that link into a whole menu of options.

 

How Linktree expands your Instagram profile. Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

 

Frustrated with having only a single link on Instagram. Here are two websites that provide a larger selection of links for readers to choose from. As examples, I created pages using each of these services to show how my Instagram profile appears when using them. This is what you can expect if you give them a try.

I opened an account at Linktree and placed their custom link in my profile as shown (above left). On the right, you can see the menu I chose. I placed links to my business articles category page, my business consultation page, featured artists, how to become a featured artist, a subscription link to my twice-monthly emails, and social media links. It was incredibly easy, only taking about two minutes to set up.

Linktree offers several color options for your menu, and it’s simple to rearrange the order of links you create. You may want to send readers to see different collections in your portfolio. Encourage them shop at your online store or read your blog. Or, take them to any online destination of your choice. The basic option on Linktree is free to use. If you choose their Pro plan for $9.00 per month, you can customize the background to suit your taste, and get extra features, too.

 

Expand your Instagram profile with Linkin. Read about it at www.ArtsyShark.com

 

Another site that enables you to add links to every Instagram post is Link in Profile. This service offers a 30-day free trial, and then costs $9.99 monthly to maintain. I opened an account, and placed the link created there on my Instagram profile (above left). That new profile link leads to a page that I customized by adding a link for each post in my stream that I chose to include (above right).

After you create your customized page, it contains a scrollable list of each image you choose. They appear with a caption, description and corresponding link. This could be perfect for leading fans to your newest artwork, blog posts, shopping pages or even affiliate links. And with your Instagram post images shown in the customized page stream, it’s quite appealing to readers. Each one invites them to click and learn more about you.

These online tools offer useful ways to make the most of your presence on Instagram, by taking different approaches. Just remember to remind followers to click the link in your profile whenever you post a new photo on the social media site.

 

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Comments

  1. You guys should check out https://compiled.social/ too, it’s a cool free alternative.

  2. Elizabeth says

    Hi Carolyn,
    that is great read! Thank you for sharing, I have been using ContactInBio.com for a long time and it has more advanced features, let me know if you will cover it too in the future

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