Can You Put a Link on Instagram?

by Nick Peers

You can't add a link to images and videos you post on Instagram, but you can add a link to your Instagram profile. You can link to Facebook, Twitter or your personal website. Furthermore, links inserted into the Caption box are valid when you share your photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. Be careful what you link to using Instagram; you may breach Instagram's terms of use and have your account suspended or banned.

Add a Link to Your Instagram Profile

Launch the Instagram app on your device and then tap the "Profile" button in the lower right corner of the app.

Tap "Edit your profile" and then tap the "Website" field.

Type or paste the link into the Website box and then tap the "Save" button near the bottom of the page. The link appears on your profile immediately.

Add Links to Facebook Posts

Launch the Instagram app, tap the "Camera" button and take a picture.

Tap the arrow button and then tap the services you want to share the photo with -- Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Flickr.

Tap the "Add a caption" box and then type or paste the link into the Caption box. It's not necessary to include the "http://" part of the link.

Tap the check mark button to post the image, along with the link, to the selected social networking services.


  • Information in this article applies to Instagram 5.0.2 for iOS and Android. Procedures may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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Nick Peers has been writing technology-related articles since 2003. His articles have appeared in dozens of technical publications, including MSN UK, CNET, BBC Who Do You Think You Are, LifeHacker UK and TechRadar. He holds a Masters in information technology degree from the University of East London.

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