How to Put a Link in Instagram Story (IGTV Swipe Up Link)

Would you like to know how to put a link in Instagram story using the IGTV swipe up link option? Then this post is for you. Read further and find out more information. 

Instagram features have evolved over time and they’ve integrated new options to their photo-sharing app. Instagram has allowed their users to  upload videos on their posts or stories, but there is a time limit. Good thing that IGTV has been created as an answer to those who are seeking for options to upload longer videos on their Instagram posts or stories. 

For those who have no idea what IGTV is, it is actually an app that can be used alone or can be integrated with Instagram. This is Instagram’s answer for those users who would like to view or upload their videos that are more than 60 seconds. They can record and upload their videos up to 1 hour in length. 

In order for IGTV to work with your Instagram, you’ll need to download the IGTV app and sign in with your Instagram credentials. If you have videos that are posted on Youtube or Facebook, you can reupload those on your IGTV account. The good thing about using IGTV is that the videos will not disappear after 24 hours, unlike those on  your Instagram story. 

Since IGTV would allow you to create and upload longer videos, you might as well integrate those videos on your Instagram story and put a link or a swipe up link. You can follow the steps provided below and optimize your Instagram story. 

Use IGTV Swipe Up Link in your Instagram Story

Time Needed : 05 minutes

Here are the steps to incorporate an IGTV link in your Instagram story:

  1. Open your Instagram app and access Your Story.

    You can find that at the upper left corner of your Instagram homepage.

    put a link ig story

  2. Select a photo or video that you want to share on your IG story.

    You can also capture a new photo or video. But if you want to use an existing one, tap on the gallery icon to start selecting the content.

    instagram link select content

  3. Tap the link icon at the top of your screen.

    It will open the options to put a link.

    instagram link icon

  4. Tap on IGTV Video.

    It is the option below Swipe Up Link.

    instagram link igtv video

  5. Select the IGTV content that you want to integrate on your IG story.

    Then tap the check mark at the upper right corner of the screen.

    instagram link select igtv content

  6. Once done, tap the Your Story option at the bottom left.

    You can also put some effects on your story as you desired before clicking Your Story.

    instagram link add story

  7. Reopen your story and you should see a link option at the bottom.

    This indicates that the IGTV swipe up link has been added already and your followers will see that once they’ll open your story.

    added iGTV link

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You can also verify if the link is showing on your Instagram story by checking it on a different Instagram account. If you want to add links on multiple IG stories, just follow the same steps before you share your content to Your Story. 

I hope that you found this article helpful and you’re able to add links to Instagram stories. We also have our Youtube channel for troubleshooting videos or other tutorial videos. Please visit it anytime and don’t forget to subscribe. Thank you. 

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