How to Add a Link to Stories Through the Link Sticker on Instagram

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Instagram has decided to expand the Link sticker feature or links on IG Stories to all users regardless of the number of followers of an account.

Has not yet found this Link sticker feature in the Instagram application via the Android smartphone used. Application updates are also not yet available on the Play Store.

However, through its official blog, Instagram has already shared the steps for inserting a link via a sticker on Instagram Stories .

  • Fetch or upload content to your story
  • Select the sticker tool from the navigation bar at the top
  • Tap the “Link” sticker to add the desired link and select “Done.”
  • Place a sticker in a story , like any other Instagram sticker, and tap it to see a variety of sticker colors.

Instagram also added that they were working on letting people know what they were going to see when they tapped on a sticker from a user of the feature.

Prohibited Content

Instagram confirms that things that violate their Community Guidelines, such as hate speech or misinformation, will not be allowed to access the Link sticker.

Regarding the expansion of this Link sticker, Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri through his Instagram account said he had heard many responses about limiting the number of followers on this feature.

“We’ve received a lot of feedback over the years about limiting links to accounts with over 10,000 followers, and we’re listening to you,” Mosseri wrote.

Trial in June 2021

The news about the expansion of the Link sticker feature has actually been around since last June, with news about the trial to a small group of users.

Instagram’s head of product, Vishal Shah, told The Verge  at the time that they were in the testing phase to learn how people use links in the app.

They will look for the types of links that people post the most, including whether those links are being used to spread misinformation.

“It’s a future system that we want to achieve, and that’s what we hope to launch, if we can make this work,” he said as reported by Gizmodo , Wednesday (30/6/2021).

Previously, to embed a link in Instagram Stories, users needed to have a minimum of 10 thousand followers .

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