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How to Add a Link to TikTok Bio With or Without a Business Account

Are you looking to add a link to your TikTok bio with or without a business account?

Do you have a business account but you can’t add a link to your TikTok bio?

In early 2022, many users reported that they don’t have the “Website” feature.

Instead of the “Website” feature, they have the “Nonprofit” feature.

The “Nonprofit” feature allows you to add a non-profit organization to your profile.

However, you cannot add a website link because it’s missing.

If you can’t add a link to your TikTok bio even if you have a business account, you’re not the only one experiencing this issue.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to add a link to your TikTok bio with or without a business account and why can’t you add a link.

How to add a link to TikTok bio

Add link to TikTok bio

Note: As of Jan 20, 2022, you need to have at least 1,000 followers to add a link to your TikTok bio.

Here’s how to add a link to your TikTok bio:

  1. Go to your TikTok profile.
  2. Tap on the menu icon.
  3. Select “Settings and privacy”.
  4. Tap on “Manage account”.
  5. Tap on “Switch to Business Account”.
  6. Choose a category.
  7. Go back to your TikTok profile.
  8. Tap on “Edit profile”.
  9. Tap on “Add your website”.
  10. Enter the link to the website.
  11. Tap on “Save”.

Keep in mind that you need at least 1,000 followers to add a link to your TikTok bio (as of Jan 20, 2022).

You also need to have a business account and not a personal one.

Why can’t I add a link to my TikTok bio?

Can't add link to TikTok bio

You can’t add a link to your TikTok bio because you don’t have 1,000 followers or above.

As of Jan 20, 2022, you need to have a business account with at least 1,000 followers to add a link to your TikTok bio.

TikTok introduced this update to mitigate spam.

According to TikTok (see the screenshot above), you need to hit any two eligibility requirements below:

  • Business accounts that have 1,000+ followers.
  • Business accounts who completed the business registration process (currently in alpha and only available in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Indonesia, and Canada).
  • Business accounts using the website link feature before the effective date of January 22, 2022, can continue using the feature with no changes.

The new eligibility requirements only affect new business accounts who switched over after the effective date.

If you’re already using the website link before January 22, 2022, you can continue using it.

However, you cannot switch to a personal account.

If you switch to a personal account and switch back to a business account, you’ll lose the website link feature.

The requirements above are taken from a reply by the official TikTok staff about adding a link to your bio.

How to add a link to TikTok bio with a business account

How to add a link to TikTok bio with a business account

Here’s how to add a link to your TikTok bio with a business account:

  1. Go to your TikTok profile and tap on the menu icon.
  2. Tap on “Settings and privacy”.
  3. Select “Manage account” followed by “Switch to Business Account”.
  4. Choose a category.
  5. Go back to your TikTok profile and tap on “Edit Profile”.
  6. Tap on “Add your website” and enter the link to the website.
  7. Tap on “Save”.

Keep in mind that you need at least 1,000 followers to add a link to your TikTok bio with a business account (as of 20 Jan 2022).

If you don’t have 1,000 followers, the “Website” feature will not show up.

Instead, you’ll see the “Nonprofit” feature.

If you already have a business account before 20 Jan 2022, you can still add a link to your TikTok bio without 1,000 followers.

However, you cannot switch to a personal account and switch back to a business account.

Otherwise, you’ll lose the “Website” feature permanently.

How to add a link to TikTok bio without a business account

You cannot add a link to your TikTok bio without a business account.

Only business accounts with at least 1,000 followers can add a link to their TikTok bio.

If you already have 1,000 followers or above, you need to switch to a business account.

You can do this by navigating to your TikTok profile > Menu > Settings and privacy > Manage account > Switch to Business Account.

After you’ve switched to a business account, the “Website” feature will show up when you’re editing your profile.

TikTok link in bio requirements

  • Business accounts that have at least 1,000 followers.
  • Business accounts who completed the business registration process (currently in alpha and only availalbe in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Indonesia, and Canada).
  • Business accounts using the website link feature before January 22, 2022 can continue using the feature with no changes.

Conclusion

Many users are unable to add a link to their TikTok bio after 20 January 2022.

This is because of a TikTok update that changed the eligibility requirements of the “Website” feature.

As of 20 January 2022, new users are required to have at least 1,000 followers to add a link to their TikTok bio.

They also need to have a business account instead of a personal one.

Hence, if the link in bio feature is not working for you, it’s due to TikTok’s update on 20 January 2022.

If you still have a link in your bio even though you don’t have 1,000 followers, you can still use it.

However, do not switch to a personal account as you’ll lose the link.

If you have any questions, you can contact TikTok support for help.

That said, you’ll most likely receive the same reply as the explanation given in this article.

For now, your best bet is to upload a video every day and get 1,000 followers to unlock the “Website” feature.

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