Are you looking to put your Instagram link on your Twitter bio?
Cross-promoting your social media via other socials is a great idea as you can expand your reach.
If you have one social media account that has a lot more followers than the other, you might want to promote your other socials from your bio.
Instagram only allows you to add a single link to your bio, which is very meager.
As such, it puts a lot of weight for you to aggressively prompt others to click on the link in your bio.
Methods like adding a sentence along the lines of, “click the link in bio for more” in the caption of a photo or adding a swipe-up feature is used to drive more link clicks on Instagram.
However, the swipe-up feature is only available to those with over 10,000 followers, which is a huge minority on Instagram.
On the other hand, Twitter allows you to add more than one link on your bio, which is very helpful if you want to promote more than one website.
Twitter is very generous with the number of links you can include in your bio, and in your tweets. Yes—you can add links to your tweets.
Conversely, Instagram does not allow links in the caption of your posts, which makes promotion much harder.
At the end of the day, Instagram hopes to keep its users within the app, and not drive them away. They accomplish this by reducing the number of links you can include on the platform.
Twitter is less stringent on this as you can make use of your bio to promote one website, and the website field to promote another.
Read on to find out how to put your Instagram link on your Twitter bio (even if you have an existing link to another website).
How to Put Your Instagram Link on Your Twitter Bio
- Copy your Instagram link
- Go to your Twitter profile
- Tap on “Edit profile”
- Paste your Instagram link on your bio
- Alternatively, you can add it as a website
Putting your Instagram link on your Twitter bio is simple—you find your Instagram link, copy it, and paste it on your Twitter bio.
But the step that many people are unsure of is finding their Instagram link.
It’s not surprising that you’re unaware of how to get your Instagram link because it’s hard to find it on the app itself.
There isn’t a straightforward way where you can copy your Instagram link from the app. You’ll have to navigate deeper in the app in order to find it.
However, once you do, you can copy the link, paste it, or share it anywhere you please.
That being said, the norm is still to tell someone your Instagram username whenever they ask you for your Instagram.
This is because they can easily find your Instagram by typing your username in the search bar.
Moreover, every Instagram username is unique (unlike names), so knowing someone’s username is the best way to find someone on Instagram.
But if you have another social media account (e.g. Twitter), and your followers don’t know you in-person, having your Instagram link in your Twitter bio is a great way for them to find and follow you on Instagram.
In this guide, you’ll learn the exact steps to do that.
1. Copy your Instagram link
Firstly, you need to find and copy your Instagram link.
That way, you can edit your Twitter bio, and paste it directly in there.
But how do you find your Instagram link? There are two ways of getting your Instagram link.
Firstly, all you have to do is to type: https://www.instagram.com/yourusername.
Every Instagram account has a unique URL where your username located at the back of it.
In other words, every Instagram URL slug (the final part of a URL) is a username.
Secondly, you can find and copy your Instagram link on the app itself.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can find and copy your Instagram link within the app itself:
- Open the Instagram app.
- Tap on your profile.
- Tap on the menu icon at the top-right hand corner.
- Select the “QR Code”.
- Tap on the “Share” icon on the top-right hand corner.
- Scroll down, and select “Copy” to copy your Instagram link.
Now that you copied the link, you can share it anywhere.
Although the link is your Instagram name tag, anyone who clicks on it will be directed to your Instagram profile where they can follow you.
2. Go to your Twitter profile
After you copied your Instagram link, open Twitter and go to your Twitter profile.
Your profile is located at the extreme left of the top navigation bar on Twitter.
To go to your profile, tap on your profile picture at the top-left hand corner.
Then select “Profile” to go to your Twitter profile.
3. Tap on “Edit profile”
Next, you want to find the button that says, “Edit profile”.
The button is located on the top-right hand side of your profile, below your profile’s banner.
Tap on that button and you will be directed to a screen where you can edit your profile.
4. Paste your Instagram link on your bio
Then, what you want to do next is to find the section that says, “Bio”.
The section is located under your name.
The bio section is where you can add a description of yourself, the content that you post, or multiple links.
You can also link another twitter profile without having to put a link by adding an @ sign, followed by the account’s username.
If you want to add your Instagram link to it, simply press the bio field, and select “paste”.
You should be able to paste your Instagram link on your Twitter bio if you’ve copied it to your clipboard from step 1.
Lastly, tap on “Save” to save your Twitter bio, and your Instagram link is now successfully added in your Twitter bio.
5. Alternatively, you can add it as a website
Alternatively, if you don’t want to add your Instagram link directly in your profile’s description, you can add it as a website.
A great thing about Twitter is that you can add multiple links in your bio.
You can add several links on the description of your bio, and you can also add another link on the website field in your bio.
To do that, navigate to your profile again, and select “Edit Profile”.
At the bottom of the screen, above the “Birth Date” field, there is a Website field.
Paste your Instagram link on the website field, then tap on “Save” to save your Twitter bio.
You’ve successfully put your Instagram link in your Twitter bio!
How do you get your Instagram URL?
There are two ways where you can get your Instagram URL.
The first way is to add your Instagram username at the end of the Instagram URL (e.g. https://www.instagram.com/yourusername).
For example, if your username is @followchainorg, your Instagram URL is https://www.instagram.com/followchainorg.
The second way is to copy your Instagram link via the Instagram app.
You can do so by opening the Instagram app > profile > menu > QR Code > Share > Copy.
Can you add links to Twitter?
Yes, you can add links to Twitter. Everyone can add links to their Twitter bio no matter the account type.
You can also add links in your tweet(s). If you have an article that you want to share on Twitter, you can add its link in your tweet.
How do I put a link in my Twitter bio?
To put a link in your Twitter bio, go to your profile, select “Edit Profile”, and paste a link in the website field.
Alternatively, you can add a link directly in your Twitter bio, and it will automatically be shortened and hyperlinked.
For instance, if you were to add your Instagram link (e.g. https://www.instagram.com/followchainorg) in your Twitter bio, it will be automatically hyperlinked and shortened to instagram.com/followchainorg.
You can try this out yourself.
Can you add more than one website to Twitter?
Yes, you can add more than one website to Twitter. Twitter allows multiple links in your profile, so you don’t have to use an all-in-one link tool.
In your Twitter bio, you can add more than one link if you want to promote multiple websites.
You can also add a website via the website field in your profile.
How do you remove a link from your Twitter bio?
To remove a link from your Twitter bio, go to your profile, and tap on “Edit Profile”.
Then, delete the link(s) that you’ve added in your bio description (if any), and remove the link that you’ve added in the website field (if any).
In this article, you’ve learned how to add you Instagram link on your Twitter bio.
Adding your socials (not only your Instagram link) is a great way to drive people to follow you on different platforms.
This is especially useful if your username is different for your other socials.
This allows people to find your other socials easily without having to ask you for your username(s).