How to swipe up on Instagram to view online content

Want your Instagram followers to view content without leaving the app? Learn how followers can swipe up to view story links.

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How to swipe up on Instagram to view online content

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Transcript: hey everyone in this video I wanted to show you how to add a link to your Instagram story now this is often called a swipe up link so you swipe up and it will take you to a YouTube page for example or to your website you could use it to sell things or you could use it to get views on different videos and it's taking me some time to get to the point where I can make this video and I'll show you why in a second just make sure you watch the video till the end I'll answer all your questions it's a little bit of a complicated setup mainly because there is an IG TV swipe up link which is nowhere and there is an old-school swipe up link that takes you to a YouTube video or a website or a blog and that's the one I'm gonna focus on in this video if it's your first time here I make easy-to-follow social media tech videos every single day of the week so please consider subscribing so let's go through the process I want to show you how to get this swipe up link so... See more →

Transcript: how to add swipe our feature to Instagram stories without 10k followers see yeah what's going on guys throw her back with the new video and in this video I'm going to be showing you guys how you can add the swipe up link to your Instagram stories without actually having 10,000 followers it's actually a really cool trick and we're just gonna dive right into I'm gonna hop onto my phone and I'm gonna show you the trick but before I hop on my phone if you guys have not joined the Facebook group yet if you guys didn't know I've got a Facebook group on Facebook where I sure extra additional value related to Instagram we do lives from time to time you guys share your secrets help each other out so if you haven't joined the Facebook up yet the link is down in the description I highly encourage you to join it because it's a great community of people striving towards one goal which is growing and monetizing Instagram all right guys so I'm on an iPhone and a smash you like by the way for the sloth in the background I think it's pretty cool... See more →

Transcript: all right gasps you all must know about the Instagram swipe of option once we get on the Instagram stories by which someone can just scroll up and gets redirected to a particular link so today we are going to talk about that how can we get the Instagram type up on our Instagram profile so with that being said to you what's up guys the well sure and now without any further ado let's get started so before we get started make sure you press the subscribe button along with the bell icon so you will be notified every time I upload a new video zel for getting the Instagram swipe up option and according to Instagram policy it is mandatory to have at least 10,000 minimum followers on your Instagram profile and the second condition is that your Instagram profile should be a business account or a business profile so once you get the 10,000 followers on your Instagram you will not get that type of option instantly for this you have to do a small process that is that you have to uninstall the application the Instagram application and after that you have to reinstall the Instagram... See more →

Transcript: hi folks it's mike murphy today's quick tip is in instagram stories and in IG TV in this tutorial i'm going to show you how to create a link from your instagram stories to your IG TV video okay so once you've taken a photo or a video inside instagram stories what we're going to do is tap on the link icon that you see there in the upper right next to the smiley face sticker so we're just going to tap on that now it says here add link so anything that you have in your IG TV which you must have something you can link to and if you see down below there you have the ability to preview it so just tap on preview and I'll show you what that video is when you select the video that you want just tap on it and click done in the upper right corner now you just see here that little thing that says linked that's all you're gonna see so you're not gonna be able to see a preview of what your viewers are gonna see so when somebody's watching your story they're gonna be able to swipe... See more →

Transcript: One question I get a lot from myfellow online business owners is, Elise, How do I sharemultiple links in my Instagram stories when I don't have10,000 followers yet. Now, as you probably know, when yousee people saying in their stories, swipe up, swipe up, swipe up, What they're doing isdriving you to a link. Once you actually swipe upat the bottom of the screen, you're going to be taken to a new link. This sexy feature is only available toyou if you have an Instagram business account, and if you have 10,000 followers. Now I know a lot of successful onlinebusiness people who haven't really focused on Instagram, they mighthave 400 followers, they might have a thousand and yetthey have a lot of content to share. If they have blog posts, they havevideos, they have podcast episodes. So here is my trick for online businessowners to be able to share multiple links in their Instagram stories,even without 10,000 followers. Ready? All right. The first stepis you are going to utilize IGTV, okay? You're gonna pull upyour phone and record a video. You can just use thecamera app on your phone, make sure it's at least 15seconds. Okay. With IGTV videos,... See more →

Key quotes:

  • "Shortly after the rollout, Insta began allowing users with verified accounts to seamlessly post links within their stories, and since May of 2017 more and more accounts have gotten access to this in-demand feature"
  • "Clickable links within Instagram Stories are now also available to many business profiles (not personal ones) with 10,000 followers or more.* Which means that, for the first time, a high-visibility post can link back to your website, blog, or Namastream product seamlessly and easily"
  • "If you’ve got access to the linking feature, adding a live link to your most recent blog post, your website, or even another social media account is a cinch"
  • "To ensure that viewers are aware of the live embedded link, be sure to include a call-to-action in your story text that directs them to it"
  • "Adding links is a HUGE first step toward connecting your Instagram account to your blog or website"
  • "If you’re demonstrating a series of yoga poses, include a short video and a few stills on Insta, then create a final slide that directs users to your site for full instructions"
  • "But if you really want to leverage your Insta following and increase traffic to your site, tinker around with Instagram Stories links."
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Key quotes:

  • "For example, the social media savvy fashion brand @valfre (here’s an article that’ll show you how to find the most valuable influencers to do partner with) uses their story highlights to always have a direct shopping link to their latest product release"
  • "If you run a blog and have seen your traffic dwindle or if you’ve never had one but always wanted to tell more stories, highlights is the perfect medium to either send more people to your new blog posts and boost your traffic or even use it as a blog replacement to tell the stories you’d like your audience to see"
  • "Instead of posting about my contest 3 or more times on my account (which I consider annoying and low-quality content), I used the story highlights to let my followers know I was giving away more than 20 pins from my favorite pin makers for free"
  • "For example, the always-excellent-on-Instagram beauty giant, @glossier , uses their story highlights to partner with personalities to a) show people how to use their products and b) cross promote with other social media accounts and grow each other’s audience."
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Key quotes:

  • "Update 2 May 2018: This story has been updated with step by step screenshots on how to add your Sarahah or TBH links to your snaps and stories"
  • "It was first posted in July 2017 when Snapchat added the feature"
  • "It allows you to link your snaps to websites"
  • "When I wrote this story in 2017 and tested out the new feature — the following questions came to mind"
  • "Only friends/followers can see the link, whether its on a Snap a Story or the Map"
  • "No Click stats yet either"
  • "Make sure you have an account over at Sarahah and copy your profile URL, then click the 📎 paperclip on your snap, and paste the link & tap “go”"
  • "Snapchat app will load the Sarahah webpage and you can click “attach to snap”"
  • "Yeah you should be able to but there is one problem with Instagram"
  • "Adding links is only available for certain profiles — like business profiles, verified accounts, and accounts with > 10k followers"
  • "“Right now, only verified accounts are able to add links to their story.” — from Instagram Support But here is a good video showing you how: Facebook did its usual."
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Key quotes:

  • "The ability to add links inside an Instagram story is a game-changer for companies trying to engage their followers while also driving IG ROI"
  • "Make sure your brand is keeping its audience on its toes with the below 10 creative ways to use the swipe-up function in Instagram Stories"
  • "Essentially, adding a link to any of your Instagram Stories for people to swipe upwards and onto a destination of your choosing is a major marketing opportunity that should not be neglected"
  • "We drummed up ten super creative ways to use the Instagram Stories swipe-up tool to further engage your followers, consequently creating deeper bonds and stronger connections"
  • "There’s something that feels personal about a blog — even if it’s by a business — and that lends your brand extra authenticity brownie points"
  • "While you’re promoting your latest article on your Instagram Stories, be sure to insert the link to it for your followers to swipe up and read it right then and there"
  • "Are you producing an Instagram story to demonstrate an item, or maybe you’re a cosmetic brand that’s giving a tutorial on how to use a specific product? There are countless ways to engage your audience through the link in your Instagram Stories, and there are so many advantages that come with doing so."
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Key quotes:

  • "Think back on what you were aiming to accomplish with Instagram in the first place, and that will help you better discern which of the following link options could be the best choice for your brand and your unique objectives"
  • "But, for people who perhaps miss your advertisement or your initial post announcing the start of the contest, it’s a great idea to create a dedicated landing page that explains things like the rules, timeline, and prize for your contest — and then link to that landing page in your Instagram bio"
  • "Use your Instagram link to send people to a landing page where they can opt-in to receive something for free — whether it’s a coupon code or a digital download that teaches them something they’re eager to know"
  • "As a result, they use their Instagram link to send people to the photography page of their website, where those visitors can see even more awesome images"
  • "This is an important thing to remember about the link in your Instagram bio: In most cases, people are going to click that link if they’re interested in finding out more about your brand"
  • "Think you can only use your Instagram bio link to send followers to your website homepage?"
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