Instagram is one of today's most widely used social media platforms. Many internet users have an Instagram page and use it regularly. This platform allows people to share photos and videos and even build a following.
In 2021, there were over 1.21 billion active Instagram users worldwide, 28 percent of all internet users.
Since Instagram is a social platform, users can share their profiles across various channels. To do so, one must first get access to their profile link. Read below to learn how to find your Instagram link and maximize your reach.
Most Instagram users access the platform through mobile devices. After all, Instagram is primarily a photo and video-sharing app for mobile photography and videography.
Follow the five steps below to find your Instagram profile URL on an Android or iOS mobile device.
First, install the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android device. Look up Instagram on Google Play or the Apple App store, depending on your device.
Once you've found it, tap "Install" or "Get." The app will then appear on your phone.
Open Instagram and enter your credentials. The app will usually ask for your email address or username and password.
If you don't have an account yet, you can also sign up for one via the app's homepage.
After logging in, you can access most of Instagram's account features. You will most likely see your home feed. This is where you can see posts from the people you follow alongside suggestions from Instagram's algorithm.
You will find a row of icons at the bottom of your screen. Tap on the rightmost one to view your Instagram profile.
After tapping your profile photo, you can see your Instagram profile. On the top, you will see your username and profile picture. Beside your profile icon, you have your number of posts, Instagram followers, and accounts you follow. This section also includes your Instagram bio.
Below this section, you can see two buttons. The one on the left will say "Edit profile," and the other says "Share profile." Tap "Share profile," which will open up a new page.
When you tap the "Share profile" button on your profile page, Instagram will generate different ways to share your profile.
The most prominent one on the screen will be a customizable QR code that you can save. You can also scan or upload another user's QR code by tapping the tiny icon on the top right corner of the screen.
Below the QR code will be two buttons. The "Share profile" button on the left allows you to share the QR code via various channels like Twitter, Facebook, and email. To get your Instagram profile link, tap the button on the right, which says "Copy link."
While most people access the Instagram app through mobile devices, you can also access it through a laptop or desktop.
Keep reading to learn how to access your Instagram profile link on your personal computer.
Turn on your Windows or Mac computer and open your web browser. You can access the Instagram website through all modern web browsers.
Click on your browser's address bar and type in the Instagram website address (https://www.instagram.com). Press enter on your keyboard to load the page.
If you haven't logged into your Instagram account previously, the page will ask you to do so. Enter your email address, username, and password in the corresponding text fields. Hit enter or click "Log in."
Like the mobile app, you will first see your home feed upon logging in. You can scroll through the posts of the accounts you follow, with a few ads and recommendations peppered throughout.
To view your Instagram profile, click on your profile icon or username, which you can find on the top right of the web page.
Once you have loaded your Instagram profile on your browser, click on the address bar to highlight the URL. Right-click on the highlighted address and select "Copy." You can also press Ctrl+C on your keyboard to copy your profile link.
Users can access and copy links for many Instagram elements. Aside from your Instagram profile, you can copy and share links to individual posts on other platforms.
Follow these steps to learn how to copy an Instagram post's URL using a mobile device.
Open Instagram on your phone or tablet. You can find it on your device's app marketplace if you don't have it yet. For Android devices, it's the Google Play Store. For Apple devices, you can go to the Apple App Store.
After opening the app, log into your Instagram account. Type in your email address, username, and password to their corresponding text fields and tap the login button. If you don't have an account yet, you can sign up for one on the same page.
Upon logging in, you will see your Instagram home feed. Find the post from which you want to get the link. It may be from your account or someone else's. You can use the search page to help you find the post more easily.
Note that an account's visibility determines who can see a linked post. Public profiles have public posts that anyone can see.
However, if you link a post from a private profile, only that account's followers will see the post. This principle applies even when you paste the link to an external channel.
Below the post you select, you can find three icons. These allow you to like, comment, or share the post. Tap the rightmost icon, which looks like a paper plane.
After tapping the share icon, a menu displays how to share the post. You can share it with specific Instagram accounts or with external channels.
Select the button which says "Copy link." You also have the option to send the post via Messages, Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and more.
Like accessing your Instagram profile link, you can also get links to specific posts with a laptop or desktop computer. Follow these steps and learn how to do it.
Launch your chosen web browser and type the Instagram web address into your address bar. Hit enter to load the Instagram website.
If you haven't logged in to Instagram, the page will ask you to log into your account. Enter your login credentials to the proper fields and hit enter to log in. You can also sign up for a new account on this same page.
Find the post you want to link. Like the instructions for mobile devices, you can also use Instagram's search feature to find accounts or hashtags. Tap on your desired post.
Above the post, you can see the account's username in the top left corner and three dots in the right corner. Click on the three grey dots above the post.
Clicking the three dots on the post's top right corner will pull up a menu. Read through the options and select "Copy link." You can now paste the post's Instagram URL wherever you please.
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You can log in and access up to five Instagram accounts on your mobile devices.
To get a verification badge on your profile, follow these steps.
Instagram will review your request and contact you once the results are ready.
To share your Instagram posts on a Facebook page, you need to switch to a professional account, which will be public. After making these changes, follow these steps: