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I just found out that Instagram does not allow links

Why? Is there some workarounds to add a link to an individual post?

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    No, but you can

    1. Add short easy to remember urls by using urlshortners e.g. bit.ly .
    2. If your followers would use desktop to browse instagram, you could add QR code to your images/videos so they can easily open the URLs through their smartphone.

    e.g.

    needgap

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      There is an Instagram Chrome Extension that converts links to clickable links.

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      I thought about QR code, but yes, it will require an onscreen QR code reader.

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        Another thing, which I started exploring is to have an actionable image. There is a hack that allows adding JS script into an image, but I am not sure if a) It will ever be allowed on Instagram, b) it actually works the way I wanted.

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    Instagram wants you to stay in Instagram, this is the primary reason they don't allow links in posts. I believe the closest you can get to what you're looking for is a swipe-up link on a story. This feature becomes unlocked when you've reached 10K followers. For posts, I believe you're stuck with the standard "see link in bio" within the post caption.

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      Yeah, I know about see link in bio, amazing, some companies even offer Instagram like design when a user clicks a link.

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