Instagram URLs. It may seem like such a small aspect of your Instagram account. Although it’s not something the average Instagrammer thinks about very much, making sure you know your URL is great if you want to share your account with others.
Your own Instagram URL is different from anyone else’s – just like your username! To make sure that people get to your page, insert your Instagram URL where ever you can, whether it’s a YouTube description, blog post or on your business cards.
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What is my Instagram URL?
You may be asking yourself, “what is my Instagram URL? And..what even is a URL?” URL is short for “universal resource locator.” This link is unique to your own Instagram account and can directly lead others to your page.
Typically, your Instagram URL falls under this template: https://instagram.com/username. Try it out yourself by opening a new tab on your phone or desktop, then type in your Instagram username after typing in https://instagram.com/. The same kind of template goes for Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.
For example, Upleap’s Instagram URL looks like this: https://www.instagram.com/upleapdotcom (Follow us!)
The mobile view of Upleap’s Instagram looks like this. You can locate the URL of any Instagram account on a desktop by looking at the search tab on the top left corner of the screen. Check it out here:
Tip: even if you have changed your Instagram username, you can still use this method to locating your Instagram URL. Your URL will change whenever you change your own Instagram username. How To Choose The Best Instagram Username
How to change my Instagram URL
Because your URL changes whenever you change your username, that is how you change your URL! So if you really want to change your Instagram URL, first try to change your username. Then, you should see that change come up when you try to fin your URL.
Need a refresher on changing your username on Instagram? Here’s how:
- First, open the Instagram app and navigate to your account page.
- Then, tap the “edit profile” button. You will be direct to a screen where you can change your profile photo, name, username, website, bio and edit your personal information.
- Here, you can tap your username and type in a new one.
- The only problem you may face is your desired username already being taken. Be creative if you come across this problem!
- Lastly, hit done and your username has officially changed!
- Tip: Can’t think of a username? Check out this article here: A Guide To Instagram Username Generators
If you are considering changing your username, be sure to let your followers now. This can easily be done through a quick story post or photo. If you are using Instagram for business, it is even more important because you don’t want to confuse your customers.
Why is my Instagram URL so important?
Everyone’s Instagram URL is unique. That being said, it’s important that you give people the correct URL so they reach the right account.
If you run a YouTube channel, blog, website or anything like that, definitely consider taking your URL and using it in your social media posts. Furthermore, put your Instagram URL on business cards, or anywhere you’d like for people to see your account. That way, more people can easily access your account. More traffic equals more potential followers
Other ways to share your account with others
Let’s take a break from Instagram URLs for a hot minute and look at a really similar and new way of sharing your account instantly!
Introducing Instagram Scan. Now, you can scan any user’s “nametag” in the app. It’s a bit hidden, so we’ll show you how to find it and use it.
- First, open the Instagram app and navigate to the explore page.
- Tap on the small square button on the top right corner of the screen.
- Next, a camera screen will appear where you will be able to scan other people’s nametag.
- Make sure you are hovering the camera over the other user’s nametag.
- To view your own nametag, or get others to scan your nametag, tap on “go to your nametag” at the bottom on the screen.
If you are being reminded of Snapchat right now, we understand! Instagram has introduced the scanning technology that Snapchat has been using since the app launched. What do you think? Will you be using it to connect with new Instagram friends?
URL and Link in Bio…same thing??
Instagram URL and the link in your bio are not the same thing! The link in your bio is something you can choose. It can lead to whatever website you want.
You might want to make the link be to your online business, your blog, website, youtube channel, etc. Whatever is on the Internet that you want your followers to see, you can post it there!
Fun fact: there’s a secret way to be able to add multiple links into your bio. How can that be? With all of Instagram’s new and ever-changing features, adding multiple links to your bio is now possible and easy. If you want to be sneaky like that, check out the article How To Make The Most Of The Link In Your Instagram Bio
There is so much more to know about that little link feature in your Instagram bio. When you’re done reading this article, definitely be sure to check out this article about Instagram links 6 Instagram Bio Ideas To Attract Your Ideal Followers
You are now one step closer to having a perfect Instagram profile!
There you have it, now you know what your own Instagram URL is as well as the URL of essentially anyone else. Has this article inspired you to go place your Instagram URL everywhere? or maybe change your username to make it a more memorable URL?
And lastly, don’t forget to follow us at @upleapdotcom on Instagram! We are sure you know our URL (hehe)!