What is Linkin.bio?
Linkin.bio is a page that helps you build a clickable, shoppable Instagram feed by linking your Instagram audience to the right products and content right from your Instagram bio. When scheduling for Instagram, simply add links to the posts and once you publish, the posts will be automatically added to your new your new shoppable page.
Here’s how it works:
- Linkin.bio must be added as the link on your Instagram profile bio
- The Linkin.bio link directs followers to a web and mobile optimized landing page that displays your Instagram posts as clickable images
- You add links to the Instagram posts you schedule through Later
- Each posts becomes clickable and links to a web page of your choice
How do I get Linkin.bio?
Linkin.bio is a feature available starting at the Premium level. If you’re already on a premium plan or higher all you need to do is setup Linkin.bio from Later on the web! If you’re on a free or plus plan check out a plan that’s right for you!
Important: Follow all the steps below, but most importantly, don't forget to add your Linkin.bio link in your Instagram Biography.
Step 1: Setup your Linkin.bio
Each one of your Instagram accounts connected to Later can have it’s own linkin.bio page. To start adding links to your post, you’ll need setup linkin.bio for each one of your social profiles.
From Later on the web click the Group Selector in the bottom left corner to access your Social Profiles & Groups page
If you have more than 1 group, select the Group that contains the social profile you'd like to have a Linkin.bio page for
1. Enable Linkin.bio Page:
From the social profiles tab, click the social profile
Next, click the Linkin.bio tab and enable the Linkin.bio page.
2. Make sure to link your website to your Linkin.bio page
Visit Website button located in the top right corner of the Linkin.bio page. This button can link to the web page of your choice, it may be your homepage or e-commerce site.
From the same Social Profile Details modal, add the text for your button. By default we called it “Visit Website”.
Next, add the link to your website in the given field and click Publish to save.
Now before making your linkin.bio page live, start by building a beautiful page that your followers can explore and click.
Step 2: Build your Linkin.bio page
Tip: No one likes a blank page, so before giving your followers access to your Linkin.bio page, make sure to post at least 9 photos with a linkin.bio link!
Add links to your posts:
When scheduling your posts from Later, add links to each one of your posts.
To populate your Linkin.bio quicker, start by adding links to your old posts!
From Later on the web go to your Calendar page
- Select a post that is already scheduled or posted from your Calendar
- Add the link in the Linkin.bio field
Tip: Linkin.bio allows you to make edits to the link of a post that’s already been posted, so you can always keep your Linkin.bio page relavent and uptodate. From Later on the web, find the post in your calendar and update the link.
3. Create a new post and add the URL link you want to direct your audience ex. Later.com
2. Make edits to crop, add captions and hashtags as per usual
3. Next, click Save to schedule and you’re done!
Tip: Save time by skipping the http:// or www. Simply type in the main url and the domain ex. later.com
Once you’ve added links to at least 9 of your post, you are ready to make your Linkin.bio page live!
Step 3: Add your Linkin.bio link in your Instagram Profile
IMPORTANT: Make sure to add your linkin.bio link to your Instagram profile.
With only space for one link on Instagram, linkin.bio makes it easier than ever to link all your posts and guide your followers to the right website, blog or product at the right time.
Let’s add your linkin.bio URL to your Instagram profile bio:
- Go to the Social Profile & Groups
- Select the group that contains the social profile
- From the Social Profiles tab, chose the social profile you'd like copy the link for
From the Linkin.bio tab find and copy the Linkin.bio url.
The Url link will be formatted like this: linkin.bio/<your IG profile>
Tip: Click Preview to see what your Linkin.bio page will look like
Finally, go to the Instagram account from the web and paste it into the Bio section
And you’re done!
Now follow the copy and paste process for each of your Instagram accounts connected to Later.