Add Multiple Links To Instagram with Smart.bio
Hey there! I want to have a one on one with you about something. Don't you have times where you want to add 2 or more links to your Instagram bio but can't? For example, adding your site to your IG bio but you also wanted to add your newsletter sign up?
Well, there's a tool that can do that for you. Have you heard of Tailwind's new tool called "Smart.bio"? If not let me explain it to you in this post.
The Smart.bio tool lets you add multiple links to your Instagram bio. Well, not really individual links but you're combing a bunch of links into one link. You can add as many links using this tool.
Additionally, you can also add links that link to your individual Instagram post. It's a step up to the next level!
In this post, I'm going to be talking about the Smart.bio tool with walkthrough tutorial. I'm also going to giving you my thoughts on the tool and share with you multiple video previews on how to simply use the tool.
So grab your mug of coffee or tea and let's get right into it!
Where can you find Smart.bio?
You can find the Smart.bio tool on the sidebar under your Instagram profile in Tailwind. It will have an icon that looks like a "link".
First, claim your link!
Once you click the tool, you would be lead to 2 pages where you need to claim your link.
You can connect multiple IG accounts to claim each their own smart.bio link by hovering over your photo in the left-hand corner and clicking on "Add New Account"
You can customize the URL base on your brand. This URL will allow your audience to click the link in your bio, allowing them to access your collaboration of links.
Once you're done with the claim, you're ready to start using Smart.bio! Here, you're lead to the "Manage Page". This page is where you can add multiple links and check your stats.
Oh! But before you can start adding links, the most important thing you need to do is add your smart.bio link to your profile. You can copy your link by clicking on the "Copy" icon and then go to your Instagram Settings.
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Adding Smart.bio to your "Bio"
To add your link, you would need input the link in "Website" in your IG settings. Don't put the link in your actual bio because it won't be clickable. This is shown below.
Once you've done that, make sure to click save!
Let's get back to setting up Smart.bio
Go back to your Tailwind tab and you should be able to click on the icon "Check again" in the yellow box. Once it's done, you're able to add links!
Adding Links - Your Button Links
To add links such as your website, social media, newsletter sign-up, etc, scroll down to "Your Button Links". You are shown two input tabs "Enter Button Label" and "Enter Link".
- Enter Button Label: This is where you add the name or title of your clickable link. Your audience can view this label.
- Enter Link: This is where you add any of your links.
On the right side, you're able to see a preview of what your links will look like once you enter the labels. You can interact with it by clicking any tab to check if your links work.
You can add more links if you need to by clicking on the blue icon "Add New Button Link!"
Adding Instagram Post Links
Remember how I said you can add links to your individual post? Well, yeah you can! Let me show you.
First off, click the icon "Get Your Latest Posts". This is to make sure your Instagram feed is up to date with your Tailwind tool.
After that, pick any post that you would like to link to. Under "Link Label" you are shown tabs that say "Tap to View Link" and "Enter a Link". Like your button links, you need to add a link title and a clickable link.
Here is what it looks like when filled in...
Once you're happy with it, click on the blue icon button "Add" and it will show up in your Smart.bio link.
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Your audience will be able to click on the image or title and be sent to the link you added.
Last option: Customizing your Smart.bio link
Don't worry we're nearly done! On the top bar, click on "Customize Page". This is where you can customize your Smart.bio.
You can change:
- Page Title which is the title of your smart.bio page.
- Button Color is where you can change how your clickable tabs will look like.
- Post Link Button Text is where your Smart.bio visitors can access your content under your Instagram post links.
My thoughts on the tool
This tool is great when you want to showcase your links. For me, I love how you can add links to your individual post. I never really thought a tool like this would be released until Tailwind did it.
When I'm about to create a new post, I love to add photos from the post I'm about the create.
The sad thing is I couldn't really add the link from my blog post to the Instagram post.
For example, the day I went to the restaurant with my family, I upload an Instagram post of the food and later on made a review post of that said restaurant. I can also add a link to an informative source relating to the place I travelled as well.
Another thing I like is it's not that hard to build. Look, there are plenty of tools where you gotta add Instagram or Twitter permissions and stuff like that and it's frustrating. When I first tried using Smart.bio, I was like "whoa that was quick and easy to set up". Just add a title and link and bam, it's done!
Lastly, good job Tailwind for adding in an interact preview on the side. This is an awesome way to be able to check if you installed the right links and actually see what it looks like.
Things they could improve on Smart.bio
Another is to add more customization options. If you're a creative person like me, you know that it would be awesome to be able to have different options to be able to change the look of the Smart.bio page.
Options I would like is the font types and maybe add an option to add your brand logo or banner. Also the look of how the posts are view (for example, instead of the normal square look, I could change it to a circular frame).
You just learned how to use the Smart.bio tool from Tailwind. If you haven't got Tailwind for Instagram or Pinterest yet, click the link here.
This isn't like those 30-days time-based trials. Instead, you'll get free 100 scheduled Pins or 20 scheduled Instagram posts to try out. So what are you waiting for? Try it now!
Also, guess how many times I said "link/s" in the post?
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