Until now, Instagram only allowed users to post links to stories whose accounts had been verified or had more than 10,000 followers. But now the situation has finally changed and a small group of users can experimentally share the link in their story through a sticker.
Unlike the previous method in which the contact has to drag the page up to open the link, in this method the links are placed inside the sticker and with one touch, you are taken to the desired URL They transfer. In addition, users can reply to stories that use these stickers, whereas in previous linked stories this was not possible.
Vishal Shah, Instagram product manager, says the test group for this feature is very small and have been selected solely to show how to use the links to the company’s officials. Instagram will now monitor the sharing of links and watch out for incorrect information and spam. He adds that the use of stickers in the current way is closer to the mechanism of users’ use of the total capabilities of this platform, thus making the whole system more integrated.
Vishal Shah says that link stickers are the ultimate way for Instagram to provide links, whether this method is available to all users or, as in the past, only verified and popular accounts have access to it. However, the Instagram product manager emphasized that the links are supposed to be limited to stories, and the company has no plans to bring them to the feed or other parts of the application.
Instagram has recently undergone major changes and introduced many of its app features for the desktop version. We informed you last week that the test for posting through the browser has begun, and some users have finally been able to share the content they want from their computer.