If you’d like to share an Instagram photo or video outside the platform, you’ll have to get that item’s shareable link. We’ll show you how to get these links from your Instagram account, on either desktop or mobile.
Please note that you can’t get links to photos or videos that are in a private Instagram account. For these accounts, Instagram doesn’t show the option to get a link.
Get a Photo or Video’s Link on Instagram
The instructions to get a link to a photo or video on Instagram are the same for all Instagram-supported devices, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook computers, as well as iPhones and Android phones.
To start, open Instagram and find the photo or video for which you want to get a shareable link.
At the top-right corner of that item, click or tap the three dots.
In the menu that opens after selecting the three dots, choose “Copy Link.”
The link to your selected photo or video on Instagram will be copied to your device’s clipboard. Use the “Paste” option in any text field on your device to view your link.
Your shareable Instagram link should look something like this:
You may now send this link to your friends and family. They can click or tap it to access your shared photo or video on Instagram. Happy sharing!
Did you know you can view a list of all the links you’ve clicked on Instagram?