How To Put A YouTube Link In Instagram Bio: A Quick Guide

Are you a YouTuber? Do you want to drive more traffic to your YouTube channel? Instagram is a great platform to promote your videos and gain more subscribers. One way to do that is by putting the link to your YouTube channel in your Instagram bio. But, how do you do it? Fear not, in this blog post, we will guide you through the quick steps on how to add your YouTube link to your Instagram bio.

How Many Links Are Available On Instagram Bios?

For the longest time, you were only allowed 1 link in your Instagram profile. That changed recently and now you can have up to 5 links on your Instagram profile.

Some users have been adding more links with LinkTree.

However, if you do some research you may learn that LinkTree is bad for SEO.

Furthermore, I don’t recommend giving your audience too many choices, as they may feel overwhelmed and choose nothing. I’ve only added 3 links in my own Instagram bio for that reason and don’t use the famous LinkTree.

(Do note, not all Instagram users have this feature yet, as it is rolling out over the next few days, weeks, and months.)

Once you have uploaded your video to your YouTube channel, you need to grab your YouTube link.

This can be found by opening your video on YouTube, clicking the share button, and copying the link provided.

how to add YouTube link to Instagram bio
This is how you find your link to a specific YouTube video.

Open Your Instagram Bio In Your Profile Area

Next, open your Instagram profile. Click on the Edit Profile button.

Under your username, you will see a section labeled ‘Links’. Paste your YouTube channel link into the field. Make sure to click ‘Done’ to save the changes. You can add 5 links to your Instagram bio.

how to add links in Instagram bio
This is how to add links to your Instagram profile.

When you see your Instagram links on your profile you can edit and reorder them easily. Just click the 3 dots in the upper right-hand corner of the links.

A reorder button will appear and you can easily drag them to the top or bottom of your profile.

After adding your YouTube link to your Instagram biography, it’s important to test the link. Click on the link in your YouTube video to make sure it directs to your specific YouTube video.

This way, you can ensure that anyone who clicks on the link will be taken directly to your YouTube channel video.

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This is what the YouTube link in the Instagram bio will look like.
Shorten The Link

The link to your YouTube channel in your Instagram bio sometimes can be lengthy and difficult to remember. So, it’s a good idea to shorten the link using a free URL shortener tool like Bitly.

This way, if you want, the link will look cleaner and take up less space in your bio. It’s a great way to promote your YouTube channel.

Your Instagram Links Are Not Private

Even if you have a private account, those links in your profile area may show up for others to see. According to Instagram:

Your Instagram profile image and bio can be associated with you and are public to everyone, on or off Instagram, even if they don’t have an Instagram account. Keep in mind that this information can’t be hidden and remains public regardless of whether your personal account is made private or public. If you don’t want people to see this info, we suggest updating your profile image or removing your bio.

Instagram Help Center

I’ve always said, anything you post online is never completely private as we have seen many times with leaks and hacks, especially on social media networks.


Adding your YouTube video link to your Instagram bio is a simple process that can help you gain more subscribers and promote your videos. By following these steps, you can easily add your YouTube link to your Instagram bio and start promoting your videos and channel.

Remember to test the link and shorten the link using a URL shortener tool. So what are you waiting for? Start adding your YouTube link to your Instagram bio and get more subscribers today!

How many links have you added to your bio on the Instagram platform? I’d love to hear from you about it in the comments below.

How many links can you have on your Instagram profile?

You can have up to 5 links on Instagram.

Are the Instagram links clickable?

Yes, the links are clickable from the Instagram profiles.

Can you add YouTube videos to your Instagram bio?

Yes, you can add up to 5 links and they may be from YouTube videos.

Could you add your YouTube channel link?

Yes, you could use the channel link in your Instagram profile area.

Will you know if people click on your links?

If you have GA set up or a YouTube studio account you would be able to tell if someone clicks on the links from Instagram.

Lisa Sicard
  • Ileane Smith says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for the tip! I had early access to the extra links option on Instagram so it’s great to see that they rolled it out to everyone. Do you track the clicks on those links are getting? I keep forgetting to check my stats.

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Ileane. It’s not rolled out to everyone yet, I have a few accounts I manage that do not have the access yet. Yes, I can track them through my Google Analytics. Pretty cool! Thanks for coming by on this one and have a great day Ileane.

  • Aadiv S says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing this quick guide on how to add a YouTube link to an Instagram bio. It’s a helpful tip for anyone looking to promote their channel and reach a wider audience.

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Aadiv, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. I’m glad you found it helpful and I hope you can yours now. It will be rolling out to all Instagram users in time. Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

  • Great tutorial Lisa. Quick, easy, and straight to the point. By the way, do you recommend following people first on Instagram in order to get lots of followers back?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Randall, thank you. Yes, I do recommend that as long as they are relevant to your niche. Thanks for coming by on this one and have a great day.

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