As social media apps are growing and developing daily, it becomes like a competition in adding more and more options and features to these apps. These days, it is available on Snapchat to add a link to the snaps and have it shared with your story.
There is a Swipe option on the story, where the others watching it can click, and it will lead them to the page whose link you added to your story. So, how to add a link to the Snapchat story?
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Procedure to add the link to the story
Now when we all know that link can be added to the story on Snapchat, the only thing missing is the explanation of procedure how to do so. The procedure is relatively easy, and, in basic, you need to follow the following steps.
First, open the Snapchat app. You can take a photo using a camera or a video, apply any filter you want, put the stickers, text, or any other tool that you like. Now, to have a link added to your story, you should look for the icon of a bit of paper clip on the right side of your device. Click on it. On the screen, there will be shown an option saying Type a URL. You can add it manually if you know the entire link, but what most people do, is using a copy-paste option.
So, click on the top of the screen, where you are about to add a link. Tap and hold a bit longer. The menu will pop out, and you are supposed to find a Paste option. Of course, before pasting the link, you should have copied it from your browser or from somewhere else, depending on what you are about to share.
When you have clicked on the Paste option, it should be on your display. The next step is to hit the Go button on your device’s keyboard so that you can have a preview of the page. After that, you will notice the button named Attach the Snap. You will be able to have a link added to your story and send it to your friends if you would like to do so.
There can be shown an option More on the snap, written in small format, so to make sure that everyone sees it, you can draw something on the snap that will point out the added link. People prefer to draw an arrow that signals that a link leads to a specific page. The procedure of adding a link to the story on Snapchat is as same as for Android and iOS devices.
Swipe up to open the link
So, the link you have added to your snap will be there, and all that viewers have to do is swipe up, and this action will take them to the web page whose link you have added to your story.
The swipe-up option is shown in the lower part of the device’s screen, and users almost always signalize that there is a link added so that the viewers can visit it from there.
What is the purpose of attaching the links to the stories?
Many users on Snapchat use this option. Since it showed up, people use it to point out some web pages, and this is a great way to promote your web page or let people know about some sales or services you are offering.
It is an easy way to access the sites, especially the rare ones with certain goods, which can also help increase profit.
These days, almost every successful company is available on social media with their online shops, so people can easily access them, order stuff, and know when the sale is coming.