How to Create Link that Opens Instagram App

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How to Create Link that Opens Instagram App

Short.io provides Android targeting to redirect Android users straight to the appropriate page of any mobile application if the app is installed.

Today, on the Short.io blog, we observe how to create a short link that opens an Instagram app on the specified page.

When using Android targeting, visitors will end up on an Instagram page after clicking a short URL. As a result, you can use the link for an Instagram page or IGTV that you want to promote and increase the number of followers. The advantage of the feature is that instead of a manual search for a page on Instagram, visitors are already logged in to their accounts and end up on the necessary page.

1. Redirect to an Instagram account

When applying Android redirect, users that use iOS will be routed to the page that you have shortened. For Android users, you can specify a customized link from the Instagram app. For example, if you want to redirect Android users to your Instagram account, you need to:

  1. Shorten a link.

  2. Open the Android targeting tab.

  3. Specify a link to your Instagram account.

  4. Specify the application package name: com.instagram.android

  5. Save.

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After clicking a short URL, an Instagram app with your account will be opened to the Android visitors. iOS users will be redirected to the link in the browser.

2. Redirect to an IGTV

Opening an IGTV directly in the Instagram app increases the number of watchers and the audience coverage. If you want to redirect Android users to an IGTV, you need to:

  1. Copy a link to an IGTV.

  2. Shorten a link.

  3. Open the Android targeting tab.

  4. Specify a link to the IGTV.

  5. Specify the application package name: com.instagram.android

  6. Save.

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Then, the Android visitors will end up in the Instagram IGTV on the mobile app.

Note: You can replicate the same scenario with any Instagram link.

Conclusion

The use cases described above are just examples of how you can use Android targeting. Apps such as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Gmail can also make use of this feature, but make sure these apps are installed on your users' mobiles. Otherwise, the link will serve an error.

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What did you learn?

  • Instagram deep links
  • mobile links for Instagram
  • redirect to Instagram
  • how to increase the number of followers on Instagram

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