If you’ve been swiping through stories on Facebook, you might have seen people’s stories with a clickable link that opens to a certain page. By far, you may know how to share photos, videos and text on a Facebook Story, but you may not be aware of one more thing you can share to Facebook Story - add links.
There are many reasons why you’d want to share a link to your Facebook Story.
First of all, if you have a personal account, you may wish to share a YouTube link, share a relevant website, or a link to a petition or a cause you are passionate about.
On the other hand, if you run a business page, sharing a link in your stories significantly influences on audience engagement. Adding a link to your product or service page allows viewers to visit the website directly without opening it in a browser and typing the link manually. This, in turn, will increase your CTR (click-through rate) and even boost sales.
Update: You can still share links to your Facebook Story with the methods below. However, the links are no longer clickable and are displayed as a preview image and text.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a straightforward Facebook option that allows you to share a link to your story, at least not on a personal account.
However, there are several workarounds that help you post a link to a Facebook Story. Although not all of the work, in this guide we’ve curated the methods that actually work and you can use to share a link to your Facebook Story.
This method allows you to share a link to your story using a browser (whether it’s on a computer or smartphone, Chrome, Mozilla or Safari) and copying and pasting the link we’ve provided below.
Note: Save the share link we provided above so you can easily find it when you have a link you want to share to your story on Facebook.
If you want to share a YouTube link to your Facebook Story, you can use the share option on YouTube.
Another way you can add links to Facebook Stories is with WhatsApp. Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Since then, both apps are connected and you can share your WhatsApp status on Facebook. This way, you can share a link on Facebook Stories.
Here’s how to do it step-by-step:
The WhatsApp with the link will be shared to your Facebook Story.
This method is a simple workaround that will help you share a link to your Facebook Story using the Facebook app and creating a Facebook post.
Despite the fact that Facebook doesn’t offer a built-in feature to add a link to your Facebook Story, the above methods are efficient workarounds you can use to share a link to your story.
If you are interested in learning more tips about Facebook Stories, check out how to hide someone from seeing your story on Facebook.
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