How to Add Links in Facebook Stories

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Whether you want to share a YouTube video, an important webpage, or a petition for a cause you believe in deeply, learning how to add links to Facebook Stories is an essential tool for getting the most out of your Facebook Stories. There is no easy way to add a link, but there are a few easy workarounds depending on the link you want to share.

How to add a link in a Facebook story from a PC

There are several methods you can use to add a link from your story.



Use a link

For this method, you just need to use your browser. The process is simple and requires you to use a link we have provided.

Follow these steps to add clickable links to Facebook Stories:

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Taper « https://m.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=yourlinkhere in the address bar. In place of "yourlinkhere", insert the full URL of the link you want to add to your story.
  3. Select "Your Story" and deselect "News Feed". Or, if you want to post the link to your Story and News Feed, select both.
  4. Tap "Post to Facebook".

Advice: Copy the link we provided to your notes or bookmark this page so you can access it at any time.

Using YouTube

If you want to share a YouTube link to your story, you can do so through YouTube. This way you will get a clickable link that your Facebook friends can visit.


Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and go to Youtube.
  2. Find the video you want to share in your Story.
  3. Tap "Share".
  4. Select “Facebook”.
  5. Select "Your Story" and deselect "News Feed".
  6. Click on “Post to Facebook”.

How to Add Link in Facebook Story from iPhone

If you want to add clickable links to your Facebook Stories using your iPhone, you'll be happy to know that there are a few ways to do it. For some, you'll need to copy a provided link, and for others, you'll need to use other apps.


Use a link

One of the easiest ways to link to your Facebook story is to use the URL we provide below. The first part of the URL always remains the same and the second part changes depending on the link you want to add.

Follow the instructions below to add clickable links to your Facebook stories using this method:

  1. Launch a browser on your iPhone and copy this link into the search bar: “https://m.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=yourlinkhere". Replace "yourlinkhere" with the full URL of the website you want to share.
  2. Select "Your Story" and deselect "News Feed".
  3. Tap "Publish".

We recommend that you save this link in your notes or bookmark this page for future access.

Using YouTube

Since YouTube is connected to Facebook, you can use it to add a video link to your story. For this method, it is crucial not to use the YouTube application but to open it from your browser and use the desktop view. Otherwise, the option to share on Facebook will not be available.


Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and go to Youtube.
  2. Tap the three dots in the lower right corner and tap "Request Desktop Site".
  3. Open the video you want to share.
  4. Tap "Share".
  5. Tap "Facebook". You will be redirected to the Facebook website.
  6. Select "Your Story" and deselect "News Feed".
  7. Tap "Publish".

Keep in mind that you must use the desktop view in order to share on Facebook. If you don't, you'll only see options to share in your News Feed.


Use WhatsApp

Another app you can use to add links to your Facebook stories is WhatsApp. First, you will post a WhatsApp story and then share it on Facebook. For this, you will need to install WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Here are the instructions you need to follow to post a link to Facebook Story using WhatsApp:

  1. Open WhatsApp. If you don't have it, install WhatsApp on your iPhone by following this link.
  2. Tap "Status".
  3. Tap the pencil icon to add a story.
  4. Paste the link you want to share and make sure it previews before you share it.
  5. Tap the blue arrow to share it.
  6. Once you've shared it, you'll see the "Share to Facebook Story" option. Select it and you will be redirected to the Facebook app.
  7. Tap "Share Now" to add it to your story.

Now you can delete WhatsApp story if you don't want.


Using Instagram

When you post an Instagram story, you can also share it on Facebook. The process is simple, but you must have the Instagram app. Also, you will not be able to use this method if your Instagram account is not verified or if you have less than 10 followers.

Follow the instructions below to add a Facebook Story link using Instagram:

  1. Open your browser and copy the link you want to add to your story.
  2. Open Instagram. If you don't have it, download it from the App Store.
  3. Tap the blue plus sign next to your profile picture in the top left corner to add a story.
  4. Take or upload a photo to your story.
  5. Tap the chain link icon at the top and paste the link from step one under "Web Link".
  6. Publish your story and share it on Facebook.

How to Add Link in Facebook Story from Android Device

Facebook does not offer the possibility to insert a link to your Story directly from the application. If you are using an Android device, there are several ways to circumvent this problem and add a link to a Facebook story.


Use a link

Using the URL we have provided below, you can easily add a link to your favorite website or video to your story. This method does not require the installation of additional applications; you only need a browser.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and type “https://m.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=yourlinkhere"in the search bar. Replace "yourlinkhere" with the full URL of the website you want in your Facebook story.
  2. Mark "Your Story" and uncheck "News Feed".
  3. Tap "Publish".

Using YouTube

Another method to add a link to a Facebook story is to use YouTube. Before we get to the nitty-gritty, let's clarify what you need to do. First, it's important not to use the YouTube app if you have it. This method will only work if you launch YouTube through a browser. If you try to use the app, you will only be able to share the link to the news feed or your groups.

Second, it is essential to use desktop mode before sharing the video.

Follow the steps below to share a YouTube link to a Facebook story:

  1. Open your browser and go to Youtube.
  2. Enable desktop mode. The steps may vary depending on the browser you're using, but typically it's done by tapping the three dots in the top-right corner and marking "Desktop site."
  3. Find the video you want to share and open it.
  4. Tap "Share".
  5. Tap "Facebook".
  6. Choose whether you want to share it in your story only or in your news feed as well.
  7. Tap "Publish".

Use WhatsApp

WhatsApp and Facebook are connected, which means you can post a WhatsApp story with a link and share it as a Facebook story. Here's how to do it on your Android device:

  1. Open WhatsApp. If you don't have the app, download it here.
  2. Tap "Status".
  3. Tap the pencil icon in the lower right corner.
  4. Paste the link you want to share and press the green arrow.
  5. Once the story is posted on WhatsApp, you will see the option to share it on Facebook. Select it.
  6. Tap "Share Now".

After posting it on Facebook, you can delete the WhatsApp story.

Using Instagram

The last method to post a link to a Facebook story is to use Instagram. First, you post an Instagram story with a link, then you share it with a Facebook story. To do this, you need to have a verified profile or at least 10 followers, which means this method won't work for everyone.

If you match the criteria, follow these steps to add a link to an Instagram story and share it on Facebook:

  1. Visit the website you want to share with your story and copy its link.
  2. Open Instagram. If you don't have the app, download it here.
  3. Tap your profile picture with the blue plus sign in the top left corner to add a story.
  4. Upload a photo from your gallery or take one.
  5. Tap the chain link icon at the top and paste the link from step one under "Web Link".
  6. Publish your story and share it on Facebook.

Share useful and interesting websites with others

By learning how to add links to your Facebook stories, you can share useful and interesting content with your friends, advertise for small businesses, organize petitions, promote events, and more. Although Facebook doesn't have an option for you to insert a clickable link to your story, you can use different workarounds to achieve this, depending on the platform you're using.

Have you ever added links to a Facebook Story? Did you use any of the methods we talked about? Tell us in the comments section below.

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