Instagram starts rolling out new 'Link Stickers' to all users

Users from all across the globe will have access to this new link sticker feature regardless of their verification status or number of followers. The feature can be used by selecting the "Link" sticker available in the sticker tool feature. The sticker tool is present on the top navigation bar when a story is captured or uploaded.

Facebook-owned Instagram has announced a new Link Sticker feature in Insta stories for Instagram users worldwide.

Users from all across the globe will have access to this new link sticker feature regardless of their verification status or number of followers. The feature can be used by selecting the "Link" sticker available in the sticker tool feature. The sticker tool is present on the top navigation bar when a story is captured or uploaded.

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After selecting the "Link" sticker, users can insert the link they wish to share. Once done, the sticker with the link embedded can be placed anywhere on top of the story content. The sticker will be available in various colour options.

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"We made this decision based on feedback we heard from the community about how impactful it would be for creators and businesses of all sizes to benefit from link sharing to grow in the same way larger accounts do," Instagram said in a statement.

New accounts and accounts that repeatedly share things like hate speech and misinformation, or other content that violates Instagram's Community Guidelines will not have access to the Link sticker.

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Instagram earlier said that the decision to expand Link Sticker access to everyone had to be made carefully, as it could impact the app's integrity and safety.

Meanwhile, Instagram is also testing new tools to make it easier for creators to earn money through its service.

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The app is now testing affiliate shops, a feature it first previewed at its Creator Week event in June, and a dedicated "partnerships" inbox

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Affiliate shops are an extension of Facebook's existing shopping features, which are already widely available. But the latest version of the storefronts allows creators to link to products that are already part of their affiliate arrangements.

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