How to Copy an Instagram Link on iPhone? (2023)

Instagram, a popular social media platform, allows users to share photos, videos, stories, and more. Sometimes, you might want to share a particular post or profile with someone else. To do this, you can copy the link (URL) directly from the Instagram app on your iPhone. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Copying a Post Link:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to the post you wish to share.
  3. Tap on the three vertical dots (sometimes described as “ellipsis”) located at the top right corner of the post.
  4. From the menu that appears, tap on “Copy Link.”
  5. The link is now copied to your iPhone’s clipboard. You can paste it anywhere you want: in a message, email, another app, or even a browser.

Copying a Profile Link:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to the profile you want to share by either searching for the user or tapping on their username anywhere in the app.
  3. On the profile page, tap on the three horizontal lines (often referred to as the “hamburger menu”) at the top right corner.
  4. From the dropdown, tap on “Copy Profile URL.”
  5. The link to the profile is now copied to your clipboard.

Copying a Story Link (If Available):

It’s important to note that Instagram does not natively allow copying of story links as of my last update in January 2022. However, Instagram frequently updates its features, so this could change. Always keep an eye on new features or third-party apps that might offer such functionalities.


  • Once a link is copied to your clipboard, you can paste it by long-pressing on any text input field, and selecting “Paste” from the menu that pops up.
  • If you wish to share an Instagram link directly within other apps, many posts and profiles also have a “Share to…” option, which can facilitate the sharing process without having to manually copy and paste the link.
  • Always respect privacy: If a post is from a private account, only people who follow that account will be able to view the content from the link.
  • Remember, sharing copyrighted material without permission is against Instagram’s terms of service and could get your account banned. Always share responsibly.


Copying links on Instagram from your iPhone is a straightforward process. Whether you’re sharing a memorable post or recommending an account to a friend, now you know how to get the link quickly and efficiently. Happy sharing!

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