How to Get an Instagram Link to a Photo or Video.


If you want to share an Instagram photo or video outside of the platform, you must first obtain the item’s shareable link. We’ll show you how to get these links from your Instagram account, whether you’re on desktop or mobile.

  • Please keep in mind that you will not be able to get links to photos or videos in a private Instagram account. Instagram does not display the option to obtain a link for these accounts.

Get the Instagram link to a photo or video

The steps for obtaining a link to a photo or video on Instagram are the same for all Instagram-supported devices, including computers running Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebooks, as well as iPhones and Android phones.

  • To begin, open Instagram and navigate to the photo or video for which you want a shareable link.
  • Click or tap the three dots in the top-right corner of that item.
  • Choose “Copy Link” from the menu that appears after clicking the three dots.

The link to your chosen Instagram photo or video will be copied to your device’s clipboard. To view your link, select “Paste” in any text field on your device.

Your Instagram shareable link should look something like this:

A link to a photo on Instagram.

You are now free to share this link with your friends and family. They can access your Instagram-shared photo or video by clicking or tapping on it. Have fun sharing!