The benefits you get when you choose Elfsight:
Fully compatible with any screen size (supports mobile view) Extensive settings to create a listing of tracks for any use case Fully customizable theme options and color schemes Used in Bio of personal blogs and professional artists of any scale How to Get a SoundCloud Link for Sharing
If you are a creator sharing your musical work on SoundCloud, then two major use cases for you promoting at Instagram would be to share a link at your profile bio or to the playlist of your songs. Let’s find out how you can get the appropriate addresses.
To get a link to your SoundCloud channel, you should visit your profile page there and find the Share button or go to the account settings. Then you’ll see the generated URL there in the format: soundcloud.com/username The process is pretty much the same if we talk about linking your tracks. You can find the recording and click on the Share button. Or you can find the SoundCloud link to a track when editing or uploading it. To form a playlist, see the guide above. How To Add SoundCloud Link In Bio On Instagram
Now when you have the SoundCloud link and are ready to put it to Instagram, look through a brief guide below.
Although you should note that since the last update, users can only do this through the mobile app UI. This option is currently prohibited on the site.
Indeed, inserting or updating the link in your Instagram bio is pretty easy and intuitive. Here’s how:
Open the app and go to your account. Find the Edit Profile button there and Tap on it. Then you’ll see the Add Link option. There’ll be 2 buttons, choose the External Link option. Paste the address you’ve copied in the URL field. You can also write a caption for it in the title field or leave it empty. Tap on the Tick above to save the changes.
That’s it! You have put a SoundCloud link in your Instagram Bio description.
Best Link in Bio SoundCloud Templates for Instagram
Below, we’ll describe the trending SoundCloud player examples that are often used for posting on Instagram Bio at profiles via a link. These are suitable for various use cases and accounts – personal or professional. The app is adapted automatically to the screen size and looks good on mobiles.
This template lets you present your new album or collection of SoundCloud tracks in the most attractive and convenient way. You can arrange the tracks in the required order, upload the cover picture and background image for a better look.
If you’ve created an audiobook or series of audio recordings on some topic, then this template is perfect for you. It features a convenient interface for users, easy navigation and customization.
This playlist template suits for putting up miscellaneous playlists with an unlimited number of tracks. You can gather various SoundCloud tracks via links, upload the pictures for them, and change the interface according to your taste.
SoundCloud Thematic Playlist
This beautiful template is suitable for various kinds of music or audio recordings. It can be easily adjusted for any genre and purpose, just upload your tracks via SoundCloud links, change the background image, and customize the player itself if needed.
Why Is The Soundcloud Link In My Instagram Bio Not Clickable?
The most common reason why your link is not clickable, is because you’ve pasted it to the wrong field of your Instagram profile. You should look for the dedicated URL field and not put it right to the profile bio box.
Although it is commonly called a Link in Bio by Instagram audience and is also displayed as a part of the Biography section, it is not pasted there. In order for your web address to be interactive, look through our guide above to learn where you can find the Website field of your profile.
If it’s not clickable in a story, then it has probably been blocked.
The content added to the Biography section can not be clickable, unless you put Hashtags and other profile Mentions.
Why is SoundCloud Link In Instagram Bio Not Working?
There may be several reasons why your URL on Instagram stopped being available or is not working in a profile bio or story. First, you need to check whether your third-party tool building service works fine, if you use one. Sometimes, these services stop their operation and this is the reason why your URL is not working. Then, make sure you’ve put the URL to the right section of your profile (see our guide above).
Other things to try if a web address is not working are updating your app, clearing cache, or reporting a bug if nothing else helps. Also, Instagram blocks some types of web addresses and they may stop working as well. They consider these to be inappropriate for the platform audience. If this is the case, you’ll receive the message from Instagram “Link not allowed”.
Here is a general list of types and examples of URLs blocked in posts and sometimes stories:
It does not allow explicit content. Shortened links like bitly are prohibited. The platform always blocks domains with its name misspellings. Sometimes Instagram blocks affiliate URLs. Instagram tends to block Etsy shop addresses. Snapchat and Telegram URLS are not allowed. A bad network connection can be the cause of the “Link not allowed” error. Conclusion
Sharing a single link to a SoundCloud profile or track on Instagram Bio description or story is quite easy and any internet user can do it in a few minutes. But we first recommend you to analyse your use case and the aims you are trying to achieve this way.
This might be a strategy for expanding your recognition, reaching out to the audience outside SoundCloud, sharing and promoting your musical work, and attracting more potential fans. As you pick your aim or decide on several points, you should look for free or paid tools you might need, because Instagram interface is rather limited when it comes to link sharing.
It usually seems challenging at the beginning, so we offer you to register a free account at Elfsight to check the options our Audio Player app offers and create your listing of SoundCloud tracks.