Social media is a world that everyone, well most people, want to be a part of. That is why apps like TikTok and Instagram are on the rise. But, imagine if you could post content on both these apps at the same time? Well, you can…

How to Add Instagram to TikTok

Adding one account to another is very simple to do. Plus, it would make sense to add TikTok and Instagram together since they have a few similar features such as filters, short vertical videos, etc. So let’s start at the beginning, to link the two most used apps together. The very first thing you would have to do is to log into the TikTok app and make an account. You choose your profile picture…alright, we will skip all these beginning steps.

Man holding Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with Instagram application on the screen

And, say that you already have both your TikTok profile and your Instagram account up and running. Therefore, what you do is that you go to your ,profile icon aka “me” in the bottom right corner of your screen. Be it an iPhone or Android, it is in the same place. This icon will take you to your TikTok profile where you will press on the “Edit Profile” button underneath your profile pic.

Then you will be taken to your settings where you have your name, username, bio, etc. Our focus is on the tab that is under the “bio”. It says “Instagram”. You tap on this, and you will be taken to a magical place:

The Instagram login screen. You stare in awe, but not really. While at the Instagram login page you feel in your username, and password (so remember that one). Then you press login, and now your two accounts are linked together.

How to Add TikTok Link to Instagram Bio

Let’s say that you have connected the two accounts, and you are feeling good. There can be another thing you can do if you want. And that is to ,paste your TikTok account in your Instagram bio. You would want to do this to help grow your TikTok if you have a bigger following on Instagram. People can see your TikTok via Instagram, check out your bio to see what you are all about, and then see the link. From there they could follow you on TikTok and Instagram and increase both the following accounts. That is a dream.

You log in to your TikTok account and go to your profile again. This time you will press on the three dots in the top right corner of your screen. This will take you to a slide known as “privacy and settings”.

While you are here you will look for the tab that says “share profile”. You press on this and a pop-up will pop up, hence the name. Here you will see a bunch of rounded icons. You want to press on the one that says “copy link” it has an image of a clipart link in the circle. When the link has been copied you will get a little pop-up telling you so.

Now log in to your Instagram account and go to your profile by pressing your profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. While on your Instagram profile, tap on the “edit profile” button below your profile picture.

This will take you to where you can add your TikTok link to your Instagram profile on the profile edit page. Look at it until you see the “website” tab. It is here that you will paste your TikTok link, then a pop-up will tell you if you have succeeded in this step. If so, press “Done” to save. And now your accounts are linked, as well as your link to your TikTok is displayed on your Instagram profile.

Why Do It?

Cross-promotion is a major factor when it comes to growing a social media following on either app. Linking these two accounts together means that when you post on one it will upload on the other. It is just a time-saver since you would not have to hop from one account to the other to upload the same content. Plus, it can help your following on both accounts grow.

Tiktok logo on samsung smartphone screen on yellow background.

This is because users on the Instagram app will, hopefully, see your TikTok videos and follow you on TikTok. And vice-versa. However, if you are not interested in growing your following then you would still want to link both the apps. You could want to share something with all your followers or friends across both apps with one press of the button instead of many.

The Short Hands

To link your Instagram to your TikTok you must:

  • Go to TikTok profile
  • Press edit profile
  • Tap on Instagram
  • Log in to your Instagram account

To paste your TikTok link to Instagram bio:

  • Go to your TikTok profile
  • Press the three dots in the top right corner
  • Tap on share profile
  • Copy the link
  • Go to your Instagram profile
  • Press edit profile
  • Tap on website
  • Paste link
  • Press done

Instagram will only allow you to post links in the website section of your profile, you cannot share the links in the comment of other users’ posts nor can you add them to your bio. Therefore, make sure that you want your TikTok link to be your website since you can only have one link there. This is why many Instagram stories and a lot of feed posts say “check out the link in the bio” since you can change it whenever you need depending on what you want to share.

Linking these two accounts together will make posting content a lot faster for you. It is not hard to post on social media platforms but it can be a bit draining at times, or stressful when you are in a hurry. Therefore, if you want to grow your social media empire, link all your social media platforms together just to make your life a lot easier, less stressful, and faster.