How to add a link to a TikTok bio, with and without a business account (guide 2023)

How to add a link to a TikTok bio, with and without a business account (guide 2023)

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Social media applications such as TikTok and Instagram are essential for developing an online presence or business. They provide a valuable opportunity to interact with clients and followers while showcasing your offerings. For this reason, it is crucial to include a link in your TikTok bio. This link enables interested individuals to access additional information by directing them to other relevant pages, such as a personal portfolio, online store, or other social media platforms.

If you are interested in adding a link to your TikTok bio, you can discover what types of links are available and learn how to set up this feature on your profile by reading further.

First, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The only way to have a customized, clickable link in your bio is with a business account. You can read more about how to convert your account later in the article. However, you’re not totally out of luck if you don’t want to convert your account, either.

While you can include your personal website in your TikTok bio, it’s important to keep in mind that it won’t be clickable. Therefore, it’s recommended to use a simple and memorable URL to increase the chances of your followers typing it in manually. However, asking people to remember and manually type a URL can be challenging.

Alternatively, it’s worth considering adding links to other social media platforms that you’re active on, such as Instagram or YouTube. By doing so, your followers can easily click on those links and navigate to your respective pages on those platforms.

Adding an Instagram or YouTube link to your bio is really easy. All you have to do is:

  1. In TikTok, tap Profile.
  2. Hit the Edit profile button.
  3. Now tap Add Instagram or YouTube to your profile.
  4. Log in to those platforms.

As you read earlier, the surefire way to add personal links to your bio is to convert your TikTok account to a business account. The good news is that it’s actually quite easy to do that. In fact, here’s how you do it:

  1. In TikTok, tap the Profile tab.
  2. Tap the menu button in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap Manage account > Switch to Business Account > Next.
  4. Select what category your business falls under and hit Next to finish.

Now that you’ve converted to a business account, this is what you need to do to add a personal link to your bio:

  1. Go into the Profile tab (if you’re not there already).
  2. Tap Edit profile > Add your website.
  3. Type in your URL and click Save.

Even if you have a business account, you may still encounter difficulties when trying to add a link to your TikTok bio. Below are some common issues that may arise:

Firstly, only the TikTok mobile app allows you to add clickable links to your bio. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure that you are using the mobile app and not a computer browser.

Secondly, it’s possible that you have a personal account instead of a business one, which is the most common reason why you may not be able to add a link.

Lastly, although TikTok has made this feature available to most users, it’s possible that the feature is not yet enabled on your account. In this case, unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done at the moment.

Adding a link to your TikTok bio is a fantastic way to promote your business and lead people to your online store or portfolio. After reading this article, you should be able to easily convert your account to a business account. Additionally, if you ever decide to start over, here’s a guide on how to delete your TikTok account and what happens when you do.