Learn how to add to a podcast subscribe link to your Instagram profile so fans and followers can become subscribers of your podcast.
Instagram, the popular social networking app, infamously allows only one link in a profile and Instagram users can use iOS or Android so providing a link to a specific app that is exclusive to each platform will not work. This blog post will walk you through how to allow listeners to subscribe directly to your podcast in one click (using the native app of their choice on their phone or device).
First off, Backtracks Switchboard provides a free link to allow fans and potential listeners to subscribe to your podcast directly from your Instagram profile. We’re obviously biased, but Switchboard will get you up and running with a link to subscribe to a podcast via Instagram quickly and for no cost.
How to edit your Instagram profile link to a podcast subscribe link
After signing up for your free Switchboard, you will receive a link to allow subscribing to your podcast.
- Copy your Switchboard URL or link from your email
- Open Instagram
- Then from your profile, click/tap Edit Profile
- From the Edit Profile screen, paste your Switchboard URL or link in the Website field of your profile
- Click or tap Save Changes/Submit and that’s it!
Now your profile will have a subscribe link to your podcast.
How does the subscribe to podcast link work for Instagram users?
If someone accesses your Instagram podcast link and they have a native app like Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts associated with subscribing to podcasts, your podcast will open in that app. If the person does not have an app like Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts for listening on their phone or device, then they get a beautiful page with your episodes that they can play (and you can customize the look and feel for with Switchboard). The link actually doubles as a podcast feed, so they can actually copy the URL and add it to an app directly to subscribe to your podcast as well (yes!).
Get your free podcast subscribe link just by signing up for Backtracks Switchboard: a tool for accurate and in-depth podcast analytics no matter where you host or how you deliver your audio content.
Customize the colors and look and feel of your own Instagram podcast link.