LinkTree Not Working On Instagram or TikTok (How To Fix It?)

The world of social media always fluctuates because it is all dependent upon technology, and tech can always crash, right?

In the ever-changing world of social media, Linktree has become a star tool for people interested in doing business online. 

Now, it is every individual’s go-to when they have many links to share on platforms like Instagram and TikTok. 

But hey, I know that – sometimes Linktree can be annoying, and it feels like your social media game is going down the drain.

Encountering problems with Linktree can be a real head-scratcher, mainly if you rely on it to rock your content promotion. But my friend, I am here now!

So, let’s dive into this article and solve those Linktree mysteries together.

Common Issues With Linktree On Instagram And TikTok:

I know your social media game is strong, but sometimes, Linktree can betray you on Instagram and TikTok. 

Let’s see some common issues and how you to tackle them.

LinkTree Issues On Instagram

Should we start with Instagram issues? Yes! Then let’s go, buddy……..

1. Why is the link not showing up on my Instagram bio?

So, you’re eager to add that Linktree link to your Instagram bio, but it is getting quite difficult; it might be because shortened URLs are not allowed on Instagram. 

Instagram views redirected links as possibly dangerous. The link will be prohibited if you attempt to add it to your Instagram bio and it contains questionable information.

This is called “shadow ban,” and it’s getting way too common these days; so alternatively, try using a LinkTree substitute to test if it has been shadowbanned. 

If it does, you must keep using the substitute service, but if it does not, then Instagram may have restricted your account, and you can’t do anything about it.

2. Linktree Link Is Not Clickable:

The second issue is that you have added it, but the link is still not clickable(or sitting there like a stubborn mule). Let’s make it clickable in two simple steps:

  1. Ensure your Linktree URL starts with “https://” (without quotes).
  2. Add it to the “Links” section, not in your bio text directly (once you go to profile, you will see it there).

3. Issues within the Instagram app (especially iPhones)

Suppose your Linktree looks like a rockstar on the web version, but it starts behaving shyly when it comes to the mobile app. This is what you do

Confirm that your LinkTree link begins with “https://” and is in the “links” section, not the bio text.

The issue might be that Instagram is choosing its favorites with Linktree domains, which is why some accounts get the cold shoulder.

Or this may be the problem of age-gating or shadowbanning for the app only.

As its solution, you can try a Linktree alternative. 

Linktree Having Issues On TikTok

Even TikTok can hold your Linktree to operate; here’s what to look out for:

1. Unresponsive Linktree Link in TikTok Bio:

To improve your TikTok bio’s Linktree link behavior, ensure it starts with “https://” without quotes and add it to the “Links” section, not in the bio text. 

This will make sure that the link performs its clicky function on TikTok.

2. Linktree link not allowed in the bio section by TikTok itself

You want to put your Linktree in your TikTok bio, but it’s a no-go. You cannot do much in this case if TikTok does not allow Linktree links in the bio section.

All you have left with is Linktree’s alternatives to try – yes, unfortunately, that’s what is best.

3. Issues inside the TikTok’s app.

Linktree and TikTok’s app functions may not be compatible at times, so users should try an alternative link service if Linktree is not working well with TikTok’s app functions, as I have seen many users succeed with these alternatives.

Other Typical LinkTree Problems

Apart from these major issues, you can see some other problems as well, such as 

1. Links Not Displaying in LinkTree

You might see that your LinkTree page is not displaying links after making your bio clickable on LinkTree.

Check the LinkTree URL twice for accuracy and ensure that links were correctly saved on the LinkTree page.

2. Unable to load LinkTree

If you click the LinkTree link, but it is not doing anything for you, it can be because the URL was mistyped, LinkTree is currently unavailable, or a content filter prevents access to LinkTree. 

How To Fix A Linktree Link That Doesn’t Work On Instagram:

I have come up with a troubleshooting guide on Instagram because I won’t like it if my readers have to search several places for one little thing that I already know and can put up in simple words.  

1. Set up Linktree account correctly:

Firstly, let’s fix your Linktree perfectly-

You need to ensure that the email associated with your Linktree account is current and validated. It might not seem like a big issue, but this is where many problems began.

Verify that Linktree and your Instagram account are correctly integrated. 

Mismatched links cause confusion, so remember that your Instagram profile and Linktree connections are correctly linked.

2. Check Instagram’s policies and guidelines:

Instagram’s policies change like the weather; trust me, every creator knows this. Keep an eye out for any changes in Instagram’s link policy.

Instagram will rule you out if you don’t play by its rules. Non-compliance may lead to several issues.

That’s why think twice before violating Instagram’s terms of service; review beforehand Instagram’s terms and make sure your Linktree is in line.

3. Clear cache and cookies on Instagram:

To refresh Instagram, clear cache and cookies by opening your phone’s settings, tapping “Instagram,” “Clear Cache,” and “Clear Cookies” for iOS, and “Storage,” “Clear Cache,” and “Clear Data” for Android.

See just three simple steps.

Sometimes, cookies and cached data might make Linktree perform a bit slow; your Linktree can be given fresh life by clearing the cache and cookies (so, do that ASAP!).

4. Update the Instagram app:

The latest version must be updated to run Instagram smoothly; see, you need to oil your car for smooth functioning, right? This is just like that! 

For iOS (App Store):

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Tap on your profile picture.
  3. Scroll down to “Available Updates” and look for Instagram.
  4. If there’s an update, tap “Update.”

For Android (Google Play Store):

  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Tap on “Menu” (three horizontal lines).
  3. Select “My apps & games.”
  4. Look for Instagram and tap “Update” if available.

Troubleshooting Linktree Issues on TikTok:

Now, I will help you navigate TikTok’s platform and ensure your Linktree links align with the platform’s guidelines. 

1. Verify if Linktree Links Are Welcome on TikTok: 

To know if TikTok is open to Linktree links, you must:

Read TikTok’s community rules and terms of service; the first step is knowing the rules.

Your Linktree links will work properly if you abide by TikTok’s regulations.

After reading the rules, verify again that Linktree links fall under TikTok’s legal restrictions.

I know for a fact that specific forms of external links may be prohibited on TikTok.

If you want to avoid any kind of problems, mug up the rules and play by them. 

See, as bad as it may sound, you have to dance on TikTok’s rules to succeed. 

2. Alternative link placements:

Let’s look at alternative ways to display your Linktree links on TikTok if the first one isn’t working:

Include Linktree URLs In TikTok captions or comment areas-

Create attractive captions that point users to your Linktree.

Include appropriate Linktree links in your comments when applicable.

The bio might not be the best place for Linktree links on TikTok; try out different positions and use TikTok’s special features (such as stories) to increase traffic to your Linktree.

3. Contact TikTok support:

What do we do when we have a doubt? Ask the teacher! Do the same here; ask the expert- TikTok team support. 

Contact the TikTok support staff; they are available to assist you in every way possible!

You can send an inquiry using the “Contact Us” or “Help Centre” option in the app.

Or there’s a support email address on a company’s official website or in an app’s settings where you can mail them.

Also, do not hesitate to contact TikTok directly if Linktree is not functioning as it should be.

You must reach out to TikTok support to report any Linktree functionality-related problems; most of the time, they come up with a solution.

Some Tips for Superior Linktree Experience on Instagram and TikTok:

As you’re reading this article because of issues related to this subject, I’m sure all of you need tips to enhance your Linktree experience.

1. Optimize bio and profile descriptions

Make sure your bio text is engaging and inviting because your bio serves as your introduction

Instagram: Use your Instagram bio to let your audience know what they can expect from your Linktree (such as the content you have!).

TikTok: Be short and crisp in your bio, which will create interest in your Linktree offerings.

2. Encourage users to click your Linktree link with a clear CTA

For Instagram: Use phrases like “Explore More” or “Click Here for Great Products.”

For TikTok: “Link in Bio for Surprises.” and anything short but surprising 

3. Test and monitor Linktree performance

You must keep track of how people are using your Linktree links to understand your performance

Use ‘Instagram Insights’ to monitor visitor behavior and link clicks.

Check out ‘TikTok Pro’ for every type of information on your profile.

4. Continually assess and improve your link arrangement

I have said it before and will say it again: keep your Linktree active, fresh, and well-maintained.

Instagram: Update your Linktree frequently with relevant advertisements.

TikTok: Try various Linktree link placements to see which performs best for you and your account.

In A Nutshell

Linktree has been acting up on Instagram and TikTok because of many different issues that you are not aware of. 

It can be anything from broken links, weird glitches, and those platform rules (too hard to remember, even for us, phew!).

Instagram decided to ruin every creator’s and user’s mood by disabling the swipe-up feature for most of the accounts, which kinda puts a limit on Linktree’s game. 

And don’t even get me started on TikTok (it’s supposed to be easy and smooth because of its huge user base, but nah!) – it makes Linktree feel like an outcast by treating it as spam a thousand times.

But there’s always a bright side. In this article, I mentioned how you can always look into alternative choices or adjust Linktree’s settings to make it work well with these platforms by following their rules. 

Pria Sharma

Caffeine junkie, a lively learner, and an experienced affiliate marketing writer for SB Digital. Always wanted to research and write on various verticals – that’s my thing now! Down for a France trip with me? Well, read my blog posts first, and it’s a deal!

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