Quickstart Introduction allows you to get the most out of your Instagram and TikTok bio links. Easily create pages with clickable images, buttons, social media icons, and then add the link to your Instagram or TikTok bio. Follow the instructions below to get started:

1. Authorizing with Facebook

When you first install the app, you will be asked to Login with Facebook, and approve the permissions we need to get your Instagram accounts posts. 

Once you have authorized on Facebook, click the Select Instagram Accounts button in your Hootsuite stream:

In the popup that is displayed, select the Instagram accounts you would like to use:


2. Adding TikTok accounts

To add TikTok accounts, first click the mceclip0.png settings icon in the app's menu, and then click the Manage Accounts button under the TikTok Accounts section:


To add a new TikTok account, click the Add New TikTok Account button at the bottom of the popup. After you have added a TikTok account, click the checkbox to the right of the account to start using that account, and create a bio link page for it. 

3. Creating and Publishing pages

Page composition pages are made up of five sections: Header, Feature, Gallery, Buttons and Footer:


Creating your first page

After you have added your first Instagram/TikTok account, the following will be displayed in the app's stream:

To create your first page, click the Create a page button. After you have clicked the button,  the Manage Pages popup will be displayed, where you can to create your first page:

NOTE: When you want to make changes to existing pages, or create new ones, click the mceclip3.png Edit/manage pages icon in the app's menu bar. 

First, enter a name for your page and select the Instagram/TikTok account that this page will be for. Next, you can customize the Feature, Header, Gallery, Buttons and Footer sections of the page. 


In the Header section, you can change the title to be something different than your Instagram/TikTok account's username, as well as add text to be displayed beneath the title. You can also customize the look of your page's header, with the Text color, Background color, Justification and Background image options. 


The Feature section allows you to add featured images to your page. 

To add a Feature image, click one of the images from your Instagram/TikTok account, or, click the plus sign to upload a new one. After you have selected an image, add the link you want the image to point to, and optionally, add text you would like displayed below the Feature image. Clicking the trash can will remove the Feature image from your page. To change the order of the items, grab the handle to the left of the item, and drag it to the new position.

Clicking the YouTube button will allow you to add a YouTube video to your page's Feature section:

Simply paste the video's ID or the URL to the video to add the video. 

If you add more than one image/video, a carousel will be created, allowing users to "swipe" through the featured images. 

Clicking the calendar icon to the left of any feature item will allow you to set a date/time at which the item will be removed from the featured section:


The Gallery section allows you to add a table of images with links to your page.

To add an image that has already been added to your Instagram/TikTok account, simply click it in the list. Click the plus sign to upload an image that hasn't been added to your account yet. Once you've added an image, enter the link you would like to associate with the image in the box to the right of the image. Click the trash can icon if you want to delete an image. To change the order of the images, grab the handle to the left of the image, and drag it to the new position.

Clicking the calendar icon to the left of any image will allow you to set a date/time at which the image will be removed from the featured section:


The Buttons section allows you to add buttons with links to your page:

To add a button, click the plus sign in the top right corner. You can select from two types of buttons:

  1. Links
  2. Calendar links

Link Buttons

Link buttons are simply buttons which when a user clicks, they will be taken to a the page you have linked to. Enter full links, including https://, e.g.:

You can also add mailto: and tel: links, which will allow your users to phone or email you with one click. For these links, use the following formats:

Click the calendar icon to schedule when the item will be removed from your page. To add icons to your button, click the icons icon, and an icon picker will be displayed:

You can search for icons by entering keywords in the input box. Selecting an icon will add it to your button:

Calendar Link Buttons

Calendar link buttons allow you to add buttons which users can click and add an event to their calendar. 

The calendar button will look like the following example on your page:

When a user clicks your event, the following popup will be displayed:

and the user can select which calendar type to add the even to.

You can also customize the text and background colors of your buttons by clicking the Text and Background buttons, and selecting the color you want.

Click the trash can icon if you want to delete a button. To change the order of the buttons, grab the handle to the left of the button, and drag it to the new position.


The Footer section allows you to add icons to the bottom of your page that link to your social media accounts, website, online store or blog:

Simply add a URL to the input box, and the corresponding icon will be displayed at the bottom of your page. Enter full links, including https://, e.g.:

For Email address and Phone number, simply enter your email address of phone number, respectively. 

Once you're done, click the Save button to save your page. 

NOTE: If the page you are editing has already been published, the changes will be saved, and the changes will be applied to the live, published, page. 


The Settings section allows you to change your page's layout and the font used for text, as well as the colors used for the text and background in the body of your page. NOTE: these colors will not be used for the page's header, nor for any buttons on the page. Use the color settings in Header and Button sections to change colors for those. 

Publishing pages

Now that you've saved your first page, return to the app's stream. The page you created will be displayed in the Published page dropdown menu:


Select the page, and then click the Publish page button to push your page live. 

Adding your link to your Instagram and TikTok accounts

Once you have created and saved your page you can now add it to your Instagram or TikTok account. To do so, first click the clipboard mceclip15.png icon for your page. (it will be displayed when you hover your mouse over your Instagram/TikTok account in the stream) For Instagram, next, go to Instagram and select the Settings option. Under the Edit profile section, you will see a Website option. Paste the link you copied above into the Website section, and then finally click the Submit button at the bottom to save your settings. 


For TikTok, you will first need a Business account with 1,000 followers. Once you have switched, simply go to your TikTok profile, and paste your link into the Website section. 

Scheduling posts

NOTE: Scheduling currently only works for Instagram accounts. 

With your page now published, you can now either manually add new posts to your page by clicking the Page Manager icon mceclip0.png and editing your page, or choose to automate their addition by selecting Yes, add scheduled Instagram posts from the Scheduled posts option for each of your Instagram accounts:


After selecting Yes, simply add a link to the end of the text/caption of your scheduled posts using the Hootsuite publisher:


Now, when your post is sent by Hootsuite, the image and link will be added to your page automatically.  NOTE: your link must start with https:// or http:// to have the post automatically added to your page. 

If you don't want to add links to your posts, you can also add links to scheduled posts using the Schedule manager. (see below for more info)

Other options

With your page now live, when you hover over the Instagram/TikTok account's section in stream, five options will be displayed (four options in the case of TikTok):

Clicking the write icon mceclip18.png will open up the Page Manager where you can edit this accounts pages.

Clicking the clock icon mceclip1.png  (only available for Instagram accounts) will open the Schedule manager popup:


The Schedule manager displays all of the scheduled messages you have for your Instagram account. Entering a URL in the URL input box for the post will cause the image to be added to your page at the scheduled time, linking to the URL you have entered. If you do not enter a URL, the post will not be added to your page. 

Clicking the RSS icon will display a popup where you can enter your RSS feed:

If you add an RSS feed, will check the feed regularly for new items added to your feed, and add the image and link associated with new items in your feed to your page. 

Clicking the QR code icon mceclip1.png will display the QR code for your page in a popup. You can save the QR code to share it with users, or use it to easily view your page on your mobile devices for testing purposes.

Clicking the clipboard icon mceclip15.png will copy the link for your page to the clipboard. After you have copied your link, you will then have to manually add it to your bio on Instagram.

Clicking the link icon mceclip16.png will show you what your page looks like in your browser -- NOTE: Chrome users can view their page on a variety of different devices by selecting the Developer's tools menu option.

Clicking the eye with a slash  through it icon  will hide this account in the current stream -- creating a new stream will display all of your accounts again. 

Making Changes and Creating New Pages

To make changes to a saved page, or create a new page, simply click the mceclip4.png icon in the app's menu bar, and the Page Manager will be displayed. Any changes made to your currently published page will be made live when you click the Save button. 

4. Settings

Clicking the settings mceclip13.png icon will display the settings dropdown menu:


Clicking one of the Manage Accounts buttons will display the Instagram/TikTok accounts popup, where you can select which Instagram/TikTok accounts you would like to use with

Clicking one of the Update Profile Picture buttons will update the profile pictures associated with your Instagram/TikTok accounts to the latest version. 

Under the Google Analytics Codes section, you can configure the Google Tracking ID, and any UTM tags you would like to use:


NOTE: You can use different Google Analytics Tracking IDs and UTM tags for each of your Instagram/TikTok accounts

Tracking events in Google Analytics

For more information on how to create Google Analytics reports to monitor your page, please consult the following blog post:

5. Analytics

If you choose to not use Google Analytics, you can use's built-in analytics suite. Clicking the Analytics icon in the app's menu bar displays the Analytics popup:

Here you can view results for a variety of analytics, as well as view reports for your page.

Clicking the calendar in the Date Range section will allow you to select date ranges to view results for:

Click the download icon to download PDF or CSV versions of your data:

NOTE: All the data we collect is not user identifiable. We only collect the action and time it occurred. As a result, if a user clicks on a button twice, it will be registered as two clicks, i.e. there is no "unique user" data. There are also no cookies used when collecting data. The exception for this is if you choose to use Google Analytics for data analysis. 

6. Teams

To share your account with members of your Hootsuite team, first click the Teams icon mceclip4.png in the app's menu bar. After you click the icon, the following popup will be displayed:

Next, click the Login with Hootsuite button to authenticate on Hootsuite. After you have authenticated, you can select users from your Hootsuite teams to share your account with:


NOTE: The user sharing the account must be an administrator of a Hootsuite team/organization.

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