Marketers - Adding Instagram Story Unit Elements

    Unit Elements can consist of hashtags, mentions, and links. It is important to include Elements in addition to your Project Brief and Post Description as they help Creators know what must be included in their post. You can add Elements as either required or optional for Creators to use. The following article will walk you through the different types of Instagram Story Elements you can add and how to include them in your Units. 

    Instagram Story Elements

    Disclosure

    Sponsorship disclosure is the FTC compliant way to let the public know that a post is Sponsored, and by whom. For Instagram Stories, disclosure options are automatically included for Creators to choose from, you do not need to add sponsorship to your Elements for Instagram Stories. 

     

     

    Hashtags 

    Hashtags can either be required or optional for a Creator to use in their story post. If you choose to make a hashtag required, the Creator must use this hashtag in their story. However, you have the option to make the hashtag case sensitive. This would require the Creator to post the hashtag exactly as you type it here in order to submit their content for approval. If you leave this blank, the Creator can choose to post the hashtag with a variation of upper and lower case letters.

     

     

    Mentions

    Mentions can be used to drive traffic to a specific page. Mentions can either be required or optional for a Creator to use in their story post. If you choose to make a mention required, the Creator must use this mention in their story post. However, you have the option to make the mention case sensitive. This would require the Creator to post the mention exactly as you type it here in order to submit their content for approval. If you leave this blank, the creator can choose to post the mention with a variation of upper and lower case letters. 

     

     

    Swipe Up Links

    Creators who have over 10,000 followers are able to include swipe up links within their Instagram Stories. Links can be any website you would like Creators to include if they have the swipe up option. The link URL you type here will be programmatically shortened in the platform and will appear as shown in the below example when Creators receive it on their end:

     

     

    Please note: The platform cannot physically require Creators to include links anywhere besides captions. If you require Creators to include links in their bios on Instagram or elsewhere, you must note this in your Project Requirements.

    Follow the steps below to add your link(s).

    1. Click the dropdown to Add Elements and select Swipe Up.
    2. Type in or copy and paste the URL you would like to add into the box provided.

     

     

    Once you have included all of the Elements you would like Creators to use for their posts, click Save Changes at the bottom right.