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Instagram Planning To Charge A Fee To Put Links In Captions

Describing how the new system would work, the patent says, “If the online system detects the text content of the caption includes a string of link text identifying an address, the online system prompts the posting user to pay a fee in exchange for generating a link.”

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Bloggers and influencers would be excited about this.

A new patent application shows an online system on Instagram that would let users pay a fee of $2 to add a clickable link in their photo and video captions on the media app.

Currently, Instagram users are not allowed to add a clickable link in their video or photo captions and this has been one of the features every Instagram user has long called for.

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The new patent application which Facebook first submitted back in 2016, shows a pop-up appearing when the user adds a URL to a caption, asking if the user wants to pay $2 to make the link live.


Describing how the new system would work, the patent says, “If the online system detects the text content of the caption includes a string of link text identifying an address, the online system prompts the posting user to pay a fee in exchange for generating a link.”

According to the patent, the fee for generating a link on Instagram may vary.

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