Sharing map on instagram

Travel Forums System Talk Sharing map on instagram

1. Posted by Irene Ank (Budding Member 3 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone! Does anyone know why, when I post the link to my map in my instagram bio, it opens a login page when clicking the link? It seems to work fine when opening the link on a laptop, but on the phone it requires a login. Anyone else have the same problem? I want to be able to share my map with my followers on instagram without them having to create an account on travellerspoint.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5753 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

https://www.travellerspoint.com/map/ is the map editor to create a trip and show all your existing trips, which means you must be logged in.
https://www.travellerspoint.com/map/#/user/1066001 is the public view of all your trips. You don't need to be logged in for that URL, so that's the one suitable for sharing.

You can find the latter URL through your public profile, or through control panel -> spread your travels.

[ Edit: Edited on 11 May 2022, 06:39 GMT by Sander ]

3. Posted by Irene Ank (Budding Member 3 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Thank you for the clarification! It seems the problem might be with instagram.. When I post the link with the user number in my bio and click ‘save’ it shortens the link to the one without ‘#/user/1066001’ in it.. weird

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5753 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

That's annoying!
You can probably use a URL-shortener like tinyurl.com to create a URL which instagram will accept as is - e.g. https://tinyurl.com/irenetravelmap (I just created that one to test that the # will be retained, which it indeed is).

[ Edit: Edited on 11 May 2022, 13:41 GMT by Sander ]

5. Posted by Irene Ank (Budding Member 3 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

That worked! Thank you so much for the help :)

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