An Instagram Bio is meant to serve as a quick introduction to a user. It gives everyone else an idea about the person’s life, profession, or personality. While visiting someone’s profile on Instagram, you might notice that they have put a link on their bio. These links can usually take you to their website, YouTube page, or other social media profiles, such as a VSCO profile. Clicking on a VSCO link on someone’s Instagram bio can tell you more about the person, but will it also tell them about you?
In other words, will they know if you click on their VSCO link on their Instagram Bio? If yes, you might not want to click on the link at all.
Looking at someone’s profile on Instagram is one thing, and letting them know that you did that is a completely different problem. You certainly don’t want others to know what you have been doing, do you?
This blog will explore whether it is OK to click on a VSCO link on someone’s Instagram bio. We will discuss all your questions about VSCO links on Instagram here in this blog. So, stick with us.
If You Click on VSCO Link in Someone’s Instagram Bio, Will They Know?
Instagram allows its users to view and analyze much of the data pertaining to their accounts, such as views, likes, and comments. You can see how many people like your posts, who likes your posts, who comments on your posts, and who views your story.
However, not every piece of data is out for display. For example, you cannot see who viewed your posts or who viewed your profile. Apparently, this is done to ensure that a person’s convenience doesn’t come at the cost of another’s privacy.
When it comes to a link in someone’s Instagram Bio, you might be confused about whether clicking on it will inform the person about you. Well, it’s time to clear your confusion.
Can someone know if you click on a VSCO link in their Instagram Bio?
There is NO way someone can tell you clicked their VSCO link in their Instagram Bio. Whatever they might do, they cannot know the identity of anyone who clicks on their VSCO link in their bio. Neither Instagram nor VSCO provides such information to users.
However, there are some common scenarios when a user can get information about you (though not your identity, for sure).
Here are some of these cases
When you click a link on their story
A user cannot know your identity if you click on a link in their bio. However, if they add a link to their story instead of their bio and you click it, they can easily guess that you might have clicked on the link since your story. But it will remain a pure assumption.
If they use an IP grabber
An IP grabber helps people track the IP addresses of others with the help of a link. Using an IP grabber tool, you can convert a normal weblink into a shortened tracking link which, when clicked, records the IP address of the person who clicked it. The link owner can then see the IP addresses of people who click the link.
Giving away your IP address might seem dangerous. But in reality, the IP address doesn’t reveal much information except your approximate location (city or state). It cannot give away your name or address.
So, If you click on a VSCO link that has been shortened via an IP Grabber, the user can see your IP address but not your name or location.
If they added the link to their posts:
A user cannot know who viewed their posts. However, they can know who liked and commented on their posts. So, if a user puts a link on their post and you like or comment on it, they can be certain that you saw it. But they still cannot know whether you clicked on the link or not.
Can third-party apps help someone discover that you clicked on their VSCO link?
Third-party apps can often help you in situations where normal methods can’t. But when it comes to VSCO links in someone’s Instagram bio, even a third-party platform can do nothing.
As we discussed earlier, Instagram and VSCO do not tell their users if someone clicks on their link or views their profile. There is no information available regarding link clicks and profile views. And even third-party platforms cannot find the info that’s not available. Therefore, we recommend you don’t try any such platforms that claim to find out who clicked on your link.