Instagram is owned by Facebook. So, it's no surprise that by connecting your Instagram account to your Facebook account, you will unlock a ton of new features on Instagram. In this guide, we are going to show you the quickest way to connect your Instagram to Facebook, step by step.
How to Link Instagram to Facebook
The first thing you're going to need to do is open your Instagram app and go to your profile page. From here, tap the three lines at the top right and choose ‘Settings'.
From here, go to Accounts > Linked Accounts. You will now see the list of social media platforms that you can link your Instagram account to. Of course, for this tutorial we're going to choose Facebook.
After you've tapped on Facebook, you're going to get a prompt asking you to log in to your Facebook account. Once you've logged in, your accounts will have been connected. That's it! Now, whenever you post a photo on Instagram or Facebook, you will get an option to simultaneously post it on the other platform. There's also other features as well, such as being able to use custom locations on Instagram which you have set on Facebook.
How to Unlink Instagram from Facebook
If you've changed your mind and no longer want your Instagram and Facebook to be linked, then it is very simple to unlink them. All you need to do is go back to the same ‘Linked Accounts' menu that you were on before. From here, your Facebook name will be showing. Just tap on it and choose ‘Unlink', and your Facebook will be separated from your Instagram once again.
Why Should I Want to Connect my Instagram to Facebook?
Below we have listed all of the new features that you have just unlocked:
- When you create a custom location on Facebook you will be able to use this location in your Instagram posts too.
- You will be able to post simultaneously on Instagram and Facebook, and you can also set this to happen automatically.
- People who visit your Instagram profile will see the link to your Facebook profile to visit it, and vice versa. This is a great way to grow your social media status across all platforms.
So there you have it! You now know how to link your Instagram and Facebook, as well as how to unlink them. You also have a good understanding of the different features that you will now be able to use now that your profiles have been connected. Be careful though, as after a while you may forget that you have linked your accounts. Eventually, you may post something that you do not want people on the other platform to see.
One more thing to note is that if you're looking to connect all of your social media accounts, then you're in luck. Instagram offers a range of platforms other than just Facebook that you can link your account up to. These include Twitter and Tumblr as well as a range of others.