How to Fix Instagram Messages Not Sharing Facebook Error

Over the past week, many Instagram users have reported errors with the Facebook sharing feature.

As both Instagram and Facebook are owned by the same company, Meta, the platform has a nifty feature that automatically shares posts to your Facebook feed.

It’s a great tool that means you can share the same photo across both platforms quickly and easily, and it’s used by millions of users around the world.

However, Instagram posts don’t seem to be uploading to Facebook as usual this week, and users can’t figure out why. If this happens to you, find out how to fix it below…

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Instagram posts are not shared on Facebook

Many Instagram users have taken to Twitter in recent days to complain that their Instagram posts are not being shared on Facebook.

After posting their Instagram photo, people report that the image is not shared on Facebook at all and is not visible anywhere on their profile.

A person wrote“Anyone having problems sharing #instagram for #Facebook when I post on Instagram, my posts are always shared on my Facebook. This morning it doesn’t work. I checked my settings, changed the passwords, tried again and it did nothing.

“Same, an update?” another responded while a third user added: “Same here! I took to Twitter to see if anyone else had the same problem.

As of this writing, Instagram hasn’t fixed the error, but it appears to be an issue on Instagram’s part.

Many have reported that their photos have now been posted on Facebook and have simply been delayed. However, if your messages are still not being shared, find some possible fixes below.

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Try linking Facebook to Instagram

If your photos are still not being shared, reconnecting your Facebook account to your Instagram should fix the problem. Here’s how to do it…

  • Open Instagram and go to your profile.
  • Click on the three lines in the upper right corner and press “Settings”.
  • Tap on “Accounts” then on “Share with other apps”.
  • Tap “Facebook” and delete your profile from “Account Center”.
  • Then connect your Facebook profile to your Instagram again.
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Other things to try

If that didn’t work, here are some other things that could potentially help…

First, try logging out of both apps and then logging back in, as that might fix the problem.

  • Delete both apps and open them again.

If that doesn’t work, completely delete the apps from your phone and download them again.

  • Change your Facebook password.

Changing your Facebook password and then reconnecting it to your Instagram account could be the solution.

  • Check that you are using the most recent versions.

Make sure you’ve updated the Facebook and Instagram apps to the latest version from the App Store.

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