How to share a Facebook post on Instagram

What there is to know

  • On Facebook: Account Settings > Account Center > Sharing between profiles.
  • Select the FB account in Share from section > turn on auto-share for your stories, posts, or both on Facebook.

This article explains how to share a Facebook post to an Instagram account.



How to set up Facebook post sharing on Instagram

It’s easy to automatically share your Facebook posts to your Instagram account if you follow the steps below to set everything up. These steps apply to both the desktop version of Facebook and the mobile app.


  1. Open your account settings by tapping the hamburger menu at the top right of the mobile application or by clicking on the scrolling menu at the top right of the desktop version of Facebook. From there go to Settings and Privacy > Settings.


  2. Once at the next Settings screen, scroll down on the left side of the screen and tap or click the Account Center option.


  3. Once at Account Center menu, you can connect your Facebook and Instagram accounts by following the prompts on the Profiles menu. If you have already done so, select Sharing between profiles and select your Facebook account.


  4. After selecting your Facebook account, you will see a new prompt indicating where your future content will be shared from and where it will be shared. To start automatically sharing your Facebook stories and posts, turn on the options you want.


How to Share Individual Facebook Posts to an Instagram Account

If you prefer to share your Facebook content in a more piecemeal way, you can choose when a post is shared to your Instagram as you compose it on Facebook. Your accounts must already be linked for this to work.


  1. Start by writing a Facebook post. Whether you’re using the mobile app or the desktop version, you can choose to share the post to your connected Instagram account by tapping or clicking the Instagram logo.


  2. The next screen will be Sharing on Instagram page. This is where you’ll see your connected Instagram account next to a toggle switch. Click or tap the switch to allow only this post to access your Instagram profile.


  3. Finish creating your post and click publish. It should now appear on both your Facebook and Instagram feeds.


FAQs

  • How to connect Instagram to Facebook?

    To connect Instagram to Facebook in the Instagram app, go to your profile and tap Menu > Settings > Account Center > Accounts > Add accounts. Picking out Facebook and log into your Facebook account.

  • How to unlink Facebook and Instagram?

    To unlink Facebook from Instagram, open the Instagram app and go to your profile. Faucet Menu > Settings > Account Center > Accountsthen touch Remove next to your Facebook account.

  • Does Instagram belong to Facebook?

    Yes. Instagram was bought by Facebook.Inc, now known as Meta, in 2012.


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