Link Instagram and Facebook Pages You Manage

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If you want to link Instagram and Facebook Pages that you manage, all it takes is a few minutes.

Before you link Instagram and Facebook Pages together, consider these amazing stats: every 58 seconds, a photo is uploaded to Instagram1 new user joins Instagram every second, and 50 million+ users are already using Instagram.

If those don’t move you to link Instagram and Facebook Pages you manage together, think about it from your fans’ standpoint.

Besides posting  typical Facebook Page updates – “LIKE this post…”, we launched a new product or news about your brand, Instagram photos can be a great way to boost the quality of the content you already post to your Facebook Page.

Why link Instagram and Facebook Pages?

When you link Instagram and Facebook Pages together, not only will this give you additional content to share with your fans, but you’ll also have additional opportunities to engage more with fans.

For example, instead of just taking photos of your business, you can use Instagram to give fans an insiders look into your business. Here are a few typs of photos you can share on Instagram and post to your Facebook Page.

  • Details about your business
  • What your business does
  • Photos of products that you sell (with Instagram filters applied)
  • Spy shots of something that you’re working on (make sure you don’t give away every new product).

In addition to the great content you can generate by taking and sharing photos, you can also save your business time.  When you link Instagram and Facebook Pages you manage together, every time you take a photo with Instagram, it will automatically be uploaded to your Facebook Page for your fans to see, comment, and like!

How to link Instagram and Facebook Pages:

Share Instagram photos on your Facebook Page
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Step 1: Download Instagram

Download Instagram (iPhone or iPad)

Note: there is not an iPad specific version of Instagram, but you can run this version on both devices.

Step 2: Edit Settings
Step 2: Edit Settings

Select ‘Settings’ – bottom right corner.  Next, select the ‘Settings Widget’ – top right corner.

Step 3: Share Settings
Step 3: Share Settings

Select ‘share settings’ to setup your Instagram account with your Facebook Page.

Step 4: Setup your Facebook Page
Step 4: Setup your Facebook Page

Once you have clicked ‘edit sharing settings,’ the next thing to do is to ‘select Facebook.’

Note: You can also setup additional social media accounts on this same screen.

Slide 5: Select a Facebook Page to link to your Instagram account
Slide 5: Select a Facebook Page to link to your Instagram account

You’re almost done! Link your Instagram account and your Facebook account.

Next, select Post to…this is where you will select which Facebook Page you want to have Instagram post to.

Note: Turn on the ‘likes’ option to have Instagram post any likes to your Facebook Page.

Step 6: Post content to Instagram
Step 6: Post content to Instagram

You’re done! Now, anytime you want an Instagram photo to post to your Facebook Page, all you need to do is turn on ‘sharing’ when you snap a photo!

Question: Are you on Instagram? Click here to leave a comment with your Instagram profile and also tell us, what kinds of photos do you share with your Facebook fans?

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  • http://www.wwelivetv.com/ Vijay Balaji

    for android??

    • SatSTL

      Hi Vijay,
      Works pretty much the same for Android. Just did completed the link on my HTC OneX

      • http://www.wwelivetv.com/ Vijay Balaji

        yeah.now they updated for android too..

      • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

        So glad you were both able to get it working.

  • Rach

    I have tried to link my Instagram pics to my FB account but no luck helppppppp!!!!!!!

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @Rach, where are you getting stuck at?

  • Dana Veincent

    I have an existing instagram under a business name. How do I link that to Facebook page? It links to my personal FB account then created a personal instagram account. I just want my business instagram account to link to the business FB page.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @google-aebe9e708d166b92559baf7a70b0c5fe:disqus, you should be able to follow the same steps that I mention above. Instead of logging into your Instagram personal account, you would login to your Instagram business account instead.

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  • Jillydog

    Hi there Christian, my primary account was deactivated from Instagram for breaching terms and conditions. I tried to reach Instagram and submitted an report stating that I did not breach any T&C to no avail. Recently I created another Instagram account with a separate email but accidentally linked it to my Facebook profile. In other words both my Instagram accounts were linked to same FB profile. Could this be the reason that they deactivated my account? TIA.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      Linking Instagram to a Facebook account definitely shouldn’t be an issue. I suspect it was because of the content you were sharing or how you were sharing it – were you using other tools that were against their policies?

      Christian

  • Gianni Spradley

    I am having a connectivity issue: I have linked my company’s Instagram page to my company’s Facebook page but my photos are NOT showing up on the Facebook page. I followed the directions to the “T” (per the various forums I’ve read) as well as deleting/re-installing the app and allowing the privacy settings to have access to my accounts/photos/etc. and NOTHING has changed. I have an iPhone 5 and an iPad mini (I used both electronics to connect to the business Instagram/business Facebook). For the love of God, what I am doing wrong?

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @giannispradley:disqus, one other to try. Disconnect Facebook and Instagram. Then logout of Facebook on your mobile device – both from the app and through the settings menu (if you are logged in there as well). Then go back to Instagram, login, and then try connecting Facebook.

      Let me know if this fixes the issue.

      Christian