How to link Instagram to a Facebook Page

The question I get asked the most is how to make sure your (brand’s) Instagram account can feed into your (brand’s) Facebook Page. While it’s pretty simply to have an Instagram account feed into a personal Facebook profile, it’s a little more complicated to have Instagram go to a Facebook Page. Just a little bit though….

A while back I made a tutorial email that I’ve been sending out a bunch, so I figured I put it up on here so everyone can see it. And save myself a couple emails, ha!

One more thing before I show the step-by-step tutorial, I do NOT recommend feeding your Instagram photos to a Facebook page. The main reason is that the Facebook edgerank (=algorithm) sees any link from outside of Facebook as a way to get people away from Facebook, and therefore it gets ranked lower. The result is that way less people will see an Instagram photo on a Facebook Page (in compare to a photo directly uploaded to a Facebook Page). And less views on a post means the Talking About This** number is going down, which will result in a lower post reach in the (near) future.
Another reason to not feed Instagram to a Facebook Page (or profile) is that the tagged accounts won’t translate into Facebook. And tagging others (on any social media platform) is the best way to grow your fan base and increase the reach of a post.

(**Talking About This number should be 10-15% of your total Facebook fans/likes)

Please make sure you are logged in to the Facebook and Facebook Pages (orange flag) apps before you start!

Step 1: Log in in to the Instagram app on your phone with the account you want to share on the Facebook Page. Then log into your personal Facebook profile on your smart phone. (And make sure you are an admin of the Facebook Page)

Step 2: Open the Instagram Instagram and click on the lower right tab (on the bottom). From there click on the wheel in the upper right corner.
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Step 3:
Click on the “Share Settings” button.
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Step 4a: Click on the “Facebook” button. It will now ask you to sign in to your personal Facebook profile. Follow the steps. It might open up Facebook for a second and come back to Instagram. It might even do this twice. Don’t touch anything, just let it pull it up and wait for it to be completely done.
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Step 4b: Click “No” so you’re not sharing your Instagram likes to your personal Facebook profile. Unless you want to display the sketchy stuff you like on Instagram to your Facebook friends. (You’re Instagram followers already can see that, so you’re already getting it out there, don’t worry)
FB-to-Insta-6 Step 4c: You don’t really have to do anything, just making sure the “Facebook” button is now displaying the name of your personal Facebook profile.FB-to-Insta-4

Step 5: Click on the “Facebook” button and it should now show “Wall (Default)”
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Step 6: Click on “Wall (Default)” and now you see a list of all the Facebook pages you are an admin off. Select the one you want and you’ll see the check mark behind the Facebook Page you’ve selected.
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Step 7: Now go to the upper left corner and click on “Facebook”, “Sharing”, “Options”, and “Profile” and you’re back to your Instagram profile tab/page. Now it’s time to test it out!
If this doesn’t work sign out of the Instagram and Facebook app on your phone, uninstall both app and then re-install both apps. After you’ve re-installed both apps turn off your phone and turn it back on. Then log in to Instagram and Facebook again and repeat the steps.

Step 8: Please don’t be lazy and feed every single Instagram photo to you Facebook page. It’s boring when both platforms (and Twitter) show exactly the same content! Besides the fact that it decreases your Facebook Page (and Post) reach, as well as making your Facebook posts look like a mess with a bunch of “@” and “#” signs…. You’re better then that!
I’d suggest to feed 1-2 out of 10 Instagram photos to your Facebook Page.

Hope this helps. Feel free to leave a comment below or email me at fred@fredvanschie.com if you still have issues or questions. Or let me know on Instagram or Twitter if this worked (or not) for you. I’m @fredvanschie.

  • shrewgy

    Regarding Step 5, is it possible to set your Instagram posts to another destination on your Facebook? Say a an Album in your Photos section?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Your Instagram photos already go into a photo album called “Instagram photos”. As far as I know you can’t change the destination photo album, but I’ll look into that some more.

  • http://barryeuphorik.tumblr.com/ Barry Euphorik

    Is it possible to have two instagram accounts and have one post to one page and the other post to another page?

    The reason i ask is that i currently have a solo artist account posting to my solo artist page, now i want to set up a band account and have it post to my bands page.

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Yeah, each account will keep the settings once you log out. Sometimes it could reset it so do keep an eye out for it when you post.

  • Sigal Samovici

    Regarding step 6: I am logged in to my FB, and I am the admin of four different page… I keep on getting the message ‘No manageable Facebook pages found’… Any suggestions?

  • Maram Abu Shaira

    that was very helpful and simple, did it at once ! thanks a million :)

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Great to hear it worked! Thanks for the comment.

      • Ruba

        Hi Fred,

        thanks for the tutorial its great but i have the same problem as Sigal
        I keep on getting the message ‘No manageable Facebook pages found’.

        and yes im a facebook page manager….
        can you help me in this ??? it would be appreciated

        • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

          I would try and uninstall all 3 apps from you phone, then re-install Facebook, Facebook Pages, and Instagram on your phone. Turn off your phone, and then turn it on again and start from the beginning.

  • Lucie

    Hi there

    Great tutorial, thanks. However I am having a similar issue as previous person. It says ‘No manageable Facebook pages found’ even though I am full admin / manager of the business page…
    Can you assist at all?
    Cheers

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      I would try to uninstall both the Instagram and Facebook app from your phone. Then re-install both and turn off your phone. Turn the phone back on and try it again. Let me know if that works.

      • Lucie

        no dice :( I have tried everyhing and it’s staring to drive me nuts!

        • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

          Sorry to hear that. I would double check the admin right for the Facebook page. Or post separately on both Instagram and Facebook for much better results!

    • Tracy

      hey did you ever figure this out? I am having the same issue.

  • Mela Comia

    I use an android phone and i cant link my brand page to my instagram account, in step # 5 it always shows the timeline instead of wall, how can i change it to wall.

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      I have an iPhone and don’t know too much about the Android, sorry.

    • confused_newbietumblr

      i have the same problem. I’ve tried a million remedies. no luck. Because it offers only timeline and says (below that) “no manageable pages” nothing is posting to facebook, even after I try to delete and relink/download FB app, etc.

  • cheewwii

    Hello! Need some expert help from you. I used to share photos from Instagram to my Facebook and it did really work. However, this time I have a problem sharing until now. When I do link it to my Fb account it keeps on appearing: The Web page not available. How is that? Why’s the sudden change? Ty

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      I would try to uninstall both the Instagram and Facebook app from your phone. Then re-install both and turn off your phone. Turn the phone back on and try it again. Let me know if that works.

    • Don Tan

      Check this Instagram support page: http://help.instagram.com/356902681064399
      It says Android devices cannot post to Facebook Fan page.

      • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

        Thanks Don! Yeah looks like something changed in the Instagram settings that won’t allow Android phones to post from Instagram to a Facebook Page.

  • dalia

    Hi!
    I’m a band manager and I just created an instagram account for the band with a different email than the one I use for logging in to facebook. I’m the admin on the facebook page for the band. Can I link the instagram account to the facebook page?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Yes you can. Just follow the instructions of this blog post.

  • Vartivar Kassabian

    Hello.I can’t open Instagram on my computer.Bcz each time it says wrong password or wrong account.I’m only opening it on my mobile`with my Facebook account…!What to do Please?And tnx in advance,if you can help me ;)

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      The email that you use for your Facebook profile is the email you should use when trying to login on the Instagram website. Let me know if that works.

  • http://www.ouchterlony.com/ Ann Ouchterlony

    Nice and clear instructions Fred. Regarding not feeding the images from Instagram to Facebook, is the best option to post on Insta first, then upload that same image from camera roll straight into fb and caption it from there?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Yeah, that’s always better. It will get more views on Facebook that way. Even better to upload different things on different platforms at different times!

  • Chris

    Fred, is it possible to selectively link photos to a Facebook page using hashtags?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      No. Once you upload an Instagram photo so can decide if you want it to go to a personal profile or fan page, depending on your settings. By default it’s turned off. Hope that helps!

  • Sacs on Jenkins

    thank you….. you are a genius

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Ha, glad I could help!

  • WeeklyWhiskers

    Thanks Fred for the excellent step-by-step tutorial. Question: Does the IG posts “always” automatically post to the fan page we admin or can we manually select what we choose to share?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Nice, glad it was helpful. Each time you upload a photo you have the option to feed it to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr…. By default it only goes to Instagram. Hope that helps!

  • Leonore van der Waals

    Beste Fred, mijn hele instagram gedelete en opnieuw geprobeerd maar hij blijft me automatisch koppelen met mij prive ipv met mijn pagina. hij geeft alleen de tijdlijn optie en zegt”geen beheerbare facebook-pagina s gevonden’. heb je n tip?
    dnak! Leonore

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Heb je ook geprobeerd om de Facebook app en de Facebook Pages app te verwijderen? En dan weer opnieuw te installeren? Nadat ze weer zijn geinstalleerd schakel je telefoon uit en dan weer aan. Hopelijk werkt dat!

  • Nelladreamz

    Thanks heaps for this.

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Glad it was helpful!

  • manel

    Hi

    I am trying to post this link http://bit.ly/17ZOBEK in my instagram account, but it won’t allow me? Why?

    please help

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Been hearing that a few more times in the last weeks. Did you try leaving off the http or www? Since you can’t click the link you don’t need to have the link be clickable.

  • Chris

    Hello, thank you for your work it is helpful.

    I followed the instructions and everything seems to be working, when we post a pic on instagram it also appears on our FB fan page. What we have issue with is the “like”: when we “like” a pic on Instagram it does not appear/get mentioned on the linked FB fan page’s wall (although the “like” button is clicked on instagram’s app on the phone), any advice you might have maybe?
    thanks

    • Chris

      no go?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      As far as I know the “likes” on Instagram only appear on a personal Facebook profile. Not on a fan page.

      • Chris

        thank you.

  • Bandhu Anupam

    how can i post my page updates to Instagram. The method you taught is only the one way, is there any other way to do both ?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      No you can’t post from Facebook to Instagram.

  • peterj60

    An excellent guide, Fred – thanks.

    All works well with connection and sharing from Instagram to Facebook (and doing it a very limited way as you recommended).

    I have no Instagram Album on my Facebook page though. Shared photos go straight to the page’s timeline as if it has been posted directly using Facebook. There is no reference to being linked with or shared by Instagram as well. It’s like Instagram doesn’t even exist according to my Facebook page.

    My understanding is that there should be an Instagram album automatically formed on my Facebook page once I have shared something from Instagram. I don’t really mind, but thought it might be good for followers on Facebook to follow on Instagram as well – since not all pics will be shared with Facebook.

    Any ideas on where I might have gone wrong with the Facebook link – etc??

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Not too sure about that. Have you tried uploading a few? It might take a bit for FB to recognize the Instagram photos.

  • Katy

    thanks for the concise and clear instructions. Mission accomplished on the first try!

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      awesome!

  • chris

    great message i love the added extras you put in here … answering questions before people have them … as a result i decided not to link … thanks again

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Nice, thanks for leaving a comment Chris!

  • Joyce Payne

    Oh, thank you so much! It was very simple :)

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Good to hear, thanks for the feedback!

      • Tony

        Thanks for the good tip.

        • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

          Glad I could help!

  • oulafou3

    Thanks for these instructions, but it doesn’t work for me. iOS7 on iPhone 5 here, trying to link to my private FB account. Even after re-install/switch-on and off etc. I still get “No manageable Facebook pages found”. And Instagram does not show up on the phone under Settings > Privacy > Facebook either. Googled around a few hours, the explanation from Instagram itself is not useful. What to do? It’s kind of annoying actually….

    • oulafou3

      Last resort: Maybe it has to do with the fact that my (already existing) album “Instagram photos” in my FB account is set to be visible to “Friends, except: Restricted”. Somehow I cannot change this back to “Friends” (maybe I have some overriding restriction regarding pics and the group “Restricted”). I am just losing my interest in solving it, hehehe, if anyone is still keen on commenting, fire away…

      • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

        I don’t think the FB settings have to do with getting the Pages show up in Instagram.

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      I’m on iOS 7 on an iPhone 5, works fine for me. Do you also have the Facebook app installed on your phone? And are you logged into it? If you want to link to your personal FB profile you should follow all the steps but the last one.

  • Eva

    Is there any solution to this ‘No manageable Facebook pages found’ …. I’ve tried everything I can think of including logging out off both apps and turning of the Iphone…. I’m starting to pull my hair out!

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Hi Eva, I’ve been hearing this a little bit every now and then. What phone are you using? And what software? Feel free to email me at fred@fredvanschie.com with more info. Thanks.

  • Kenzie

    So my Instagram photos share to my personal Facebook page just fine. What is driving me insane is that the likes I get on a photo on Instagram is no where to be seen in the total number of likes for the same photo on Facebook. I can clearly see both on other peoples Facebook pages. But for some reason it doesn’t do it for mine, any suggestions?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Not sure what you mean. Instagram likes and Facebook likes are 2 different things….

      • kenzie

        On Facebook profiles it shows how many people liked a particular photo via Facebook then, if that same photo originally shared via Instagram received likes, it adds to the number of likes for the photo on Facebook. My Facebook doesn’t do this however, so I was hoping you had a fix?

        • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

          Sorry but I can’t figure this one out….

  • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

    Thanks Christian!

    • http://marwickmarketing.com/ Christian Thomson

      No worries!

  • K

    I don’t get it. You said NOT to share photos from IG onto facebook because it will rank your page lower….yet this tutorial is about how to share IG photos on facebook. Am I missing something here??? LOL

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      No, you totally got it right. I don’t suggest it but since so many people are asking for it I decided to post a tutorial.

  • Aditi

    Totally worked, thanks dude!

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Nice!

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  • Kilabuns

    if i linked one of my accounts to facebook, will the other be linked too? both are in one devie.. thanks xx

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      You can set it to one page or profile. If you want to switch them around you would have to go back to the FB settings in Instagram and change the destination

  • Kirin

    I have an android phone: the samsung 4. Is it possible to do the same thing on androids?? I wasn’t able to make it work : (

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      I have an iPhone but I would assume it would work the exact same way….

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Looks like this option isn’t possibly at the moment for Android phones…

  • kiss

    How do I know if someone has hacked into my statigram and my instagram?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      If you can’t log in yourself with your username and password…. You can always go to http://www.instagram.com and try to log in there. If you can log in make sure your email is still listed in your profile.

  • Ali Khadjavi

    they seem to have taken out the option to post on page. It just gives you the option to add to timeline. It’s super strange because I’ve been sharing it to my page for the past year and now that I switched phones, the settings have changed.
    Anyone else experiencing this ?

    • Sean G

      I have the same problem!! It is really pissing me off. I have been posting to several of the pages I manage for a long time and a few days ago it stopped working. I have tried reinstalling and everything, still doesn’t work. Mine does not even say ‘No manageable Facebook pages found’. I found this a few minutes ago on the Instagram Help site:
      Can’t post to Facebook brand page.
      AndroidNOTE: At this time, it is not possible to post Instagram photos directly to a brand page from an Android device.

      http://help.instagram.com/124454077703565/

      Any idea when they will bring back this feature for Android phones?

      • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

        Sorry to hear that. Looks like an Instagram issue for Android users….

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Are you on an Android? Seems like Instagram has changed the options for Android….

  • Enrique B.

    Is it possible to do this backwards. I want to see my post from Facebook (brand) in my instagram.. I like using facebook and I don’t want to re-post all my photos to instagram.. I want to post them on Facebook and automatically appear on instagram… Is it possible at all????????

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      No you can’t. Only from Instagram to Facebook.

  • عائشة

    Hi Fred,

    My Instagram is linked to both my Facebook and Twitter accounts. If I share a pic via either, will it be possible for followers and friends to view only the pic in the link, and not have access to all my other Instagram pics? My Instagram posts are set to private. I prefer it this way and I was hoping there would be a way to prevent unauthorized followers or friends from seeing other Instagram posts I haven’t shared. I like the convenience of sharing on either platform, but it is aimed at friends and family who have access to my Instagram, as most posts are of a personal nature, not necessarily for strangers.

    Please help!!

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      As far as I know your Instagram is either public and everyone can see all your photos, or it’s private and people can’t see your photos.

  • stacie

    I am trying to connect instagram on a page on a company facebook profile that I am admin of, however, when I go to share settings the page doesn’t appear, just the timeline. How do I get the page to appear?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      I heard people on Android are having this issue lately. Are you on an Android?

  • Ruben de Groot

    Hey Fred, thx for this.
    I think I have the exactly the opposite problem: I have linked my Instagram feed to my artist page on facebook, but I want to disconnect it.

    Ive already untoggled the artist page in the sharing settings, and deleted facebook and instagram from my phone – and uploaded again. But now it keeps being posted on my fb wall after I share it on Instagram.

    Can you help me with this?
    I completely agree with what you say and I dont want to post the same things on both platforms.

  • Tiffany Marx

    Is there any way to add your Facebook fan page link under your profile pic on instagram instead of your web address? It works when I click the link from my laptop instagram, but when I click it from my phone it just takes me to Facebook, not my page. (Im tiffany_marx_ on instagram)

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Yeah that’s a facebook thing. Kinda sucks, but nothing you can do about that as far as I know….

  • http://www.HSEstep.com Anthony Cannonier

    Thanks for the post and even more so the insight to why posting directly to a page may not be the best move, although it appears as such.

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Thanks for the comment, glad you found the post useful!

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  • Marta Garcia

    Hi Fred,
    Thanks for your tutorial, unfortunately it doesn’t work in my Samsung Galaxy Core.
    Do you know if there is another way to do this?
    Thanks!
    Marta

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Sorry I don’t. Might be time to get an iPhone ;-)

  • Andrew

    Hello. After linking instagram and facebook, my facebook friends received this message: “Your Facebook friend Andrew just joined Instagram as ABC Company. Is there any way to link my business page to my business instagram page and not personal page?
    Thanks :)

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Try this; https://www.facebook.com/pages/instagram. And let me know if this works.

      • Andrew

        Hi Fred, ive been searching everywhere for an answer to my problem so hopefully you can help!! I linked my business instagram page to one of my business facebook pages. I have unlinked it now as it got annoying – anyway, whenever one of my facebook friends joins instagram it directs them to follow my business instagram page?? how do i direct it to my personal facebook page instead? your help is greatly appreciated!

        • Andrew

          sorry Fred! i meant how do i direct them to my personal IG account instead :)

        • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

          How does instagram direct new Instagram people to follow your business instagram page?

  • JH

    Hi – at step 5 I get “no manageable facebook pages found? I use to always be able to post from instagram to facebook it just randomly stopped working in the last 2 days, I have uninstalled reinstalled shut down about 50 times but always end up with the above message – any ideas?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      If you have an Android then you can’t link it to a FB page anymore.
      Try this though; https://www.facebook.com/pages/instagram. And let me know if this works.

  • andrescyc

    is it possible on android?

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      As far as I know it was disabled a few months ago for Android….

  • JM

    Hi Fred:
    I have a FB fan page and just créate am instagram cciunt for it.
    Can I post a photo in FB and automática loy get publish on Instagram? OR is it always Instagram first?
    Thanks!!

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      You can only post from Instagram to Facebook, not the other way around.

  • sarahbensonbooks

    Worked perfectly. Thanks so much!

  • http://www.glittericity.com/ Amanda | Glittericity

    Thanks for this informative post… been wanting to do this for a while, and although the Instagram interface has changed, I was able to figure out the steps based on this guide. Cheers!

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Nice one!

  • SLEEK

    I just wanted to say I have been trying to sort out this problem for the last 5 hours and I thankfully found your site and followed your advice and IT WORKED!!!!!! THANK YOU FRED VAN SCHIE! YOU ROCK

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Great to hear, thanks for the comment!!!

  • http://www.athousandtimestooshort.com athousandtimestooshort

    Thanks for this. I’m going to take your advice not to do it! Was thinking it seemed lazy anyway but wondered if it was better to link social media profiles. Really helpful post, thank you.

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Nice, thanks for taking the time to comment!

  • eL

    Thank you so much – I reinstalled everything, so now it is working. I spent few hours, trying miserably before I found your suggestions. hooo.

    • http://fredvanschie.com/ Fred van Schie

      Great to hear my post was helpful!