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.

156 thoughts on “How to link Instagram to a Facebook Page

  1. 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?

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

      • 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

        • 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

    • 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.

    • I use android too and it shows me all the pages I’m admin of. Check your admin privileges. It it’s not full, you’ll see you wall. But also like Fred said, on your desktop log into the page you want linked to Istagram. To give yourself admin privileges, I advise using your email for your personal Facebook page. On your Android smartphone log onto your personal Facebook account and accept the invite to administrate the page. Once you go to the share settings on Instagram, log into your personal account although Android phones like iOs phones will usually do this automatically. Once the link has been done, still from your share settings page click on Facebook link and voila! You’ll see the list of pages you admin. Gave me a headache, when I initially tried it, but I sorted it out. Hope this helps.

  6. 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

  7. 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?

  8. 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 😉

  9. 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?

  10. 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?

  11. 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

    • 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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??

      • Not entirely true. If you use a social media manager platform like Hootsuite for instance, you can link your Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram accounts depending on which version of Hootsuite you pick. However, because Instagram is primarily a photo sharing app, you’d need to get a third party app like Notegraphy on which you’ll type the text for the update and then share to Instagram. It’s a bit counterproductive to go through the whole process I’ve described above, but if you’re really keen on sharing your updates to Instagram from Facebook, there’s as yet no simpler way of doing it.

  14. 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

  15. 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….

    • 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…

    • 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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?

  18. 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

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  20. 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 ?

    • 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?

  21. 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????????

  22. 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!!

  23. 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?

  24. 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.

  25. 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)

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  27. 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

  28. 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 🙂

  29. 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?

  30. 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!!

  31. 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

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

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  35. Step 3 looks a bit different to me. I know I’m logged in to my Facebook account through Instagram. I don’t want to share photos through Instagram to Facebook, I just want people to be able to go to my Facebook profile through my link that I have in my bio. But when I try to do it I’m brought to my Facebook feed. Not my bio. Any suggestions?

  36. Hi Fred, great post. Does linking Instagram to Facebook allow your entire Instagram feed (all previously uploaded photos via Instagram) to be visible on Facebook? Or does this simply give us the option to share future Instagram posts to Facebook?

  37. Hi, thanks for the tut’ , however is that still not smart move to link my Instagram post to my FB page feed? Since FB bought Instagram a while ago, is it still considered as an exit link? thanks.

    • It’s technically still a link, plus a tag on Instagram doesn’t properly translate into Facebook.
      And for videos you can include a Call To Action if you upload it in Facebook. Hope that helps. Thanks!

  38. Hey does this still work the photo successfully posted to my page however the likes I got on Instagram didn’t translate to my Facebook page.

  39. hello there! should i connect both fb and instagram with my personal email? the reason i ask, is because i want to use instagram for my page, therefore i created it using my business email, not my personal. i have used different emails so far, and the the only possibility i get on instagram is my timeline sharing as a person, it doesnt show the page i manage. *also, my instagram doesnt appear as the pictures depicted above (maybe i have an older version, or its because i m using android, i cant figure it out)
    thank you!

  40. Now that you have shared to Facebook. Is it possible to have your IG account be a business profile? I am trying to track the insights on IG as well as link the post to Facebook. I can’t figure this part out. Thanks for the help in advance

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