Disconnect Instagram from Facebook account with this simple trick

July 11, 2020

Linking different social network accounts closely enable users to cross-post between them. But it is not necessary to publish your online activity on every social media account you create or choose to link. So, if you are getting any second thoughts about linking them together, disconnect your accounts. Let's dive in to know how to disconnect Instagram from Facebook.

How to disconnect Instagram from Facebook?

Whether you’ve taken this decision considering your privacy or just for convenience, it’s easy to disconnect Instagram from Facebook or other social network accounts like Twitter, Tumblr, etc.

  1. Login your Instagram app.
  2. Go to your profile and tap Menu.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select Account.
  5. Scroll down to Sharing to other apps option.
  6. Select Facebook or other account.
  7. Go to Automatically share section.
  8. Toggle the switch for Your Instagram story and Your Instagram posts to the Off position.

While connecting your accounts is a quick and easy process disconnecting them is even simpler with Instagram.


How to unlink Facebook and Instagram?

Log in to your Instagram account. Make sure you are running the latest version of the Instagram app.

Select your profile icon (visible in the lower-right corner of the screen). Tap ‘Menu’ (seen as 3 horizontal bars).

Instagram Account Settings
Instagram Account Settings

From the list of options displayed, select ‘Settings’.

Accounts Entry Instagram
Accounts Entry Instagram

Next, choose ‘Account’ from another screen.

Sharing to Other Apps
Sharing to Other Apps

Scroll down to locate Sharing to other apps option. When found tap it to go to a new screen.

Unlink Instagram from Facebook
Unlink Instagram from Facebook

Choose the Facebook entry. If you would like to disconnect the Twitter or Tumblr account, select the desired account.

Disconnect Instagram from Facebook
Disconnect Instagram from Facebook

Next, under Story and post sharing screen, move to the Automatically Share section. There you'll find 2 options namely,

  • Your Instagram story
  • Your Instagram posts.

Disable both these options to disconnect Instagram from Facebook.

If you try again to relink your Instagram account to other social networking accounts, you may have to visit that site's settings to unlink your previous account. That's all you need to know about how to unlink an Instagram account.

Hope that makes sense!


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