Facebook and Instagram are more in sync than ever. One of the benefits of this integration is that you can share your Instagram stories and posts to Facebook to easily increase the reach of your content. Here’s how to do it.
For this to work, you’ll need to link your Facebook and Instagram accounts first.
Open the Instagram app on your Android smartphone or iPhone, then tap on your profile picture in the bottom right corner.
Select the three-line menu icon in the upper right corner of the tab to reveal a side menu and head to “Settings”.
At the bottom, tap the blue link for “Account Center.”
Visit the “Accounts and Profiles” section.
Here, tap on “Add Accounts” and log in to your Facebook profile.
Once you’ve authenticated, the Instagram app will ask if you want to enable “connected experiences.”
This will allow you to cross-post content and access other Facebook features, such as Messenger’s instant messaging features, through Instagram. When you do this, you also allow Facebook to aggregate your data from both platforms to personalize ads and suggest new profiles to follow.
Tap the “Continue” button, then “Finish Setup” to continue.
Go back to “Account Center” and select “Your Story and Posts.”
In the “Auto Sharing” section, turn on “Your Instagram Story” to post each of your future Instagram Stories to Facebook. The “Your Instagram Posts” option allows you to do the same with your grid posts.
In addition to a profile, you can even automatically forward your Instagram stories and posts to a Facebook Page’s timeline from the “Share to” menu.
In addition to this, you can now also message a Facebook friend from Instagram and vice versa. However, if you want to opt out, you have the option to block Facebook users from pinging you on Instagram.