How to Share Facebook Post to Instagram

Posting the same content on Facebook and Instagram separately can be a hassle. Luckily, you can now share Facebook posts directly to Instagram, saving you a lot of time and effort.

Getting Your Accounts Ready for Cross-Posting

First things first, you need to link your Facebook and Instagram accounts. This not only makes sharing posts easier but also helps your followers find you on both platforms.

Linking Your Facebook and Instagram Accounts

Here’s how you can do it:

  • Open Facebook on your phone.
  • Tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner.
  • Hit the gear icon at the top.
  • Scroll to Accounts Centre and select it.
  • Tap ‘Logging in with accounts’ and then ‘Add accounts’.
  • Choose Instagram or Facebook and follow the steps to finish linking.

You can also link your accounts using the Instagram app: go to Settings > Accounts Centre and follow similar steps.

Automatic Sharing from Facebook to Instagram

Once your accounts are linked, you can set up automatic sharing:

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap your profile picture.
  2. Select the gear icon and go to Accounts Centre.
  3. Choose Sharing across profiles.
  4. Select your Facebook account and turn on the options for stories, posts, and reels as you like.

Now, your chosen content will automatically be shared on Instagram. Check your Instagram app to make sure everything looks good.

Manually Sharing Facebook Posts to Instagram

If you prefer to pick and choose what gets shared, here’s how:

Sharing Facebook Posts Manually

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap ‘What’s on your mind’.
  2. Select the Instagram icon from the drop-down menu and turn it on.

Sharing Facebook Stories Manually

  1. Tap ‘+ Create story’ in the Facebook app.
  2. Hit the gear icon and turn on ‘Always share to Instagram’.

Sharing Facebook Reels Manually

  1. On the Share Now page, tap ‘Share to Instagram’.
  2. Turn on the option next to your Instagram account.

Using Meta Business Suite for Cross-Posting

If you manage a Facebook Page, Meta Business Suite can help you post to both Facebook and Instagram at the same time:

  1. Log in to Meta Business Suite with your Facebook or Instagram account.
  2. Choose the Facebook Page you want to use for crossposting.
  3. Create your post and make sure both Facebook and Instagram are selected.
  4. Click Publish, Schedule, or Save as draft as needed.

You can also download the Meta Business Suite app to make scheduling and posting easier on your phone.

FAQ about Sharing Facebook Posts to Instagram

Can I share old posts from Facebook to Instagram?No, you’ll need to repost it or upload it separately on Instagram.
Are there free apps for crossposting?Yes, apps like Hootsuite and Buffer offer free plans for crossposting.
Is linking Facebook to Instagram necessary?No, but it allows crossposting and other benefits.
How do I unlink Facebook and Instagram?Go to Accounts Centre on Facebook and remove the linked account, or go to Settings on Instagram and unlink there.

Wrap-Up: Sharing Posts Across Platforms

Crossposting between Facebook and Instagram makes life easier, but it has some quirks. Always make sure your content suits both platforms and double-check your posts on Instagram after sharing from Facebook. With a bit of setup, you can make your social media routine much smoother.

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