How to Unlink Facebook From Instagram

Share with friends on each network as you like

When your Instagram and Facebook accounts are linked, it's easy to cross-post, find Facebook friends to connect with on Instagram, post Instagram stories as Facebook stories, and more. If you have privacy concerns or want to pare down your social media activity, unlink Instagram from Facebook using the Instagram app.

Unlinking your Instagram and Facebook accounts can be done only from the Instagram app for iOS or Android. There's no functionality for this on the Facebook mobile app, the Facebook desktop app, or Instagram on the desktop.

Smartphone with Instagram and Facebook accounts together
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How to Unlink Facebook From Instagram

Facebook and Instagram have been closely integrated since Facebook purchased the photo-sharing site in 2012. Unlinking Facebook from your Instagram account keeps your social profiles separate. For example, Facebook friends won't pop up as follow suggestions on your Instagram feed, and you won't be able to post to both sites automatically.

Here's how to disconnect Facebook from your Instagram account:

The process is the same for Instagram on an iOS or Android device. These instructions include iOS screenshots.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android smart device and tap your profile icon in the lower-right corner.

  2. Tap the Menu icon (three lines on iOS and three dots on Android) in the upper-right corner.

  3. Tap Settings.

    Instagram profile, account, and settings menus on iOS app
  4. Tap Account.

  5. Tap Linked Accounts.

  6. Tap Facebook.

    Instagram Account, Linked Account, and Facebook menus on iOS
  7. Tap Unlink Account.

  8. When the confirmation message appears, tap Yes, Unlink.

  9. Your Facebook account is unlinked from your Instagram account.

    Unlinking Account action in Instagram

    If you have a business Instagram page, convert it to a personal page before unlinking Facebook.

Limit Your Instagram-Facebook Interaction

If you want to keep some Instagram-Facebook connection, there are customization options. For example, you can stop sharing your posts automatically to Facebook, but have Facebook friends appear as follower suggestions. You'll also remain visible to Facebook friends on Instagram.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android smart device and tap your profile icon in the lower-right corner.

  2. Tap the Menu icon (three lines) in the upper-right corner.

  3. Tap Settings.

    Instagram profile, account, and settings menus on iOS app
  4. Tap Account.

  5. Tap Linked Accounts.

  6. Tap Facebook.

    Instagram Account, Linked Account, and Facebook menus on iOS
  7. Turn off Share Your Story to Facebook if you don't want your Instagram story to appear on Facebook.

  8. Turn off Share Your Posts to Facebook if you don't want to share photo and video posts to Facebook automatically.

    Toggle off Facebook sharing options on Instagram