Social Media Instagram How to Unlink Facebook From Instagram Share with friends on each network as you like by James David Frew WRITER Former Lifewire writer James Frew has been a technology journalist since 2016. His work can be found on both MakeUseOf's website and YouTube account. our editorial process Twitter James David Frew Updated on September 23, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Sep 09, 2020 Jon Fisher Instagram The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Tweet Share Email 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. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images 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. Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android smart device and tap your profile icon in the lower-right corner. Tap the Menu icon (three lines on iOS and three dots on Android) in the upper-right corner. Tap Settings. Tap Account. Tap Linked Accounts. Tap Facebook. Tap Unlink Account. When the confirmation message appears, tap Yes, Unlink. Your Facebook account is unlinked from your Instagram account. 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. Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android smart device and tap your profile icon in the lower-right corner. Tap the Menu icon (three lines) in the upper-right corner. Tap Settings. Tap Account. Tap Linked Accounts. Tap Facebook. Turn off Share Your Story to Facebook if you don't want your Instagram story to appear on Facebook. Turn off Share Your Posts to Facebook if you don't want to share photo and video posts to Facebook automatically.