Why Are My Social Media Accounts Linked?
Virtually every social media platform allows you to link your accounts together, creating a massive network where you can connect to a larger audience with minimal effort. While there are definite advantages to linking accounts for those looking to grow their social media presence, like streamlined posting and saving time, there are also disadvantages.
How To Disconnect Facebook From Instagram on an Android or iPhone
If you’re using your mobile phone to unlink your social media accounts, the steps are slightly different but equally simple.
To Disconnect Facebook From Instagram on Your Phone:
How To Disconnect Instagram From Facebook
When you’re ready to disconnect your Instagram account from your Facebook, you can do so on either side. Once you unlink your account on one platform, there’s no need to do it on the other; your posts will no longer automatically appear across apps.
To Disconnect From Facebook:
How To Limit Your Shared Content
If you don’t want to unlink your Facebook and Instagram accounts completely, you can choose to limit the content that is shared between the two platforms. This option lets you customize and choose what content is shared between the apps and what isn’t, which can be great if you’re growing your social media presence but want greater control over which content you share.
To Limit Your Shared Content:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are My Facebook and Instagram Profile Pictures Linked?
Many people don't realize that Facebook owns Instagram, which is why both platforms link to each other. Posting content on one, like your profile picture, will result in automatic uploads to the other unless manually unlinked.
What Happens If I Unlink My Instagram From Facebook?
Once your Instagram account is no longer linked to Facebook, you will have to post to each one manually.
Does Instagram Need To Be Linked To Facebook?
No, you don't have to link your Instagram account to Facebook for it to work.
While there are some advantages to linking your Instagram and Facebook accounts, for many, the safety risks and disadvantages outweigh the benefits. Disconnecting them is simple and only takes a few minutes, giving you peace of mind and greater control over each account. While it may mean a bit more work, keeping each profile separate may be the right choice for you.