Want to share your Instagram photos with your blog’s Facebook followers? Connect Instagram to your Facebook page with these simple steps!
I love Instagram, which probably comes from loving to take photos. Why else take them if not to share them?
I’ll admit, Instagram isn’t all that helpful for the blogging world, especially because you can’t really link to anything on it. But I do like using it to casually stay in touch with my readers. I think it’s one of the few social platforms I actually enjoy using.
One of the many great things about Instagram is that you can connect it to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and more to have it cross-post your photos to those sites.
Unfortunately, Instagram automatically connects to your personal account on Facebook. If you want it connected to your business page, there are a few extra steps that need to be taken.
Log in to your Instagram account on your phone. Click on the “person” icon in the lower right-hand corner to view your profile.
Click on the “Settings” gear in the upper right-hand corner.
Click on “Linked Accounts” under “Settings.”
Click on your Facebook profile.
I’d have my Twitter connected if I could remember my freaking password….
Click on “Share to.”
It will show you “Timeline” and then all of the Facebook business pages you personally run. Select the one you want it to post to.
That’s it! All you do from there is back out into your profile. The settings are saved automatically.
This isn’t a particularly long or complicated post, but hopefully it helped those of you who are a bit confused by Instagram. Unlike most social media sites, you can’t really use it on a computer–you need to have a mobile device. Which is kind of a pain if you want to put your nice photos on their, from your real camera. Which is why I like to use Dropbox along with Instagram. Some of my photos are still taken with my phone. But when it comes to sharing blog content, I just log in to Dropbox, add my photos, and then I can access them from the Dropbox app on my phone. Download, upload to Instagram, and done!
Yeah, it’s a bit of work, but when you want to share really good photos, it’s pretty worth it. If you want your own (FREE) Dropbox account, you can sign up for one here. (That’s sort of an affiliate link, but not one I’m getting paid for. The only thing I will get if you sign up through that link is an extra 500 MB of space. I usually delete photos from my Dropbox account when I’m done with them, though, so no big deal. Also, the same goes for you. If you invite friends and they join, you’ll get some extra space.)
Is there anything about Instagram that you enjoy or don’t enjoy? Anything more you’d like to know about it? Let me know in the comments!
I am just learning about Instagram and how to use it. This will come in very handy! Thanks so much for the tips!
I love Instagram, but it took me a while to figure out how to use it. Not because it’s difficult, it’s just VERY different from other social media networks, you know? Hope this helps!
This is awesome, Chelsey. Thank you! I didn’t know we had this option, and this makes so much more sense than sharing to our personal FB profiles. I enjoy Instagram too, but I really hope they will eventually start allowing live links in posts…that is my one pet peeve with it! Thanks again for sharing this info. 🙂
I agree! That is the only thing I would change about it (well, that and being able to upload photos on the computer). 🙂
Visiting from A Morning Cup of Joe party – excellent tutorial and something I’ve been meaning to do for some time. Thanks for the motivation to finally get er done!
Awesome, Marie, glad it helped! 🙂
This is perfect timing! I am new to blogging and have been trying to figure some of this stuff out. Thanks so much and have a great weekend!@
Glad you liked it! 🙂
Hi Chelsey, I started blooging about two months ago, which also led me to open an Instagram account. I linked it to my Facebook page, but when I post a photo to IG, my photo on FB doesn’t include a link to IG. I’ve seen some people have a link to IG. It’s the word Instagram next to the post time. Do you have any idea, how to add the link to IG, when your photo is automatically sent to FB?
Hi Anja! I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to your question. I’m surprised it doesn’t happen automatically. I know it does with Tumblr, but I never noticed that it didn’t with Facebook. Sorry. 🙁 I hope you get it figured out!
Also, your blog is so cute! I’m following your Facebook. 🙂
I think I found out what the problem was. It seems that the FB only links to IG directly, if you connect your IG directly to your personal timeline. If you connect it with your page, there’s no link.
Thanks for following me on FB 🙂 Appreciate it and I’m following back. I wanna see more of your posts.
Oh! That makes sense. Thanks for letting me know! 🙂 And thanks for the follow! 😀