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Instagram Share to Facebook Stopped Working – How To Fix

Posted by Jamie on December 7, 2019

Ever since Facebook bought Instagram, the company has been tying the two together so they can support each other in many ways. One of the more useful ways that Facebook and Instagram complement each other is by giving users the capability to share Instagram images directly onto Facebook.

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Well, you can share Instagram images directly to Facebook in theory. In reality, the option is still a little bit buggy at times but getting better.

If you’re having problems with sharing images from Instagram directly on Facebook, here are some things you can try which can fix the problem.

You have been able to link your Facebook and Instagram accounts for ages long before Facebook bought Instagram.

However, the system behind the scenes seems to have changed with the acquisition, and the feature that used to work reliably now seems a little temperamental. Still, the integrations do seem to be improving over time.

The problem can take two forms. The first tells you the image was shared successfully but never appears on Facebook, and the other is you share something from Instagram, and it just doesn’t seem to do anything at all.

For your personal account, you’ll make the connection between Instagram and Facebook from Instagram.

If you also have a business Facebook Page, then you’ll need to make sure that Instagram has permission to post to your Facebook Page.

Instagram shares not showing up on Facebook

What should happen when you share from Instagram is you see a confirmation telling you “Your post was shared successfully” and it appears on your Facebook page.

As I mentioned above, sometimes you see that message, but nothing appears on Facebook, and sometimes nothing happens at all, and you don’t see the message.

Either way, here are some ways to fix it.

 

Log out and then back in again

The simplest and therefore, the first thing to do is out and then back into both Instagram and Facebook.

This simple solution can solve all kinds of problems with the apps individually, but it can also resolve issues with the integration between the two services.

Log out of both services, then log back in and then test to see if you can now successfully share images from Instagram directly to Facebook.

Check the link between Facebook and Instagram

The ability to share depends on the link between your Instagram account, and your Facebook account is intact.

A lot of users have found that checking the link and sometimes resetting it is enough to get Instagram shares to Facebook working again. Here’s how to check the link between Facebook and Instagram from your Instagram account:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your device.
  2. From your profile, tap Settings
  3. Tap Account
  4. Then tap Linked Accounts
  5. Select Facebook from the list, and you should be taken to the Facebook app on your device.

You may alternatively be asked to log into Facebook and check the link from Facebook by following these instructions:

When you first see Facebook in the Linked Accounts list, it should be blue with the Facebook logo beside it, along with your name associated with your Facebook account

If you tap on Facebook, you should be able to log in to Facebook from Instagram by tapping “Login.”

If that doesn’t work, let us reset the link to make sure Facebook’s properly authenticated and linked to your Instagram account. Starting from Linked Accounts that you got to following the steps above:

  1. Tap Unlink Account
  2. Then tap Facebook again
  3. a dialogue box will ask “Do you want to continue as “Your name?” with “Your Name” being your name associated with your Facebook account
  4. Assuming Instagram linking to the correct Facebook account, tap Continue
  5. A dialogue box will appear, asking, “Turn on Facebook Sharing?”
  6. Tap Start Sharing to Facebook

This will link or re-link your Facebook account with your Instagram account and enable you to share Instagram images to Facebook.

This should fix the issue. There’s nothing to do within Facebook with a personal Facebook account. However, if you have a Facebook Page for your business, then the process is a bit different.

Connect my Instagram account and Facebook Page

If you’ve linked your Instagram account to your Facebook account but find you can’t post to your business Facebook Page, you need to make sure you’ve given Instagram permission to post to your Page. Give Instagram permission to post to your Page by following these instructions on your laptop or desktop computer using a web browser:

  1. Click Settings at the top of your Facebook Page,
  2. Then, click Instagram on the left-hand side of Settings.
  3. Next, click Connect Account.
  4. Finally, type in your username and password, then click Log In.

Clear the app cache or re-install Facebook

If you’re still having trouble posting from Instagram to Facebook from your mobile device, the final thing to try is clearing the app cache on your device. Clearing the app cache can solve problems that have nothing to do with Facebook or Instagram. In the case of iOS, you’ll reinstall the app rather than just clear the cache.

On Android follow these instructions for Facebook and Instagram separately

  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Facebook or Instagram
  4. Tap Storage
  5. Finally, tap Clear Cache

On iOS (not reinstalling apps clears app cache for the app in question):

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Select iPhone Storage or iPage Storage depending on what iOS device you’re using.
  4. Tap Facebook
  5. Tap Delete App
  6. Reinstall the Facebook app from the App Store.
  7. Repeat this same process for Instagram to get a clean install of both without the data.

Clearing the cache is the final fix I know of when Instagram Share to Facebook stops working.

Do you know of any other methods to fix this kind of issue? If so, please tell us about it below!

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17 thoughts on “Instagram Share to Facebook Stopped Working – How To Fix”

Alina Belousova says:
The last advice for clearing cache for my business account worked! Thank you so much!
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Ammm says:
Sorry this was not helpful. The problem I am having is that “I can not connect my IG account to my FB account. I mean I literally can not do this. When I go to “Accounts” then “Linked Accounts” and then Facebook I get a pop that says “Connect to Facebook” I then click “connect” and then there in lies the problem…Nothing Happens. I just get a spinning wheel that just spins and spins spins and spins and spins…no connection. When I click ANY other app Twitter, Tumbler, Ameba etc it takes me to the next screen. Facebook? Nada. Always a problem. Anytime I can do something it always FB.
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Chris says:
I have the same problem
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Jackson says:
I’m having the same issue! So frustrating! Have you found a way to fix it?
Susan Ross says:
Is anyone else having issues sharing @Instagram posts with multiple photos to
@Facebook? I’m finding out that I can share one picture posts from IG to Facebook, but my posts with multiple photos are not showing up on FB. Not sure why, but this has been happening for several weeks. I reported this to Facebook Help but as usual, i have not received a response. #FacebookHelp #FacebookSupport #InstagramHelp #InstagramSupport
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SARAH-JANE R. MONRO says:
Hi Susan – I have exactly the same problem – where it used to post all the photos it now only does the one – REALLY frustrating and like you I have reported it but nothing – have you found a solution yet please as I have gone back to loading everything on instagram then seperately on Facebook afterwards ….thanks
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Aeiphryl says:
same issue. stories post but not pics. so frustrating.
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Jo says:
SOLUTION. You have to connect your business page in instagram settings. Instagram has different types of accounts (personal, business etc).
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Joshua Rottschafer says:
Even though my account on IG says I am linked to FB, the “share story to facebook automatically” button keeps resetting….I tried loggin out of IG and loggin back in thru FB and it still doesnt work…This is driving me CRAZY!!
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Eema Alvi says:
same thing is happening with my facebook. i have unlinked and linked and unlinked a million times done everything but it just wont link my instagram to my facebook and the same thing has happened with my business account on facebook and on instagram
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Linda Paice says:
Everyone, I found a solution!!! I’d tried all the things you guys had as well, also to no avail. Such a waste of time and SO frustrating!! But your comments gave me comfort lol, so I had to come back here and share what I just discovered. On a desktop, log out of your Instagram. Then choose “Log In with Facebook”. Then fill in your Facebook login info, and make sure you also select the box asking if you want to link your Facebook and Instagram. When I did that, suddenly it worked, and I could share from Instagram to Facebook! Hope it works for you too!! Good luck!
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mary says:
it didnt show the box asking linking facebook and instagram.. it did’nt show me that option …
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Chris says:
The issue seems to be common, but the solutions are not solutions at all. Neither Facebook nor TechJunkie is very helpful in this situation. Frustrating.
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Linda Paice says:
TOTALLY understand! See the solution I posted as a separate comment!
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Elizabeth says:
I’ve been having this issue since May. I unlink and link and still the post won’t share to Facebook. I’ve deleted the apps, done soft resets, (actually got a new phone in the meantime soo completely new), and changed passwords. My notification page just gets filled with “Your post wasn’t shared to Facebook…” One of the more frustrating oddities is that Insta stories will share to my Facebook story ‍♀️ I just don’t get it. Any thoughts/suggestions???
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Linda Paice says:
Hi Elizabeth, Not sure if we were having exactly the same issue, but you could try the solution I posted here in a separate comment, as that worked for me after nothing else did! Good luck!
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Elizabeth says:
I tried from the browser on my iPad and it didn’t work. But, when I switched to my laptop, I wasn’t prompted to select share to Facebook. So, now I’m wondering if it’s still that my account is set up/screwed up in some way that I can’t actually fix on my end :/ Of course I always seem to try and tackle this late at night smh. I’ll try again and keep you posted! Thanks for following up – you’re the only one that has!!
Nick says:
My problem is that even though I have linked my Facebook and IG, IG is not showing up in my APPS list, making it impossible to change the privacy to Public. So when I post a photo to Instagram, it shows up on Facebook for only me to see. I am having to manually change the privacy for each post. I hAve linked and unlinked, deleted and reinstalled. Nothing is working!
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Linda Paice says:
Hi Nick, Did you ever post a photo directly to Facebook with an “Only Me” privacy setting? I notice whatever setting I last used on a desktop is what FB automatically uses next time I post from a phone. So perhaps a similar thing is happening in your situation. I would try unlinking FB & IG, then posting a photo to FB from a desktop on whatever setting you want to be the default setting, then re-linking and seeing if that solves it. Not sure if it will, but may be worth a try! Good luck!
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David says:
Please can someone help me.

I have an Instagram account linked to a Facebook page and pretty much everything works except the messenger which says the Instagram account is linked to another page – is there something I am missing or need to be doing or is there a check I can undertake?

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Matevz says:
SOLUTION. You have to connect your business page in instagram settings. Instagram has different types of accounts (personal, business etc).
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Jon Osborne says:
Same issue. Where my Facebook used to be, it says “unmanaged page”.
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Linda Paice says:
I had a similar situation. See the solution I posted as a separate comment – hopefully it works for you too!
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Guillermo Serra says:
I have them connected and the option to share them is just not there. Nor in settings, nor anywhere else.
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Dávid Stefanovszki says:
Same here! It looks like everybody have this problem right now . It is going to be a glitch or something ..
It’s been three weeks for me also ..
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Guillermo Serra says:
The good old Facebook Quality ™
Delphine Rule says:
I’ve been trying for 3 weeks to get them connected.. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled… I’ve changed the passwords…. I don’t get a blue facebook button… I just has a bubble to pops up saying to connect I say connect and it just turns and turns and then gives up… I”ve updated the apps. I also get a Claim your Facebook Page notice. When I look on the app on the Laptop I am connect but can’t share the posts and on my phone it work work point blank. Iv’e just spent two hours again this morning trying to get it to work…. GRRRRRRR
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Erica Chiovarou says:
I am having this exact same issue. My IG had been connected to FB just fine…this week, it stopped posting to FB. I “unlinked” it to start over and now am getting the turn turn turn give up reaction too. GRRRRRR is right!
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zainab says:
did you manage to fix the problem? because i have the same issue
Jhoana Garcia says:
Mine connect to share post but the blue on sprite doesn’t not stay on! 🙁 what can i do??
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Dominique Wilson says:
It didn’t work, can you guys help?
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