How To Login to Instagram Through Facebook

Posted by Jessie Richardson on June 24, 2019

Ever since Facebook bought Instagram, the two networks have been slowly getting closer and offering more integration. If you’re a social media marketer, small business owner or just like sharing content across networks, linking Instagram and Facebook is a no-brainer. You can share content across both and make the most of the power of visual content. You can even log into Instagram through Facebook to save valuable seconds.

Usually I’m all about keeping networks separate and not sharing too much data between them. When it comes to marketing, that changes. It’s all about efficiency and about getting the widest reach with the least effort. Linking Instagram with Facebook helps achieve that. You can share across both platforms with a single click so it makes sense to do it.

Link Instagram to Facebook

If you have a Facebook page and an Instagram account, linking the two is easy. Then you can share content seamlessly between the two networks without losing formatting or impact.

  1. Open Instagram on your phone.
  2. Log in, select your profile and then select the Settings menu.
  3. Select Privacy and Linked Accounts.
  4. Select Facebook and log in with your Facebook account details.
  5. Give the app permissions when requested.
  6. Select where to share on Facebook.
  7. Go back to Linked Accounts and select Facebook.
  8. Make sure the ‘Share with Facebook’ option for Stories and Posts is enabled.

That’s it. In Step 5, Facebook will ask you who will see your posts, Friends, Everyone or Nobody. If you’re planning to use the accounts for marketing, you should select Everyone. If you’re just experimenting, keep it to Friends. You can always change these permissions later.

In Step 6, you may be asked where to share to. For example, Timeline, business page or elsewhere. If you’re marketing, select business page.

If you find this isn’t working out for you, all you need to do is go back to the Linked Accounts menu in Instagram. Select Facebook and select Unlink Account.

Log into Instagram through Facebook

You can log into one network through the other just the same as you can use login with Facebook on many other apps or websites. Just open Instagram on your phone and select Log In With Facebook. If you’re already logged into Facebook, you will automatically log in. If you’re not, add your Facebook login when prompted and select the blue Log In button.

If you’re setting up a new Instagram account, you can do the same thing. Install Instagram and select Log In With Facebook as above. It will then create an account and link it to your Facebook. The only problem with this is that it will give you a random username and password unless you edit it.

To edit your default Instagram login details, do this:

  1. Log into Instagram using the Facebook login.
  2. Select the Settings menu and select Edit Profile.
  3. Select your username and change it to something more personal.
  4. Check the Email Address to ensure it is correct. Tap it to edit.
  5. Go back to the settings menu and select Accounts.
  6. Select Reset Password from the list.

You should see a notification that says something like ‘We sent an email to ADDRESS with a link to reset your password’. That email address will be the one you have in your account. This is why I say to check the email in Step 4 as we will need to access it to get the password reset link. Check your email, follow the link and set a unique password. Now your Instagram account is all yours.

You can make these changes on the web if you prefer. Use this link to edit your Instagram profile and this link to request a password reset. The principle is the same, as is the end result.

You can still log into Instagram through Facebook but you have now set up your account to be accessible independently too. You can now change your profile image, add a bio and modify your Instagram account as you like and it will not affect that login.

Sharing is caring

Linking Instagram to Facebook saves time and makes social media marketing more efficient but you need to use it with care. Make sure to keep your personal and business accounts separate and only post relevant content. While there is a lot of crossover between the Instagram audience and the Facebook audience, there are also times when there isn’t. Knowing when you can cross post and when it works is a key skill of a marketer.

Overall, linking the two is a good thing and will not only save you time, it will also boost your marketing efforts!

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