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How to unlink your Facebook account from Instagram: A quick guide

Linking Facebook and Instagram accounts makes cross-platform sharing effortless. However, at times, you might want to portray two different sides to your personality or cater to different sets of audiences on either platform. To do that, you’ll have to unlink Facebook and Instagram from the Meta Accounts Centre.

Before I show you how it’s done, let me assure you that disconnecting Facebook and Instagram won’t delete the posts you have already shared. Apart from posts, your followers, preferences, likes, reels, and so on will remain independently intact on both platforms.

With basics out of the way, let’s quickly look at how to unlink your Facebook account from Instagram on your iPhone or Computer.

To unlink your Facebook and Instagram accounts, you need the login credentials to just one of the two accounts. Depending on the app you are logged in, choose one of these two methods:

  1. Launch Instagram → Tap the profile icon at the bottom right.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu to enter Settings and privacy.
  3. Select Accounts Centre → Pick Accounts.

    Accounts in Accounts Centre
  4. Tap Remove next to your Facebook account.
  5. In the subsequent window, select Remove account.
  6. Read the instructions and tap Continue.

    Continue Remove Facebook account
  7. Finish the process by tapping Yes, remove (account name).

    Yes to remove account Facebook account from Instagram

Remember, if you created your Instagram account using Facebook or were using Facebook credentials to log in, you might have to follow a few more on-screen instructions to complete the unlinking.

For instance, you’ll be asked to change your Instagram password if it matches your existing Facebook password.

  1. Launch the Facebook app.
  2. Tap the profile icon at the bottom right to enter Menu.
  3. Tap the gear icon to enter Settings & privacy.
  4. Select See more in Accounts Centre.
  5. Scroll down to the bottom and pick Accounts.

    Accounts in Account Centre on Facebook
  6. Now, tap Remove next to your Instagram account.
  7. Tap Remove accountContinueYes, remove (account name) to finish the process.

    Continue to Remove Instagram account from Facebook
  1. Visit the official Facebook website and sign in to your account.
  2. Click your profile icon → Select Settings & privacy.

    Settings & privacy tab in Facebook
  3. Pick Settings.

    Settings option in Facebook on web
  4. From the sidebar, select See more in Accounts Centre.

    See more in Accounts Centre option
  5. Then go to Accounts.
  6. Click Remove next to the account you wish to unlink.

    Unlink desired account from Facebook on Web
  7. Select Remove accountContinueYes, remove (account name) to finish the process.

    Remove account option on Facebook web

You can complete the process from the official Instagram site too. But as you know, its UI is quite dated and offers fewer features.

Still, if you have no other option, go to the Instagram websiteMoreSettingsSee more in Accounts Centre and follow steps 5-8 from above to complete the unlinking.

How to limit your Instagram-Facebook interaction

While unlinking Facebook from Instagram is easy, it will leave you at a dead-end. I mean, the two accounts will not recognize each other or be in sync.

So, instead of completely unlinking the two, I’d suggest turning off the automatic share options. This action stops the default sharing of posts on both platforms.

In fact, while posting, you can choose whether you want to share it on both platforms. To achieve this control from your iPhone:

  1. Visit the Accounts Centre on either the Instagram or Facebook app.
  2. Go to Connected Experiences.
  3. Select Sharing across profiles.

    Sharing across profiles into Connected experiences option
  4. From the Share from section, pick your Instagram or Facebook account.
  5. Toggle off the options under Automatically Share to stop sharing.

    Turn off the options under Automatically Share to stop sharing

Conclusion

Instagram generally tends to have a younger audience than Facebook. So, for a lot of youngsters, sharing the same content on both might not be fun. (I won’t tell you why 😜)

As you just saw, Meta has made it quite easy for you to unlink the two using its Accounts Centre. If you get stuck in the process or have any other questions regarding these two platforms, you can reach out to me in the comments. I’d be happy to respond.

How do I remove my Facebook profile from my Instagram bio? 

To remove your Facebook profile for your Instagram bio, go to your Instagram profileEdit profile → Links → Tap Facebook profile → Select Remove from bio and wait for a few seconds. You can follow the same process to remove any links added to your Insta bio.

What happens if I unlink my Instagram from Facebook?

If you unlink Instagram and Facebook, you won’t be able to use cross-platform sharing, log in to Instagram using Facebook, or find mutual Facebook friends on Instagram (and vice-versa).

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  • Suraj

    Suraj is an operations head on the iGB team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.

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