4 Easy ways to fix Instagram not sharing to Facebook (2021)

Instagram post not sharing to Facebook

A few years ago, Instagram provided users with an option to easily share their Instagram posts to their Facebook account using the ‘Post to Other Apps…’ option. However, it may happen that this option doesn’t work perfectly at times. For example, users have complained about Instagram not sharing to Facebook even after being notified that the post was shared successfully.

If you are facing a similar problem, this article is for you! I have compiled 4 easy fixes to help you successfully share your Instagram posts to Facebook.

  1. Link your Facebook account with Instagram again
  2. Logout of Instagram and Facebook account
  3. Change your Facebook account password
  4. Disconnect Facebook from Instagram

One of the prerequisites of sharing your Instagram post to Facebook is to link both accounts. If not linked correctly, you won’t be able to share successfully.

Here’s how you can link your Facebook account with Instagram

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to the Profile tab.
  2. Tap the three-bar icon.
  3. Next, go to Settings.
  4. Tap Accounts.

    Open Instagram and go to Accounts to Link your Facebook
  5. Now, tap ‘Sharing to Other Apps’ → Facebook.

    Link your Facebook account with Instagram again on iPhone
  6. Enter your Facebook Credentials to continue.
  7. Select if you want to share the posts to your profile or any page handled by you and tap continue.
  8. Tap Yes, Finish Setup.

That’s it, and now your Instagram account should be connected to your Facebook account. You can try sharing your Instagram posts with your Facebook account. If it still doesn’t work, move on to the next step.

Logging out can sometimes help you fix Instagram not sharing on Facebook issues. To log out of Instagram, follow the steps mentioned below.

2. Logout of Instagram and Facebook account

  1. Open the Instagram app, and go to the Profile tab. 
  2. Tap the three-bar icon in the top-right corner → Settings.
  3. Now scroll down and tap Log Out of your account.
Log out of Instagram account on iPhone

To log out of Facebook:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap the three-bar horizontal menu icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Scroll down and tap Log Out.
Log out from FaceBook account on iPhone

Now, log in to Facebook and Instagram again, and follow the steps to link your Facebook account with Instagram.

If you’re still unable to fix the problem, I’d suggest you keep reading further for more solutions.

3. Change your Facebook account password

Changing your Facebook password to enable Instagram share might seem a bit unusual, but it could help you out in the scenario where you are running a wrong session.

Changing your password logs you out of all the active sessions and allow you to share posts from Instagram to Facebook. Follow the steps below to change the password.

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap the three-bar horizontal menu icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Scroll down, and tap Settings & Privacy → Settings.
  4. Now tap Security and loginChange Password.

    Change your Facebook account password on iPhone
  5. Enter the new password and save changes.

After changing the password, you will be logged out of all the active sessions. So, log into the Facebook app and link your Facebook account with Instagram using the new password.

4. Disconnect Facebook from Instagram

In some cases, you will need to disconnect and reconnect your Facebook account from Instagram. Like after changing the Facebook account password, Instagram sometimes doesn’t log you out from your Facebook account and will keep sharing posts. This will lead to failure in posting.

Here’s how you can do the same.

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to the Profile tab.
  2. Tap the three-bar icon in the top-right corner → Settings.
  3. Next, select Accounts Sharing to Other Apps Facebook.
  4. Tap Accounts Centre.

    Go to FaceBook account centre in Instagram app
  5. Select username or name (Accounts and profiles).
  6. Tap Facebook account → Remove From Account Centre.

    Disconnect Facebook from Instagram on iPhone
  7. Now, hit Continue → Remove.

This will disconnect Facebook from your Instagram account. Now restart your phone and link your Facebook account with Instagram, as mentioned earlier.

I hope this article will help you to fix the Instagram share to Facebook not working issue.

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2 comments
  1. Hi, I cant link my insta to my FB so I can share story and posts? I use to and it was fine and suddenly it would only work on a linked acc and then when I tried to fix I can’t link to any. I have logged out of both, reset passwords on both….followed all instructions I can google but no answers????? I get the error: Can’t Use This Account Try using another Instagram account.

  2. Hello,

    Sorry to hear that. Have you tried complaining to Instagram – Open Instagram app → go to your profile → tap the three line icon → select Settings → Help → Report a Problem → Something Isn’t Working and then share your issue with screenshot. Hopefully, the developers could help you resolve the issue.

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