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Instagram not sharing to Facebook on iPhone? 5 Ways to fix it!

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 5 easy fixes to help you successfully share your Instagram posts to Facebook.

How to fix Instagram not sharing to Facebook on iPhone

Want to make Instagram share your posts to Facebook? You don’t need to look beyond these fixes!

1. Ensure that your Instagram and Facebook accounts are linked

One of the prerequisites for sharing your Instagram post on Facebook is to have both accounts linked together. Therefore, you must ensure that both accounts are properly connected before you share anything.

  1. Launch Instagram on your iPhone → Tap your profile icon at the bottom right.
  2. Select the hamburger menu from the top right.
  3. Select Accounts Centre → Tap on Sharing across profiles under Connected experiences.

    Select profile, hamburger menu, Select Accounts Centre, Tap on Sharing across profiles
  4. Check if your Facebook account is listed on the page. If it’s not, move on to the next step.
  5. Tap Add accounts and select Add Facebook account.
  6. Enter your Facebook account credentials and tap Continue.
    You won’t need to enter anything if you have Facebook installed.

    Connect Your Facebook account with Instagram

2. Change Instagram sharing preferences in the Meta Accounts Centre

Once you link your Instagram account with Facebook, you must select what content you want to share to your Facebook account or a page connected to your Facebook account.

If you haven’t done this, follow the steps below to change the Instagram sharing preferences in the Meta Accounts Centre.

  1. In Instagram, tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  2. Select the hamburger menu.
  3. Navigate to Accounts CentreSharing across profiles.
  4. Tap and select your Instagram username.
  5. Under Share to, select your main Facebook profile instead of the pages connected to it.
  6. Under the Automatically share label, toggle on Your Instagram story, Your Instagram posts, and Your Instagram reels.

    Toggle on Automatically Share

Often, glitches or bugs within Facebook and Instagram can prevent cross-posting from working as expected. If you want to phase out the possibility, you must relink your Facebook account to your Instagram account, as detailed in the steps listed below.

  1. In Instagram, tap your profile picture → Select the hamburger menu
  2. Navigate to Accounts CentreAccounts.
  3. Tap the Remove button next to your Facebook profile.
  4. On the confirmation page, tap Remove account.
  5. Then, tap Continue → Choose Remove <Your Facebook Name>.

    Remove your Facebook Account from Instagram
  6. Now, follow the steps listed in the first solution to link your Facebook account to Instagram.

4. Re-login to your Instagram and Facebook account

If the previous methods didn’t help fix your issue, you can try logging out and logging into your Instagram and Facebook accounts to see if that does the trick for you. Here are the steps on how you can do this:

  1. Launch Instagram and tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  2. Select the hamburger menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap Log out.

    Tap on Profile picture, hamburger menu, select Log out
  4. Now, launch Facebook and tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  5. Scroll down and tap Log out.
    You might see a prompt to save login info. Tap Not Now if you remember your credentials.
  6. Select Log Out to confirm your choice.

    Log out from FaceBook Account
  7. Enter your credentials and tap Log in to access your Facebook and Instagram accounts.

5. Change your Facebook Account’s Password

If you haven’t changed your Facebook account password in a while, it would be a good idea to do it now.

Apart from improving your account’s security, doing this will let you log out from all Facebook sessions running on other devices so you can clear out any glitches that may prevent you from sharing your Instagram post across Facebook.

  1. Open Facebook and tap your profile picture at the bottom right.
  2. Tap the Settings icon (gear icon) at the top right corner → See more in Accounts Centre.

    Go to Account Center from FaceBook
  3. Now tap Password and securityChange password.
  4. Select your Facebook profile, and type in your current and the new password. Then, tap Change password.

    Set New Password for FaceBook

Wrapping up…

I hope this article will help you to fix the Instagram share to Facebook not working issue. If you have any further questions, drop them in the comments below. I’ll be happy to respond.

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  • Abhinav

    I have been a tech enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I enjoy explaining tech to the internet and doing this since I was old enough to understand mathematics. At iGeeksBlog, I will be guiding the internet in solving some common issues with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. When not writing, you can find me preparing for my debut standup show or roaming around with my camera in the whole city.

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