How To Unsync Facebook and Instagram

In 2012, Instagram was purchased by Facebook’s parent company, Meta. Since then, it has been possible to link the two. By linking your accounts, you may publish to both at once and enjoy a more streamlined social media experience.

The benefits of linking your Instagram and Facebook accounts are sometimes outweighed by the greater visibility into your private information and web browsing habits. Another reason someone might wish to disconnect their Facebook and Instagram accounts is to reduce the risk of having both accounts hacked at once.

When you get a new Instagram message, you’ll get a notification from both Facebook and Instagram. There is no need to connect the two unless you specifically desire to do so. Here’s what to do if the setup wizard talked you into syncing both accounts by mistake.

How To Unsync Facebook and Instagram


Separating Your Social Media Accounts

When you launch Instagram on your mobile device, you can:

To view your profile, select the picture of yourself that appears in the lower-right corner of the screen.

  1. Select the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the profile’s upper right corner.
  2. Select the Preferences menu.
  3. Tap the blue “Accounts Centre” text that appears directly under the Meta logo.
  4. In the Account Settings menu, select “Accounts” now.
  5. A list of profiles will appear, each with a sizable “Remove” button next to it.
  6. To disconnect your Facebook from Instagram, click the Remove button next to the profile you want to delink.
  7. If you are prompted to confirm, click the “Continue” button.

Finally, the end! You can unlink your accounts by following the on-screen directions and completing any remaining steps. You can stop having your Instagram posts appear on Facebook when you break the connection between the two services.

Accessing Facebook Through Mobile Device

Here’s how you disconnect your Instagram account from Facebook instead of the app. Both of these approaches accomplish the same goal, they just go about it in different orders of operations. Launch the Facebook app on your mobile device, and:

  1. Tap the profile picture in the upper right corner to access the menu.
  2. Look for a gear icon and click it.
  3. You’ll find Accounts Centre behind the Meta logo, which you’ll find if you scroll all the way down.
  4. To access your accounts, tap the button.

From here, proceed just as described for Instagram. If you want to unlink your Instagram and Facebook accounts, just follow those steps.

Instead of Completely Disconnecting From Facebook and Instagram, Try Limiting the Amount of Stuff You Share.

Between full integration and complete separation, Facebook gives you a third option. The characteristics of the two apps that will exchange data can be configured manually. In this way, you might get the best of both worlds! Follow these steps to modify your preferences:

  1. Follow the instructions provided in the Instagram audio guide to access the Accounts Centre.
  2. Locate “Sharing across profiles” in the “Manage connected experiences” menu.
  3. Choose the connected account whose preferences you’d like to modify. To pick your linked Facebook profile as an example.
  4. Choose whether or not you want your Instagram posts and stories to be automatically shared on Facebook by clicking “Automatically share” now.
  5. Return to the Accounts Centre and this time pick “Logging in with accounts”
  6. Each of the two options here—”Simple” and “Advanced”—offers something useful.

Using the Straightforward approach, every linked account can use any other linked account as a login. For instance, my Facebook account serves as my Instagram login, and vice versa.

You can fine-tune your experience to your liking by using the Advanced ways to restrict access to specific accounts. Each linked account can have its own login settings managed independently by tapping the account in question and enabling the “Login with” option. Whoa, that was a lot to take in.

Facebook Instagram Unsharing: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you no longer want any of your old Instagram posts to show up on your Facebook profile, you have two options. The first thing to do is remove your Instagram images from Facebook. If you have a lot of pictures, this could take some time.

If not, you can remove them from the History tab. Facebook displays all of the actions taken on your timeline, such as likes, shares, comments, tags, and posts, by both you and other people. If you want to remove an Instagram post from Facebook, open the app and follow the instructions in the Activity Log.

  1. To access your profile, tap your profile image and then tap the ellipsis button.
  2. Access the log by going to “Activity Log” in the menu.
  3. To make changes to your postings, click “Manage Your Posts” under “Your Posts.”
  4. Select Categories from the Filters drop-down menu to narrow your search.

Categories allow you to narrow your search. Tap on a post to choose it from a third-party app. Your data will be visible if you transfer it from one app to another.

Choose Trash from Instagram’s contextual menu if you want to delete all of your media at once. Facebook’s auto-delete function transfers posts older than 30 days to the trash bin and deletes them after 30 days.