How To Unlink Facebook And Instagram: Fast & Easy Way

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Facebook and Instagram are some of the most popular social media platforms on the Internet, and many users decide to connect their profiles so they can easily share posts on both.

At some point, you will probably wish to learn how to unlink Facebook and Instagram and stop sharing your posts everywhere. That is why I made this guide to help you do it quickly and without much effort.

So, let’s see what you need to do to unlink accounts from those two social networks.

how to unlink Facebook and Instagram

How Do I Unlink My Instagram Account From Facebook?

Step-By-Step Guide

If you want to unlink your social media accounts through the Instagram app, these are the steps you need to take:

  1. Open your Instagram account
  2. Click on the menu in the top right corner
  3. Choose Settings
Instagram settings

  1. Click Account
accounts centre

  1. Choose Sharing To Other Apps
Instagram account center

  1. Choose the social network you want to unlink from – Facebook, in this case
Instagram to Facebook

  1. Choose Unlink account
unlink account

  1. Click Yes, I am sure
remove account

  1. Go back to your profile

As you can see, unlinking social media profiles through the Instagram app is quite simple and only requires you to make a few clicks and confirm the action.

After you complete this, your Instagram posts or stories will no longer be shared on your Facebook page or profile, and you will not be able to connect these accounts again, so think twice before you make the decision.

How To Unlink My Facebook Account From Instagram?

If you want to unlink your Facebook profile from Instagram, you will be able to do it directly through the Facebook app by following these steps:

  1. Open the main menu on Facebook
facebook menu

  1. Choose Settings on Android or Settings & Privacy on iOS
  2. Tap Accounts center
meta accounts center

  1. Click on Accounts
meta accounts

  1. Choose the account you want to remove – your Instagram account in this case
remove account meta

  1. Click Remove
remove Instagram

  1. Wait for the confirmation message
  2. Click Continue
confirm removal

Instagram account is removed from Facebook

  1. You would get a notification to change the password if you used the same one on both profiles.
  2. You’re done!

Unlinking through Facebook is very quick, and you no longer need to worry about your Facebook posts or stories appearing on your Insta account.

How To Unlink Facebook And Instagram Messages

If you have linked your accounts on Facebook or Instagram, you probably chose to link your messages on these platforms too.

In case that gets overwhelming and you want to unlink these messaging features for good, this is how you can do it.

  1. Open your Instagram app
  2. Open Settings
  3. Choose the Facebook accounts center
  4. Click on the Accounts center button
  5. Choose the account you want to unlink from Instagram
  6. Click Remove from Account center
  7. Click Continue
  8. Confirm that you want to remove the account

After you have completed this process, you will not be receiving Facebook messenger notifications and messages on your Instagram app.

What Happens If I Unlink My Facebook From Instagram?

When you unlink your Instagram and Facebook, nothing bad happens, and none of your posts will get deleted on either of these platforms.

Once you unlink your profiles in the accounts center, you will no longer be able to share your posts and stories to the other platform with a few clicks.

Also, your Facebook friends will no longer be able to find you in their recommendations on Instagram the moment they link their accounts.

Your Instagram and Messenger chat will also be separated, and because you don’t have linked accounts anymore, you will not be able to answer Instagram DMs through Messenger and vice versa.

Overall, you will not miss out on anything if you decide to unlink your Instagram and Facebook profiles.

However, if you have business profiles, keeping them connected would probably be a lot more efficient because you will be able to share new posts instantly, which can save you a lot of time.

Limiting The Interaction Between Instagram And Facebook

If you are unlinking your accounts just because you want to limit interactions between these two social media, then you should know there is a much easier way to do it.

This is how you can limit interactions on these platforms through Instagram:

  1. Open Settings
Instagram account settings

  1. Click Account
Instagram account app

  1. Open Account center
sharing to other apps

  1. Tap Sharing across profiles
  2. Choose the profile
profile settings

  1. Turn off the Automatically share slider
automatically share slider

The process is the same on your Facebook profile, so you can do it through both apps.

Why Can’t I Unlink My Facebook From Instagram Account?

Not being able to unlink your accounts does happen from time to time, but these are some of the most frequent reasons for it.

You didn’t update Instagram and Facebook

If you are always seeing Instagram couldn’t load posts, your feed is bugging, and you have a hard time navigating these two apps, then you probably didn’t update them for quite some time.

You will not be able to use plenty of features and options if you don’t update your apps regularly, so make sure you have the newest version installed before you open the Accounts center and try to unlink profiles.

Update Instagram and Facebook regularly to keep the platforms working!

You have too much cache

When your profiles on these two platforms are connected, they will store all information two times, so all the posts and settings may lead to too much cache in the app memory.

Delete your cache regularly; otherwise, you may have problems sharing Instagram posts to Facebook and vice versa, or you may not be able to use all the features like the unlink one.


Unlinking Instagram and Facebook accounts is pretty simple; just make sure that is the right move for your profile or page because you won’t be able to reconnect them again.

The process can be done through both apps, and everything goes quickly, so you don’t have to worry about anything!


How to link Instagram to Facebook?

Linking Instagram to Facebook requires you to allow your Instagram profile to start sharing posts directly to Facebook in the Accounts center, which can be completed within a minute.

How to link Instagram to TikTok?

Most people are thinking, “is Instagram dying?” and how they can improve their reach by connecting it to their TikTok account and the process is very simple.

All you have to do is choose Instagram in your bio section, click Add to your profile, and login into your account!

How do I know which account is linked to my Instagram?

When you open your Accounts center on Instagram, you will see the name and the profile picture of the account that is connected, along with all the other options.

How to change name on Instagram without Facebook?

Changing your name on Instagram without affecting your Facebook account is very simple – click Edit profile on your homepage, change the information, and submit it.

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