How to automatically post Instagram photos directly to a Facebook page

How to automatically post Instagram photos directly to a Facebook page

Instagram is not only a fun app for personal use, it's also a great marketing tool for all kinds of businesses and professionals to showcase their products and works of art. If you use both Facebook and Instagram for your business, you can actually tie them together so your images automatically filter to your business page or fan page instead of your personal profile.

Here's how:

  1. Launch the Instagram app from the Home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Profile icon in the bottom navigation. It's the one to the far right.
  3. Now tap on the Settings icon in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Under Preferences tap on Share Settings.
  5. Now tap on Facebook.
  6. Under Facebook options, tap on Share to which is defaulted to your personal timeline.
  7. Instagram should now route you to Facebook where you'll get a message asking if you give Instagram permission to manage your pages. Tap Ok.
  8. You'll now be routed back to Instagram where a complete list of all the pages you manage will now be present. Just tap on the one you'd like your Instagram photos to automatically filter to.

That's all there is to it. If you ever want to change the way Instagram posts photos, you can always do so by performing the same steps above again.

Allyson Kazmucha

Help and how to editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

More Posts



← Previously

OS X Mavericks Preview: App Nap helps you work longer from your laptop

Next up →

Want: Transparent case for the new Mac Pro

There are 13 comments. Add yours.

dispatcher307 says:

WARNING: If you do this, Instagram also will randomly post to your timeline photos that you like and comment on.

Allyson Kazmucha says:

Not if you disable "Share likes to timeline" in the exact same menu

dispatcher307 says:

I see that now. Thanks. That wasn't available as recently as a couple months ago.

Marco Privatus says:

Will this post to the user timeline or to the business timeline if the business page is linked?

Marc Burlace says:

Great, simple and easy to follow explanation. Love the page and the use of images. Thanks.

Audrey Wang says:

Can anyone tell me if this works for Android?! If not, is there any other options such as difference apps?! I would greatly appreciate it!

hfisselier says:

Hi. Great tutorial. BUt it seems not working on Android version. My Instagram app doesn't load My FB Pages. How can force it to retrieve them again? :(

Joel Jackson1 says:

It just stopped working about 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure what's going on. It just doesn't show your page options now to select where to post the photo.

Lee Harlan says:

yeah, I lost my ability to post to pages also… does anybody know what is going on here?

mylosol says:

Yep mine did the same, just stopped linking... I can't figure out how to correct the problem... I want to pull my hair out. I found this --> that installs an app on your fan page that has the feed but doesn't solve the problem of instagram not posting directly to your timeline...

Wedilious Yana says:

I know how link to Facebook page. It was working previously, but now I realize my photos have been sent to my default timeline. I have checked my Instagram sharing setting, there is no list of the page I've created in Facebook. and I dont know why... Could you please help.

mm mark says:

Although I'm able to post pictures on FB, it does not show ".... via instagram". This is important so that people can check my instagram pages directly by clicking on the words. This is a problem.

Robert Kolbe says:

Hi guys I have followed these instructions and am looking to post from Instagram to a page NOT my timeline (this is the default and works) but Instagram states "no manageable Facebook pages found" but I know I have 2 and want to post to them not my FB timeline. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thanks, Rob