Instagram now shares photos to your Facebook albums

Instagram has made a change that shares your photos to your Facebook albums instead of just sticking a link on your wall. Now when you select Facebook as an option when uploading a photo to Instagram, the image will be uploaded full-sized into a Facebook album named "Instagram Photos", along with your caption. As a result, your Instagram photos will appear nice and large on your timeline and it will be easy for your friends to browse past Instagram photos.

Previously, only the link was shared to your wall and your friends needed to visit that link in order to view your photo. Additionally, you couldn't tag people in the photos and 'likes' and comments were technically made to the shared link, not the photo.

I was very excited when I noticed this change as I have been wanting Instagram to work like this for a very long time. I believe my Instagram photos will now receive more comments and 'likes' and I'm glad I'll be able to click through my friends' Instagram albums, since I know I miss many of their share photos.

This change is only for photos uploaded to Instagram from now on. If you want to add previous photos to your Facebook album, you'll need to share it again from within the Instagram app.

Source: Instagram

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

  • It's about time Instagram did this, it's better to have it in it's own album rather than having people clicking on the link to view it.
  • the company will get more intagram dls...some of my friends have been holding back from intagram for one of those reasons even when the app is free -___-'
  • Very cool. Most people refuse to click links so most peoples go unnoticed. In some instances I would upload the photo to FB as a mobile upload and not just "link" it.
  • It is bonkers that Instagram didn't do this from the beginning.
  • now i'll finally get likes for my instagram photos from non instagramers!
  • And here I've been using to post my instagram pics to Facebook at full size on the correct album...and after thinking about it, I'll stick to that...I like my albums (even on Facebook) to be subject based and not type or origin based, so my kid's pic go in an album with his name instead of on an album depending on where the pic was uploaded from or when it was taken.
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