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How to Disconnect Your Instagram Account From Facebook

Nancy Messieh 11-12-2019

Linking your Instagram and Facebook accounts has a lot of advantages. You can easily post your Instagram photos to your Facebook profile. It also makes it easier for your Facebook friends to find your Instagram profile, and for you to find out which of your Facebook friends are on Instagram.


If you’d rather keep the two social networks separate, you’re going to have to go through a series of simple steps on Facebook and Instagram.

How to Unlink Instagram and Facebook Accounts

First you’re going to want to open up Instagram on your phone:

  1. Go to Options and under Settings tap Linked Accounts  > Facebook.
  2. Tap Unlink Account.
  3. On iOS, in the prompt that appears asking if you’re sure you want to disconnect your Facebook account, tap Yes, I’m Sure.

To see this process in action on Android, check out the video below:

If you have a Business Instagram account, you’re going to have to switch back to a personal account first. You can do this by going to Options and under Business Settings tap Switch Back to Personal Account.

Any new posts that you share on Instagram can no longer appear on Facebook, and your Facebook friends will not be prompted to follow you on Instagram when they log into the photo sharing app.


How to Remove Instagram Posts From Facebook

If you want to remove your existing Instagram posts from your Facebook profile, do the following in Facebook in a browser:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps and if you can’t see Instagram on the list click See More.
  2. Click the Instagram icon.
  3. At the very bottom of the screen that opens up you should see Remove App in small type.  How to Disconnect Your Instagram Account From Facebook Facebook Instagram Disconnect1
  4. In the window that pops up, check the box to remove all your Instagram posts that appear on your Facebook profile, and click RemoveHow to Disconnect Your Instagram Account From Facebook Facebook2

For more tips, check out how to post on Instagram using your PC or Mac How to Post on Instagram From a PC or Mac Here's how to post on Instagram from a PC, Mac, or Chromebook. It's easy to share photos using your computer! Read More .

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  1. Mam
    September 10, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Worked! Thank you for this!

  2. Berto
    May 8, 2019 at 10:34 am


    I have a Facebook personal profile (account-1). I use it for personal issues and to manage a Facebook page (I'm administrator). For security I have another account (account-2) only for manage the page.

    Now, I need two Instagram accounts: One of them (personal account), linked to my FB personal profile (account-1); the other one (business account) linked to FB page through account-2.

    I think that the Instagram business account is fine. It´s linked to the FB page and I have no other options for linking. I suppose that this is correct because it is a business account and that is the only FB page associated to that profile.

    But I have a problem with Instagram personal account. After some tests (link, unlink, personal, business...) I have the account linked to FB account-1 but I can´t deselect the FB page. I want to lin to my personal profile, not to the FB page. This is cheked and I can´t uncheck it.

    Many thanks and I apologise for my English

  3. daniel
    March 23, 2019 at 4:27 pm


  4. Betsy
    March 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Hi! I need to unlink a deleted instagram account from an existing facebook page. I need to link this FB page to another instagram (not the deleted one) Can you help?


  5. Domini
    February 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Thanks you for info, the only site with the solution that worked!

  6. Diane Itani
    January 17, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I originally created my Instagram separate before FB started linking to Instigram. And one day i went to my page and it was gone. I was signed out of my old account. And i had tried to access it from the app. I think linking the two isn't a good idea. If something happens to one then both could be compromised.

  7. Michelle
    January 13, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Any idea how to disconnect an IG account that's been deleted BEFORE disconnected from a FB Biz page? The IG account doesn't exist anymore, but FB still has it attached BUT doesn't show up inside FB like your post outlines. There's no way to "login" to the old IG account, b/c it doesn't exist. Can't connect a NEW IG account, b/c I get an error message saying, "this FB page is already linked to an account". I can't get any help for this matter and it's driving me nuts. Thanks for reading!

    • Betsy
      March 5, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      I have the same problem and I really need to fix it. FB and IG are not replying to this

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