How to Disconnect Facebook from Instagram

Facebook and Instagram each have their own loyal followings, but the two don’t always agree. While some Facebook users rarely use Instagram, many younger users are increasingly shunning the social media giant in favour of the ostensibly hipper alternative. So continue reading even if you just use one of the services or are unsure whether you want to connect Facebook and Instagram. You may unlink Instagram and Facebook using this procedure.

Guide to Unlink Facebook and Instagram (2021)

You may share Instagram posts and stories directly to Facebook by connecting your Instagram account to your Facebook profile. However, you can use the instructions below to disconnect the two social networking networks if you don’t want that functionality. If you don’t want to use the new unified messaging experience, you can also disconnect Instagram from Facebook Messenger. Without further ado, let’s look at how to uninstall Instagram’s Facebook and Facebook Messenger connections.

What Happens When You Disconnect Facebook from Instagram

Taking Facebook out of Instagram maintains the separation of your social media accounts. If you want to unlink the two apps, simply follow the instructions below. However, before you do anything, have the following in mind:

  • Firstly, the de-linking would ensure that Instagram won t automatically suggest you follow your Facebook friends on IG. Moreover, the people you follow on Instagram won t automatically pop-up in your friend or follow suggestions on Facebook. Unlinking the two also stops cross-account logins, which means signing into one service won t sign you in to the other automatically.
  • Secondly, once you unlink your Facebook and Instagram accounts, you won t be able to post to both sites automatically. However, your older auto-shared posts will remain on both platforms even after the unlinking process is complete. The decoupling of the two accounts will only ensure that the auto-sharing doesn t happen in the future anymore.
  • Finally, removing your Facebook profile from your Instagram account will also remove the Facebook Messenger integration with the photo-sharing app. That means you will no longer be able to take advantage of Facebook s much-touted cross-app communication.

Reminder: Only the Instagram app and website can be used to delink Facebook and Instagram. On Facebook, the functionality is not available (either app or website).

Unlink Facebook and Instagram Using the Instagram Website

  • Log into the Instagram website (link) and click on your profile icon at the top right-hand corner. Then select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  • On the Settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Accounts Center on the left sidebar.
  • You will now see your linked Instagram and Facebook accounts listed on this page. Click on the Accounts & profiles section to start the process to disconnect the two profiles.
  • On the next page, click on the account you want to remove.
  • Now, click Remove from Accounts Center in the pop-up window.
  • You will see a warning message saying that if you disconnect your accounts, it will end the connected experience across Facebook and Instagram. Disregard it and click on Continue .
  • Finally, confirm your selection by clicking the Remove button to disconnect your Facebook and Instagram accounts.

There it is. You no longer have to worry about cross-posting or automated logins because your Facebook and Instagram accounts are no longer connected.

Unlink Facebook and Instagram Using the Instagram App (iOS and Android)

Note: Although the screenshots in the guide below are from the Instagram Android app, the procedure is the same on the iOS app as well.

  • First, open your Instagram app and tap on your profile image at the bottom-right corner. Now, hit the hamburger menu (three parallel lines) at the top-right corner.
  • Next, select Settings from the slide-out menu. On the next page, scroll down to the bottom and tap Accounts Center . Here, you will get the option to disconnect your Facebook and Instagram accounts.
  • Now, go to the Accounts & profiles section, and select the Facebook account you want to remove on the next page.
  • Next, click on Remove From Accounts Center . Disregard the warning message and hit the Continue button at the bottom.
  • Finally, confirm your decision on the next page.

The end! Your Facebook and Instagram accounts are now separated.

Disconnect Instagram DMs and Facebook Messenger

Late last year, Facebook introduced the cross-messaging capability, which combines messaging capabilities between Facebook and Instagram. Now, you can easily continue using Facebook to log into your Instagram account without syncing your Messenger and DMs. If you like, you can post at the same time on Facebook and Instagram. So, here’s how to stop receiving messages from Facebook Messenger and Instagram:

  • Go to Instagram settings as described above. Then go to Privacy -> Messages .
  • Under Message Controls, you will see options to customize who can message you from Facebook. Here, tap on each option separately and select the least invasive option in each case, which is Don t Receive Requests . Of course, you can let your friends message you on either platform, and that s entirely up to you.

That would stop bothersome communications from strangers and delink your Facebook Messenger and Instagram DMs. You can find out how to deactivate Facebook Messenger so you aren’t bothered by random users’ constant messages.

Easily UnLink Your Instagram and Facebook Accounts

You may quickly delete your Facebook account from your Instagram profile, as you can see in this guide. Delink the two accounts from the Instagram website, Android, or iOS apps, as appropriate. Meanwhile, if you’re sick of Facebook’s privacy violations, follow these instructions to permanently cancel your Facebook account.