How to Unlink Facebook from Instagram

Written by Tijana - Reviewed by Emilija Social Media / Instagram

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Since Instagram was bought by Facebook, the company has been creating various options on how to connect your accounts using both platforms. First the option to share your Instagram posts on Facebook was added, as well as sharing your stories from one app to the other. The latest update was messaging Facebook users via Instagram or the other way around. For the older generations, this might be an optimal solution, meanwhile the younger generations are mainly focused on using Instagram solely or other social media platforms.

Most recently, the company announced that they are testing cross-posting directly on Instagram with a small percentage of users.

The main question is, did you get a pop-up message on Instagram, asking whether you want to link your account with your Facebook and you clicked yes, having no idea what this means? Don’t worry, there’s a quick fix to get your accounts back to normal in no time. But, first and foremost, there are a couple of features that you will be unable to keep using after you unlink your accounts.

What will change once you’ve unlinked your Facebook and Instagram accounts

Once you’ve unlinked your accounts, there will be a couple of changes.

  • Facebook will stop giving you friend suggestions based on people you follow on Instagram and vice versa.
  • Logging into your Facebook account, won’t log you into your Instagram account automatically.
  • Another thing you should keep in mind is that posts or stories that you’ve already shared from your Instagram account to your Facebook profile will not be automatically removed, you will have to erase them manually, same goes for sharing future posts.
  • You won’t be able to send direct messages from Instagram to Facebook anymore.
  • Keep in mind that you can only unlink your accounts using the Instagram app, Facebook doesn’t have this option yet.
  • Step 1: You will need to open the Instagram App from your phone.
  • Step 2: Click on your profile picture in the right hand corner, and then click on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner. Once you’ve opened the menu, click on ‘Settings’. You will need to scroll down to the bottom and open ‘Accounts Center’.

How To Unlink Facebook from Instagram

  • Step 3: After doing so, you need to click on ‘Accounts & Profiles’ and click on your Facebook account in order to have it removed. Now, click on ‘Remove from Accounts Center’.

How To Unlink Facebook from Instagram

  • Step 4: Another page will show up, double-checking whether you want to disconnect your Facebook account. Click on ‘Continue’.
  • Step 5: After this, there will be another page telling you that your account will be removed from ‘Accounts Center’, click on ‘Remove …’.

How To Unlink Facebook from Instagram

  • Step 1: In order to disconnect your Facebook from Instagram, you need to open the Instagram Website and click in the top right corner on your profile icon. Once you’ve opened the menu, click on ‘Settings’.

How To Unlink Facebook from Instagram

  • Step 2: After you open ‘Settings’, scroll down to the bottom and on the left-hand corner tap ‘Accounts Center’.

How To Unlink Facebook from Instagram

  • Step 3: Clicking on ‘Accounts Center’ will open your ‘Accounts & Profiles’, where you will see your linked account. Click on it, to start the process to disconnect your Instagram from Facebook.
  • Step 4: On the next page, both of your Facebook and Instagram accounts will be listed, click on the one you wish to remove.

How To Unlink Facebook from Instagram

How To Unlink Facebook from Instagram

  • Step 5: After you’ve done so, you should click on ‘Remove from Account Center’. Another window will pop up, asking whether you’re sure you want to unlink your Instagram profile, click on ‘Continue’.

How To Unlink Facebook from Instagram

  • Step 6: After this, you will see another page warning you that your Facebook will be Removed. Click on ‘Remove’ to unlink your accounts.

After you click ‘Remove’, you’ve successfully unlinked your Instagram account. In case you want to link your Facebook & Instagram accounts again further on, this is not irreversible, you will be able to connect them at any time.

If you are considering limiting the time you spend on, check out Instagram's 'Take a Break' feature that reminds you to take breaks from scrolling in the app.

Bonus: Learn how to fix the ‘Sorry we couldn't complete your request' error message on Instagram by logging in to Instagram with your Facebook account.