How to Disconnect Instagram from Facebook

How to Disconnect Instagram from Facebook

When you log into Instagram with your Facebook credentials, it links your accounts, allowing simultaneous story sharing on both platforms. While this feature offers convenience, it might lead to repetitive recommendations and notifications across both applications. Below, we will guide you through the steps to separate your Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Method 1: Disconnect Your Facebook Account via the Instagram App

You can sever the connection from either Facebook or Instagram. This section covers how to disconnect your Facebook from within the Instagram app on both iOS and Android devices.

  1. Begin by tapping your profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Next, tap on the menu icon at the top right corner of your profile page.
  3. Choose ‘Accounts Center’ from the list.
  4. Select ‘Add or remove from this Accounts Center’.
  5. Click on ‘Remove’ next to your Facebook account.
  6. Confirm by selecting ‘Remove account’ once more.
  7. Click ‘Continue’ on the subsequent screen.
  8. On the final screen, confirm by tapping ‘Yes, remove’.

This action will effectively remove your Facebook account from the Accounts Center, thereby unlinking the two platforms.

Method 2: Disconnect Instagram Account via the Facebook App

The procedure to unlink Instagram from Facebook follows a similar pattern. Here are the steps for your reference:

  1. Open your Facebook app and tap on the menu icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Navigate to ‘Settings & privacy’, then go to ‘Settings’.
  3. Tap on ‘Accounts Center’.
  4. Choose ‘Add or remove from this Accounts Center’.
  5. Select ‘Remove’ next to your Instagram account.
  6. Confirm by tapping ‘Remove Account’.
  7. Proceed by tapping ‘Continue’, then ‘Yes, remove’, and finalize by entering your Facebook password.

After disconnecting, it will take up to 15 days for Meta to cease merging and sharing your data across both platforms, effectively stopping any cross-platform activity suggestions.

Why Should You Disconnect Your Accounts?

Linking your accounts means sharing the same username across Instagram and Facebook. This linkage not only results in annoying, redundant suggestions on Instagram based on your Facebook activity but also poses a privacy risk. It allows easy access to one account if the other is compromised, potentially endangering your data such as photos, reels, and messages. Disconnecting your accounts can help maintain separate identities on each platform and enhance your privacy and user experience.

Manage Content Sharing Between Facebook and Instagram

When using Instagram or Facebook, any content you post, such as stories, reels, or updates, might automatically appear on the other platform if your accounts are linked. If you prefer to control or halt this automatic sharing, you can adjust the settings directly in the Accounts Center.

Here’s how to manage or disable content sharing between the platforms:

  1. Access the Accounts Center through either the Instagram or Facebook app.
  2. Navigate to ‘Add or remove from this Accounts Center’.
  3. Tap ‘Remove’ next to the account you wish to modify sharing settings for.
  4. Then choose ‘Manage how you share content’.
  5. Here, you’ll find toggles for each type of content. Switch off the toggles for the items you no longer want to share automatically, such as Instagram posts, reels, and stories.

This method allows you to precisely control what content is shared between your Instagram and Facebook accounts, giving you greater privacy and customization over your social media presence. If you have any further questions or encounter issues with these steps, feel free to reach out in the comments section below.