How to Unlink Facebook and Instagram

How to Unlink Facebook and Instagram

When Facebook bought Instagram, the two social networks bonded with each other, but many people want to disconnect Instagram from Facebook. Facebook also shared some controversial features with Instagram, like algorithmic feed. Yet, you can still unlink Instagram from Facebook.

And we all know how Facebook mishandles personal sensitive data. Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed a gigantic security breach, compromising more than 50 million personal accounts. Yet, Facebook owns Instagram, and if you are unlinking these two for ideological or security reasons, you are wasting your precious time as Instagram stores all of our personal data on Facebook’s servers since 2014.

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How to Unlink Instagram and Facebook

Let’s take a look at the steps to unlink Facebook & Instagram. It is quite simple.

  1. Open Instagram app on your iOS or Android devices to proceed.
  2. Go to your profile and tap the three parallel lined icon, at the top right.
  3. Tap Settings with the gear icon at the bottom of the menu.
  4. Scroll your way down to Privacy and Security, tap on Linked Accounts.
  5. If your Facebook account is linked to your Instagram, the icon beside the Facebook should be blue.
  6. Tap the linked account and then you can unlink your account. Don’t forget to confirm your action.
  7. You successfully did disconnect Instagram from Facebook.
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Yet, all of those steps may not be enough to satisfy or ensure you as Instagram still will be visible in your Facebook Apps just like another third-party app. If you want to get rid of this link completely, follow the steps below.

  1. Using a web browser, open Facebook.
  2. Go to Settings and Apps, from there you should see and select Instagram.
  3. Click on the Remove App button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. If you want to delete all your Instagram posts that also is on Facebook, you should check Delete all your Instagram activities.
  5. Confirm your decision and click Remove.

After those steps, you will know why your Instagram not posting to Facebook. You did it.

FAQs About How to Unlink Facebook and Instagram

Can my Instagram followers see my other accounts?

No. Your followers cannot see your other accounts.

Is it possible to delete Facebook and still use Instagram?

Yes, it is possible. However if you log in to your Instagram account via Facebook, and you delete Facebook, it makes you log out of your Instagram account.

Can you privately follow someone on Instagram?

You cannot. Instagram makes your followers and followings visible to everyone using the app.

How does Instagram’s suggested list work?

It depends on your recent activity. From your locations to the posts that you like, and the comments you make, many factors are taken into consideration.

What happens if you connect to Facebook on Instagram?

When you connect to Facebook on Instagram, editors, page admins, and moderators will be able to respond to your comments and DMs on Instagram from their Facebook Page Inbox.

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