Sharing to Social Networks

Twitter

This feature isn’t available on Android yet.

If you're using Instagram v.2.0.2 and above and have upgraded to iOS 5.0 or above, you can easily share other people's public photos to Twitter:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and open up the Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Twitter.
  3. Sign into your Twitter account(s).
  4. If you've previously linked your Twitter account to Instagram, it should appear under the Allow These Apps To Use Your Account section. Make sure the setting is turned on.

    If Instagram doesn't appear on this list, follow step 5 through 7. If Instagram does appear and has been set to On, skip to step 8.

  5. If Instagram doesn't appear under Allow These Apps To Use Your Account in your Twitter settings, open Instagram. Go to your profile and then tap > Share Settings > Twitter.
  6. Tap Unlink to unlink your Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  7. Tap Twitter again to link the accounts. When asked to access your Twitter accounts, tap OK. Instagram should now appear under your iPhone Settings > Twitter > Allow These Apps To Use Your Account.
  8. To share someone's photo to Twitter, tap below their caption and photo comments and then tap Tweet.
  9. You can switch between multiple Twitter accounts you've authorized, edit the text of the Tweet and add Twitter handles. Typing the @ symbol then the start of a username will bring up a search box that shows people you're following on Twitter.
  10. To share the Tweet, just tap Send. Your Tweet will look something like this:
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In most cases where people can't log into Twitter, there's a temporary outage on Twitter's end. Usually these login issues are resolved within a few hours. If the issue has lasted more than a few hours, try relinking your Twitter and Instagram accounts:

Apple iOS 7

To re-enter your Twitter login info:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and open the Settings on your iPhone and then tap Twitter.
  2. Enter your user name and password and then tap Sign In.
  3. Scroll down to "Allow These Apps To Use Your Account," find Instagram and then make sure the setting is On (it'll be green).
  4. Open your Instagram app.
  5. From your profile, tap > Share Settings > Twitter. The Twitter icon should be highlighted and your Twitter handle should now appear.

If you're still having trouble linking your accounts, try uninstalling and reinstalling your Twitter account. When you log in, try linking your Instagram account again using the steps above.

Apple iOS 6

When upgrading to iOS 6, Twitter's login info is reset and have to be entered again:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and open your phone's Settings
  2. Tap Twitter
  3. Select the account that you'd like to share photos to
  4. Re-enter your Twitter password
  5. Tap Done
Apple iOS 5 and earlier

To reset your Twitter login info:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and then open your phone's Settings
  2. Find your Twitter settings
  3. If there are any accounts listed, tap to select them and then tap Delete Account at the bottom of the screen
  4. Tap the account that you'd like to share photos from
  5. Open Instagram, go to your account settings and then tap Edit Share Settings > Twitter to link Twitter to your Instagram account

If you're still having issues linking your accounts after you've waited and verified that your login info is correct, please try checking your Wi-Fi/3G connection, restarting your phone or tablet and then deleting and reinstalling Instagram.

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Facebook

iPhone or Android

To share photos from Instagram to Facebook:

  1. Go to your profile and then tap on Android or on iPhone in the top-right corner
  2. Tap Share Settings
  3. Tap Facebook and then link your accounts by providing your Facebook login info
Windows Phone

To share photos from Instagram to Facebook:

  1. Tap at the bottom of the app and then tap Settings
  2. Swipe down to Preferences and then tap Share Settings
  3. Tap Facebook and then link your accounts by providing your Facebook login info

Now, when you take a photo or video on Instagram, you'll have the option to share it on Facebook from the same screen where you add a caption.

You can also share from Instagram to a Facebook Page you manage.

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Before you can start sharing photos and videos from Instagram to a Page you manage on Facebook, you'll need to connect your Instagram account to Facebook.

To connect to Facebook:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap on iPhone in the top-right corner or on Android
  3. Tap Share Settings
  4. Tap Facebook and link using your Facebook login info
  5. Once you've linked your account to Facebook, go back to your Share Settings and tap Facebook again
  6. Tap Share to
  7. Tap Ok when asked if Instagram can manage your Pages

You can now select a Page you manage as the default location for where your posts are shared on Facebook.

To share to a different Page or to switch back to sharing on your Timeline, return to your Share Settings and then tap Facebook > Share to.

If you're having trouble sharing to Pages, try unlinking your Facebook account and then linking it again.

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No. When you share a photo or video to Facebook, the audience is set to Friends by default. You can change the audience later by going to the post and clicking the audience selector.

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If you change the name of the Facebook album you upload photos to from Instagram, the next time you share a photo to Facebook a new album titled Instagram Photos will be created. If you'd like all of your images to appear in one album, you shouldn't change the name.

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No, but you can move the photo to a new album once it's uploaded:

  1. Log into Facebook from a computer
  2. Go to your Instagram Photos album and then click Edit
  3. Hover over the photo and click the pencil icon > Move to Other Album
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Yes! To share a photo you've previously uploaded on Instagram to another site:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the photo you'd like to share.
  2. Tap (iPhone and Windows Phone) or(Android) beneath the photo > Share Photo.
  3. Tap the icon for where you'd like to share your photo (ex: Facebook, Twitter). If you haven't yet linked your Instagram account to that site or service, you'll be prompted to log in. The icon for that site will turn blue once you've linked your accounts.
  4. Tap Share in the top-right corner.
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You can upload up to 1,000 images to a Facebook photo album that's been created by an app.

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To unlink/link your Facebook account to Instagram on iOS 6:

  1. Open your Settings on your phone
  2. Swipe down and then tap Facebook
  3. Tap your name > Delete Account

This unlinks your account from your phone, but it won't delete your Facebook account or unauthorize apps that you’ve already approved. To link you Facebook account again, simply enter your Facebook login information and password and then tap Sign In.

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If you're sharing an iOS 6 iPhone or iPad with someone and that person has previously logged into and linked their Instagram and Facebook accounts, you may be seeing that person's Facebook information when you sign up for Instagram.

To link the correct Instagram and Facebook accounts, you'll need to remove the other person's Facebook account from iOS 6 and add your account instead:

  1. Open your iOS settings
  2. Tap Facebook
  3. Tap the other person's name and then tap Delete Account

When you sign up for Instagram, you can register with an email address or with your Facbook account. You can also share Instagram posts to your Facebook Timeline by linking your accounts.

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This may happen if someone has used your phone to log into Instagram and has then linked their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

To relink your Instagram account with your Facebook account:

  1. Go to your Instagram profile and then tap Edit Share Settings > Facebook
  2. Visit Facebook's app settings to revoke access to Instagram which will unlink the wrong Facebook account.
  3. Just tap the Facebook icon again and enter your login information to link the correct account.
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Other Networks

When you take a photo or video on Instagram, you'll have the option to turn sharing on or off for each of the social networks (like Facebook or Twitter) you want to share to. To adjust your settings for these social networks:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap on iPhone in the top-right corner or on Android
  3. Tap Share Settings and then tap a social network to log in and link the accounts

Learn how to stop sharing to other social networks.

Foursquare

To share to Foursquare, please make sure you choose to Add to your Photo Map and then Name this location when uploading your photo. After you've chosen a location, tap the Foursquare share button so it's highlighted blue.

Hipstamatic

When using Hipstamatic, you can share your photo directly to Instagram. Just choose to share the photo and then tap the Instagram icon. You can write a caption for your photo and also decide whether you want Hipstamatic to automatically include the #hipstamatic hashtag as well as tags noting which camera and lens you used to take the photo.

After you link your Instagram account to Hipstamatic and choose to share, your photo will automatically appear on Instagram. If tags are turned on for your photo, Hipstamatic automatically included tags in the caption. An attribution ("Taken with Hipstamatic") will appear below your caption—tapping on "Hipstamatic" will direct you to the app if it's already installed on your phone or to the Hipstamatic App Store page if you haven't it yet.

ミクシィ / Mixi (Japan)

Note: This feature isn't available yet on Android.

People with ミクシィ/ Mixi accounts can now share their photos from Instagram! Keep in mind that "ミクシィ/Mixi" will not appear in your share options if your phone's language or Region Format isn't set to Japanese.

After you've taken and edited a photo or edited a photo saved to your phone, you can link your Mixi account under Share:

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Confirm the app's permissions.
  3. Tap the Mixi icon to turn sharing on. Your photo will now upload to Instagram and Mixi.

You can also manage your Mixi permissions by going to Profile > Edit sharing settings > Mixi.

Mixi is available when we see that your language is set to Japanese or that your Region Format is set to Japanese. Keep in mind that Region Format doesn't change the language of your phone; it only changes the way dates and numbers are displayed.

If you're outside of Japan but have a Mixi account, you can link your Mixi account by changing your Region Format to Japanese:

  1. Go to your phone's Settings and then tap General > International > Region Format.
  2. Choose Japanese (Japan) from the list.
  3. Return to Instagram. On the Sharing screen, you should now see Mixi as one of the available services.

Weibo (China)/ 新浪微博

Note: This feature isn't available yet on Android.

People with 新浪微博 / Weibo accounts can now share their photos from Instagram! Keep in mind that "新浪微博 / Weibo" will not appear in your share options if your phone's language or Region Format isn't set to Chinese.

To set up Weibo sharing:

  1. After you've taken and edited a photo or edited a photo saved to your phone or tablet, you can configure Weibo under Share on the upload screen.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Make sure the Weibo share icon has been selected. Your photo will now upload to Instagram and Weibo.

Weibo is available when we see that your language is set to Chinese or that your Region Format is set to Chinese. Region Format doesn't change the language of your phone; it only changes the way dates and numbers are displayed.

If you're outside of China but have a Weibo account, you can enable Weibo sharing:

  1. Go to your phone's Settings and then tap General > International > Region Format.
  2. Choose Chinese and then any of the offered options (China, Taiwan, and so on).
  3. Return to Instagram. On the Sharing screen, you should now see Weibo as one of the available services.
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For people using Instagram in countries where VK is a popular social network, like Russia, you can link your account by simply choosing the share to VK option right from the Share screen.

If you don't see VK as an option from the Share screen:

iPhone

Switch your phone's language settings to Russian. VK should now appear as an option from the Share screen.

Android
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap in the top-right corner
  3. Tap Share Settings > VK
Find your VK connections

To find your VK connections on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile and tap on Android or on iPhone in the top-right corner
  2. Tap Find Friends on Android or Find & Invite Friends on iPhone
  3. Tap VK
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To get an embed code for your Instagram photo or video, you'll need to first visit the post on the web:

  1. Go to http://instagram.com/[username] and then click the post to expand it
  2. Click in the bottom-right corner and select Embed
  3. Copy the embed code that appears and paste it into your web page's HTML

Keep in mind that when you share or embed one of your Instagram posts, anyone with a link to that post will be able to see it.

Note for Tumblr users: As with all embed codes on Tumblr, you'll only be able to use Instagram embed codes on Tumblr Video posts.

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Disconnect a Social Network

To stop sharing your Instagram posts to another social network:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Tap on Android or on iPhone in the top-right corner
  3. Tap Share Settings and then the checkmark next to the site's name (Android) or tap the site's name > Unlink (Apple iOS)

If you're trying to relink Instagram to a social network, you may have to visit that site's settings to unlink your previous account. Learn how to revoke Instagram's access to another social network:

  • Twitter: See your authorized apps
  • Facebook: See your app settings
  • Flickr: See your authorized services
  • Tumblr: See your Preferences and revoke access from the Applications section
  • Foursquare: See your connections to other apps
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