Sharing to Social Networks

Twitter

If you're using Instagram for iOS, you can share other people's public posts to Twitter. This feature isn’t available for Android.

To share someone's Instagram posts to Twitter, first link your accounts.

After you've linked your Instagram and Twitter accounts, you can share someone's public Instagram posts to Twitter:

  1. Tap above their Instagram post and then tap Tweet.
  2. You can switch between multiple Twitter accounts you've authorized, edit the text of the Tweet and add Twitter handles. Typing @ then the start of a username will bring up a search box that shows people you're following on Twitter.
  3. To share the Tweet, tap Send.

If someone has set their account to private, you won't see the option to share their posts to Twitter.

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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:

  1. Tap to go to your profile.
  2. In the top right, tap .
  3. Tap Linked Accounts > Twitter. Tap Unlink, then tap Twitter and re-enter your login info.

Note: linking your Twitter and Instagram accounts is only available on iPhone.

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Facebook

You can link your Instagram and Facebook accounts to share posts directly from Instagram to Facebook:

  1. Go to your profile and tap (iPhone) or (Android) in the top right
  2. Scroll down and tap Linked Accounts
  3. Tap Facebook and enter your Facebook login info

Once you link accounts, you'll have the option to share a post to 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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Yes, you can link multiple Instagram accounts to your Facebook profile. When you link an Instagram account to Facebook, your Facebook friends who are on Instagram may get a notification telling them that you're using that Instagram account.

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To link your Instagram account to your brand's Facebook Page, you first need to be an admin of that Page on Facebook.

To link your Instagram account to a Facebook Page:

Android

  1. Go to your profile and tap in the top right.
  2. Scroll down and tap Linked Accounts, then select Facebook.
  3. If you haven't already, enter your Facebook login information.
  4. By default, your Instagram account will link to your personal Facebook Timeline. To link to a Page instead, tap Facebook again and choose a Page that you manage below Share to.

iPhone or Windows Phone

  1. Go to your profile and tap in the top right.
  2. Scroll down and tap Linked Accounts, then select Facebook.
  3. If you haven't already, enter your Facebook login information.
  4. By default, your Instagram account will link to your personal Facebook Timeline. To link to a Page instead, tap Facebook again, then tap Share to and choose a Page that you manage.

If you've already linked Facebook on your phone or tablet and need to switch accounts, you can unlink your Facebook account from Instagram.

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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 on Facebook and clicking the audience selector.

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You can change the name of the Facebook album you upload Instagram posts to by going to the photo album on Facebook.

Keep in mind that if you change the name of the Facebook album, the next time you share an Instagram post to Facebook a new album titled Instagram Photos will be automatically created, and your post will be added there.

You can also move posts between albums on Facebook.

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No, but you can move the photo from your Instagram Photos album to another once it's been uploaded. Learn how to move photos between albums on Facebook.

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To share a photo you've previously uploaded on Instagram to another site:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the post you'd like to share.
  2. Tap in the top corner of your post, then tap Share.
  3. Tap the name of the site where you'd like to share your post (Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr) or copy the link.
  4. Tap Share.

Keep in mind that if you haven't previously linked your Instagram account to that site or service, you'll be prompted to log in. Once you've linked your Instagram account to that account, the icon for that site will turn blue.

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You can upload up to 1,000 photos to a Facebook photo album that's been created by a third-party app.

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If you're seeing someone else's Facebook info when you sign up for Instagram on iOS 6, it could be because someone else has logged into Instagram using that same device.

To remove the other person's Facebook account and add the correct one:

  1. Open your iOS settings
  2. Tap Facebook
  3. Tap the other person's name and then tap Delete Account
  4. Open the Instagram app, then sign up using Facebook or link your Facebook to an Instagram account you've already created
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This may happen if someone has used your phone to log into Instagram and then linked their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

To relink your Instagram account with your Facebook account:

  1. Go to your Instagram profile and tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top right
  2. Tap Linked Accounts then tap Facebook
  3. If the wrong account is appearing, tap Unlink then enter your Facebook login information

You can also remove an Instagram account from your Facebook account:

  1. Visit Facebook's app settings to revoke access to Instagram which will unlink the wrong Facebook account
  2. 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 Linked Accounts and then tap a social network to log in and link the accounts

Learn how to stop sharing to other social networks.

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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You can link your Instagram account to your VK (VKontakte) account by following the steps below on your iOS device:

  1. Tap on your Profile.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Linked Accounts.
  4. Tap VKontakte and enter your VK login information.

Keep in mind that VK will automatically show as an option if your phone settings are in Russian. After you link your VK account, you can also find and follow your VK connections on Instagram.

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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 (for desktop) or the top-right corner (for mobile) 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 disconnect and stop sharing your Instagram posts to another social network:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap (iOS) in the top right
  3. Tap Linked Accounts > [site name] > Unlink

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
  • Tumblr: See your preferences and revoke access from the Applications section
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