How to Unlink Facebook from Instagram on Mobile and Desktop (2023)?

| Updated on March 26, 2024

Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, and since users can link these two social media platforms, it means you can cross-post content and sync the data with ease.

However, most users don’t feel like sharing the same content on FB that is being shared on IG. In that case, the question arises – how to unlink Facebook and Instagram?

So, instead of creating a new Instagram account, you can go through this write-up to unsync Facebook and Instagram.

If you want to unlink FB and Insta on an Android/iOS device, you can do it on either of the official apps.

Through the Instagram App

While using the Insta app, follow these steps:


If you’re running a business account on IG, you must change it back to a personal account before you begin the steps.

  • Tap your profile icon present at the bottom right.
    Tap your profile icon
  • From your profile, tap the hamburger menu at the top-right.
    Tap the hamburger menu
  • Tap the first option Settings and Privacy.
    Tap Settings and Privacy
  • Tap Account Center.
    Account Center
  • Scroll down and tap Accounts.
    Tap Accounts
  • Then, you’ll get to the page that shows all the accounts linked to Instagram. Tap Remove in front of the username you’d like to disconnect.
    Tap Remove
  • Now, tap Remove account to completely unlink your IG account from other connected platforms like Facebook. 
    Tap Remove account
  • Tap Continue to confirm the action.
    Tap Continue

Once you tap Continue, you’ll be able to unlink Instagram & Facebook. However, if you have the same login password for your account on both platforms, you’ll have to change one of the passwords.

Through the Facebook App


If you’re running the Facebook app on an iOS or Android device, the steps will remain slightly the same.

  • Tap the hamburger menu present at the top-right of the homepage.
    Tap the hamburger menu1
  • Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy >> Settings.
    Settings Privacy
  • Tap See more in Accounts Center which will appear at the top.
    Tap See more in Accounts Center
  • Scroll down and tap Accounts
    Tap Accounts1
  • Select the account that you want to unlink and tap Remove.
    Tap Remove1
  • Choose the first option Remove account and proceed further.
    Choose the first option Remove account
  • Tap Continue to confirm the action.
    Tap Continue1

Proceed further by confirming that you want to remove the selected account. That’s it, this will disconnect Facebook from Instagram.

Moreover, refresh the page or check the internet connection if you can’t unlink Facebook from Instagram.

Many people prefer to use Facebook on their PC or Mac. If you’re one of them and want to know how to unlink FB and IG, follow these steps:

  • Open Facebook on your PC or Mac and click on your profile picture at the top-right.
    Click on your profile picture
  • Click on Settings & Privacy >> Settings.
    Click on Settings and Privacy
  • Now, click on “See more in Accounts Center” under the Accounts Center tab at the top-left.
    Click on See more in Accounts Center
  • Now, click on Accounts.
    Click on Accounts1
  • Take the pointer to the Instagram username that you’d like to unlink and click Remove.
    Click Remove
  • Click Continue to confirm the unlink process.
    Click Continue
  • Now, go through the details about the process, and if everything seems fine to you, click on Remove with your IG username mentioned. 
    Click Remove1

That’s it, now you don’t have to worry about finding the answer to how to unlink FB and IG as your IG account will not be linked any more to your FB account. 

Moreover, if you’re running Insta on a PC/Mac and want to disconnect your Facebook account, you need to follow the same steps as mentioned for the mobile device. 

How to Remove Instagram Posts from Facebook?

When Insta and Facebook are linked, the posts you share are added to a folder. So, if you recently unlinked your IG account and don’t want to show such posts to your recently added friends on Facebook, you can delete the whole folder. Here’s how you can do that:

On Android/iOS

To delete the Instagram posts folder from your FB account on your Android/iOS device, follow these steps:

  • Run the Facebook app.
  • Tap your profile picture present at the top-left.
    Tap your profile picture
  • Scroll down a bit and tap Photos.
    Tap Photos
  • Now, go to the section Albums.
    Go to the section Albums
  • There you’ll find the folder “Instagram.” Open it.
    Instagram folder
  • Tap the three-dot menu then tap Delete.
    Tap delete
  • Tap DELETE to confirm the action.
    Tap DELETE1

That’s it, it will delete the whole folder that contains every post shared on Facebook through Instagram. 

On PC/Mac

If you’re running Facebook on your PC or Mac, you can get rid of the Instagram posts by following these steps:

  • Open your profile by clicking on the account name present at the left.
    Open the FB profile
  • Now go to Photos >> Albums. There you’ll see the Instagram folder.
    Go to Photos
  • Click on the three-dot menu right at the top of the icon.
    Click on the three dot menu
  • Then, click on Delete album.
    Click on Delete album
  • Confirm the action by clicking on Delete Album.
    Click on Delete Album1

Once you click it, the page will reload again, and you’ll see that the folder has been deleted. 

So, if you’re using a mobile device or PC, you can easily delete all the Instagram photos in one go by following this method. 

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How to Limit Instagram-Facebook Interaction?

Learning how to unsync Facebook and Instagram is one thing, but if you want to keep your account linked on both platforms but don’t want to share posts, you can easily do that. There’s a customization option available on both apps that allows you to choose if you want to post the content as a story or post on any of the platforms.

You can make the changes by following these steps:

  • Open either Instagram or Facebook and go to the Accounts Center by following the steps mentioned earlier. Here, we’ll use the Insta app.
  • Go to Connected experiences.
    Go to Connected experiences
  • Tap Sharing across profiles.
    Sharing across profiles
  • Choose the linked Facebook account under Share from.
    Choose the linked Facebook account
  • Scroll down and use the sliders to share the Insta posts on FB stories or posts.
    Use the sliders

So, if you choose to share the Insta posts on FB stories only, you can turn on the slider and keep the slider for posts off. Similarly, you can turn the slider on and off if you want to share your IG post or story on Facebook. 

Final Words

Facebook and Instagram are the two most dominant social media platforms used by Gen Z and Millennials. However, when it comes to sharing a common post on both of the platforms, users have different preferences.

Some worry about why their Instagram is not sharing to Facebook, and some prefer not to share Insta posts on FB. So, the choice is yours, and you can choose to share the posts as you like with the customization option available. By learning how to unlink Facebook and Instagram, you can separately post the content on these two platforms. And, you can also stop sharing the posts permanently by removing the shared account on either of the platforms.


What happens if you unlink Facebook and Instagram?

If you unlink Facebook and Instagram it enhances your privacy and gives independence to post different content on both platforms.

Are Facebook and Instagram automatically linked?

In some cases, you’ll find your FB account automatically linked to your Insta account. But mostly, you need to link both platforms manually.

Will deleting a Facebook page delete a connected Instagram account?

No, it will only delete the page and have no effect on the connected IG account.

Muskan Saini

Social Media and Tech Expert

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