Are you looking to save time when sharing updates to your different social media channels?
While this would only save you a couple of seconds, if you manage a lot of social media accounts, those seconds can add up to minutes and eventually hours of extra time that you can use elsewhere.
On this episode of Social Snacks, we’ll take a look at how to share Facebook Page posts to Instagram.
This way you can save time, improve your efficiency and free you up to grow other areas of your business.
How to Share Facebook Page Posts to Instagram
Before we begin, while you can’t go directly to a Facebook Page post and immediately share a post to Instagram, we’ve come up with some workarounds that should help.
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1. Create separate social media posts
One way to share Facebook Page posts to Instagram is to create separate social media posts.
While this seems like it would take a lot of time, it really doesn’t.
You can actually save time when sharing Facebook Page updates to Instagram using this method.
To do this, start off from a basic text editor on your device.
For example, if you’re on Apple iOS, you could use the Notes app or my favorite, Notability to take down ideas for social media posts.
Type out your message and add in any relevant links.
Next, select your text and copy it.
Launch Facebook Pages Manager. At this point, you can paste in your text and select a photo from your camera roll.
Open the Instagram app.
Create a new post and then paste the information you previously copied.
Select the same photo from your camera roll.
2. Use Hootsuite
A second way to share Facebook Page posts to Instagram is to use Hootsuite.
First, you’ll want to connect your Facebook Page and your Instagram account in Hootsuite.
Then within Hootsuite, create a new stream. For example, you might call it “Facebook Page and Instagram.” This way it is easy to recognize.
Next, you’ll add your Facebook Page and Instagram streams you want to see.
I added the “scheduled” columns and home feed for each.
By arranging it this way, you’ll be able to see everything from one window.
Once you’ve done this, the last thing to do is write out your updates for your Facebook Page and include a photo.
When choosing where you want to post this information, select your Facebook Page and the Instagram account you want to share content to.
3. Your Camera Roll
A third way to share Facebook Page photos to Instagram is directly from your camera roll.
Here’s how to share Facebook Page photos to Instagram using an iPhone.
- Launch the Facebook mobile app
- Tap on a photo to make it fullsize
- Press and hold on your screen until the “save photo" option appears - you can also press the "..." button in the top-right corner as well
- Select “save photo”
- Launch the Instagram app
- Upload the photo from your camera roll to Instagram
While you can’t post to your Facebook Page and have everything go to Instagram at once, these workarounds can help!
As you can see, you have a number of different options to choose from when you’re looking to share Facebook Page posts to Instagram.
Out of the methods listed, which do you think you’ll use the most?
I would love to hear them!