Social Snacks Episode 14: 3 Ways to Share Facebook Page Posts to Instagram

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Social Snacks Episode 14: 3 Ways to Share Facebook Page Posts to Instagram

Are you looking to save time when sharing updates to your different social media channels?

What if you could take content from your Facebook Page and share it on Instagram.

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

Facebook Page Post
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.
Apple iOS - Notes App
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.

That’s it!

2. Use Hootsuite

Hootsuite - Dashboard

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.
Use Hootsuite  

3. Your Camera Roll

Save Facebook Page Photo

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.

  1. Launch the Facebook mobile app
  2. Tap on a photo to make it fullsize
  3. 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
  4. Select “save photo”
  5. Launch the Instagram app
  6. Upload the photo from your camera roll to Instagram

Your Turn

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?

And if you have another way you use to share Facebook Page posts to Instagram, please share your ideas with me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in the comments below.

I would love to hear them!

About The Author
Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs Founder and CEO of Social Chefs, a digital marketing agency. I host two shows, #SocialChatter, the industries longest running social media marketing talk show and Social Snacks, 5 minute or less social media marketing tutorials.

Comments ( 20 )

  • Javier Quintana Martin

    The worst solution for this… thanks for make me lost my time

    • There isn’t an official way to share Facebook Page posts to Instagram. This was mentioned at the beginning of the article and video. These are workarounds to help you accomplish this based on the restrictions that exist.

      • Margie Kreiner Sweeney

        Thanks Christian. Not your fault. 😉

          • Michele Gregory

            You did your best – thanks for helping!!! Is this still the case, a year later, that we can’t share on FB and have it go to IG automatically?

  • Andrew Logan

    Complete waste of time. Click bait rubbish. Expected a real solution. I suspect the rest of the articles are like this. Correct the title.

    • @disqus_yJ3QngJbSA:disqus, we’re not sure why you thought the article was a waste of time. We mentioned at the beginning of the article that you can’t just share a Page post straight from Facebook to Instagram – they simply don’t allow it. This was also mentioned in the video as well.

      That’s why we came up with different work-arounds to help you solve your problem, most of which are using tools you already have.

      • Tansel

        Copy&Paste is not a work around. This is the everyone’s first thought 🙂

        • A lot of people think automation / set it and forget it over copy and paste. It’s too many extra steps for most.

  • Preeti Mahajan


  • E. Pluribus Unum

    This really sucks!! Facebook and Twitter has got the game down!! I agree dealing with Instagram is a total waste of time!! Can’t believe Zucky Poo makes us work extra for a limited social media experience.

    • Would definitely be nice to be able to easily share across different channels. Hopefully this year!

      • Margie Kreiner Sweeney

        If only we could do it all from a PC….posting all of my ads (at work) at the same time to all channels would be perfect! UGH…so frustrating!

    • Hope they add cross-posting soon!

  • Sally Guyatt


    • Can you clarify. We’re not sure what you meant by your comment. Thanks.