How to Unlink Your Connected Facebook Account from Instagram Access

Having your Facebook account linked to your Instagram account can be convenient, allowing you to easily share content between the platforms. However, there may come a time when you want to unlink the two accounts and manage them separately. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to unlink your connected Facebook account from Instagram access.

Why Unlink Facebook from Instagram?

Here are some common reasons you may want to unlink the two accounts:

  • Greater control over privacy and security – With separate accounts, content you post on one platform won’t automatically be shared to the other. You’ll have more control.
  • Avoid confusion – If multiple people have access to the connected accounts, unlinking them eliminates confusion over who posted what where.
  • Manage professional and personal accounts separately – Many people use Facebook for personal connections and Instagram for business. Unlinking them allows you to more easily separate the two.
  • Take a break from Facebook without losing Instagram access – If you want to take a break from Facebook but still use Instagram, unlinking lets you do that while keeping Instagram active.

How to Unlink Facebook from Instagram on Mobile

Unlinking your Facebook account from Instagram is an easy process on mobile that only takes a few taps:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the bottom right.
  3. Tap the 3-line menu button in the top right corner.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Scroll down and tap Accounts Center.
  6. Under Connected Accounts, tap Facebook.
  7. Tap Unlink Account.
  8. Confirm you want to unlink by tapping Unlink.

And that’s it! Your Facebook account is now unlinked from your Instagram access. Your Instagram profile and posts will remain intact.

Unlinking Facebook from Instagram on Desktop

You can also unlink Facebook from Instagram on a desktop computer:

  1. Go to and log into your account.
  2. Click your profile icon in the top right.
  3. Click Settings from the dropdown menu.
  4. In the left sidebar, click Accounts Center under Account.
  5. Under Connected Accounts, click Facebook.
  6. Click Unlink Account.
  7. Confirm by clicking Unlink.

Important Notes About Unlinking

When unlinking your Facebook account from Instagram, keep these important notes in mind:

  • Unlinking accounts does not delete your Instagram account or any of your Instagram content.
  • You may need to update your Instagram password if it is the same as your Facebook password.
  • Any Instagram posts you previously shared to Facebook will remain on Facebook but won’t continue to cross-post.
  • You can re-link the accounts again at any time in the future.

Regaining Access After Unlinking

If you unlink Facebook from Instagram and later want to get back into your Instagram account but have trouble with your password, here are a few tips for regaining access:

  • Use Instagram’s password reset option to have a login link sent to your email. This allows you to create a new password.
  • Add your phone number to your Instagram account if it’s not already there. Enabling two-factor authentication gives you another way to get into your account.
  • Submit a copy of your photo ID to prove ownership of the account. Instagram’s support team can then help you get your account back.

In Summary

Unlinking your Facebook account from Instagram only takes a few minutes but gives you much more control over privacy, security, and managing each platform separately. Just open your Instagram settings, tap Accounts Center, select Facebook, and confirm you want to unlink. Handle with care any login issues afterwards.

I hope this comprehensive guide gives you exactly what you need to know to successfully unlink Facebook from Instagram on both mobile and desktop! Let me know if you have any other questions.