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  Article updated: September 22, 2022

Connect an Instagram account to a Facebook Page

To access all the Instagram features available in Hootsuite, including direct publishing, your Business profile must be connected to a Facebook Page. You don't need to publish to the Page when you use Instagram, but the permissions to manage your Instagram profile are granted to Hootsuite through Facebook. This is a requirement from Facebook (which owns Instagram).

Before you begin

Connect your Instagram account to a Facebook Page

Note: Only one Instagram profile can be connected to a Facebook Page and vice versa. See Create a Facebook Page if you need to create a new one.

Facebook is updating the way Pages are managed. Your Page may be a classic Page or it might be in the new Pages experience.

Classic Pages:

  1. In a new browser tab, sign in to your Facebook account.
  2. Select Pages on the left, and then select the Page.
  3. Select Settings at the bottom of the Manage Page menu on the left.
  4. Select Instagram from the Page settings menu.
  5. Select Connect account.
  6. Confirm Facebook's prompts and then enter your Instagram account credentials (username and password) to connect the account to your Facebook Page.

New Pages experience:

  1. In a new browser tab, sign in to your Facebook account.
  2. Select your profile picture in the top right and then select See all profiles.
  3. Select the Page you want to switch into.
  4. Select Manage under the Page’s cover photo, and then select Linked accounts from the menu on the left.
  5. Select Instagram and then select Connect account.
  6. Confirm Facebook's prompts and then enter your Instagram account credentials (username and password) to connect the account to your Facebook Page.

Next steps

Now you’re ready to add your Instagram Business profile to Hootsuite. If your Instagram profile is already connected to Hootsuite, add it again and Hootsuite will automatically update it for you when you complete the process.

 

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