Tech Talk: linking your Instagram to Facebook and Twitter

So, it has come to my attention that some of my friends need tips on connecting their social media pieces. They just need a little help in linking their outlets together, like getting their Instagram photos to post to their Facebook page or to their Twitter account. Well, I’m all about helping out where I can, so here’s a tech moment on Refreshing Talk!

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I am by no means an expert, but I have (over the almost five years that I have been blogging) become pretty savvy with using my social media outlets as a unit. A big part of why I started blogging was so that I could share helpful finds with other people, and here is what I have learned.

Linking your Instagram to FB and Twitter is not as hard as you think it is:

Go to your IG account and click on your profile page.

Click the gear wheel icon in the upper right hand corner.

Scroll down to “Preferences” and click on “Share settings”.

You should now be on a screen that lists some places to share, and you should see Facebook and Twitter listed first.

This is where you will link to each one. Click on each icon, and it will step you through authenticating with your IG (Instagram) account . Once you are finished, the icon will turn blue to let you know that it has been linked.

Every time you post to Instagram, click on the FB and /or Twitter buttons, THEN hit the share button. Now, your picture will not only post to IG, but will be seen on your FB and/or Twitter timelines as well. You are all set!

Note: for those who want to take it a step further, there is an app called IFTTT ( which stands for “If this, then that”), which simplifies and automates everyday tasks between apps. In this case, You use it to set up a “recipe” so that every time you post to IG, it automatically triggers a post to FB and/or Twitter. The app is available for download on iTunes or Google Play.

I hope that this has solved a problem for you. What other tech questions do you have? Feel free to ask it in the comments section below. If I know the answer, I will share what I’ve learned; if I don’t, I will do my best to point you in the right direction of someone who does 😉 Thanks for stopping by and happy posting!

 

Dee

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