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How to unlink Facebook from Instagram

Looking to separate your Instagram and Facebook accounts? Here is the easiest way to unlink your Facebook account from your Instagram account.

While it can be nice to link up some of your social media accounts, sometimes it’s best to keep them separate.

Whether you use one account for professional use and don’t want your personal pictures making their way over, or you just want to split up your time spent online, knowing how to unlink your Instagram and Facebook accounts can be vital.

Luckily, we know the easiest way to unlink both accounts, so you don’t have to. Keep reading to find out how to unlink your Facebook account from your Instagram account.

What we used

The Short Version

  • Open your Instagram and go into your account
  • Press the hamburger menu
  • Press Settings
  • Click Accounts Centre
  • Click on Accounts and profiles
  • Click your Facebook profile
  • Click on your Facebook profile
  • Click Remove from Accounts Centre
  • Press Continue
  • Press Remove (your name)

  1. Step

    Go to your Instagram account page and click on the hamburger menu

    This process can be done directly through the Instagram app without the need to switch between Instagram and Facebook. Click on the hamburger menu that is in the top right-hand corner of your account page. It looks like three lines stacked on top of each other. Go into your Instagram app and go into your account page

  2. Step

    Press Settings

    Go into Settings once you are in the menu. Click on the hamburger menu to access the settings

  3. Step

    Click Accounts Centre

    Press Accounts Centre to continue. Go into your account settings to keep going

  4. Step

    Click on Accounts and Profiles

    Choose Accounts and Profiles to continue.You can unlink from Facebook using just the Instagram app

  5. Step

    Click your Facebook profile

    Pick the Facebook profile that you want to unlink, provided there is more than one available. You will need to choose the profile you want to unlink

  6. Step

    Click on your Facebook profile

    You will need to click on your profile again to continue. Click on your  Facebook profile again to continue the process

  7. Step

    Click Remove from Accounts Centre

    Press the Remove from Accounts Centre button to start the unlinking process. You can use the Instagram app to unlink your account from Facebook

  8. Step

    Press Continue

    Press the Continue button, if you are unsure you can always cancel the process. The warnings of what happens when you unlink your Instagram and Facebook accounts

  9. Step

    Press Remove (your name)

    Press the Remove button to confirm your choice, it will have whatever name is currently being used for your Facebook profile. Press continue to kee going, you can always cancel if you are unsure


Can I unlink my accounts on a laptop or PC?

Yes, you can unlink your accounts through the Instagram app on a mobile or on a laptop, though the mobile app is a lot easier to use than on a laptop.

Can I relink my profiles after I have already unlinked them?

Yes, if you change your mind you can always relink your Instagram and Facebook profiles after unlinking them.

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