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How to Connect Your Instagram Account to Your Facebook Page

Set your Instagram account up for Autoposting!

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Written by Isabel
Updated over a week ago

To take advantage Instagram autoposting with Hopper HQ, it's important to connect your Instagram account to a Facebook Page. Here's a simple guide to help you get started:

πŸ’‘ Before we get going the three steps to enable Instagram autoposting are:

  1. Your Instagram account must be a business or creator profile.

  2. Your Instagram account must be connected to a Facebook Page, of which you have admin privileges.

  3. You must confirm this connection in Hopper HQ.

Option 1: In the Instagram App while Converting to a Business or Creator Profile

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile.

  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top right corner.

  3. Tap βš™οΈ 'Settings and privacy'.

  4. Tap 'Account type and tools'.

  5. Tap 'Switch to a professional account' and follow the workflow that introduces the benefits of Professional accounts.

  6. Select the category of your Instagram account from the list and tap Done.

  7. Check the Business or Creator box and tap Next.

  8. Review your contact info and tap Next.

  9. Connect to Facebook or connect to your Facebook Page. If you don't have a Facebook Page, tap the 'Create a Page' link to set one up easily within the Instagram app.

    (You can also connect to a Facebook page on your Instagram profile page. Tap Edit Profile and click Page under Public business information.)

  10. Once done, head back to Hopper HQ and follow the instructions to set up autoposting!

Option 2: In the Instagram App for Existing Business Profiles

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile page.

  2. Tap "Edit Profile."

  3. Under Public business information, tap "Page."

  4. Follow the instructions to connect or create a Facebook Page for your Instagram account.

Option 3: In the Facebook App

Classic Facebook Pages:

  1. Open your Facebook Page.

  2. Select "Settings" from the left menu.

  3. Choose "Instagram" from the options.

  4. Click "Connect Account" and follow the prompts to log in to your Instagram account.

New Page Experience:

  1. Open your Facebook Page with New Page Experience.

  2. Click "Meta Business Suite" in the left-hand sound bar.

  3. Select "Page Settings" (if not shown, click "Edit" and add "Page Settings").

  4. Click "Linked Accounts" and connect your Instagram account.

  5. Here you'll be able to connect an Instagram account.

Troubleshooting Tips

Please go through steps A to H to ensure everything is in order πŸ˜‡

A - Is my Instagram account a Business or Creator Profile?

  • Switching to a Business or Creator profile is essential as it allows Hopper HQ to schedule and post on your behalf. It's a simple process, and you can find the option in your Instagram Account Settings within the Instagram app! πŸ‘‰ Switch my account type

B - Is my Instagram account connected to a Facebook page?

  • To check the connection, go to your Instagram profile on your iOS or Android device, tap Edit Profile, and look for the Facebook Page under Public business information. You may need to confirm this connection. πŸ‘‰ Connect my Instagram Account to my Facebook Page

C - Have I made any changes to my Instagram account settings after it was connected to Hopper HQ?

  • Refresh your connection in Hopper HQ's Account Settings for your Instagram account by clicking the 'Refresh Connection' button under 'Instagram Connection'.

D - Am I missing Instagram/Facebook permissions to set up autoposting?

E - Am I the correct role on my Facebook page?

F - Does the Instagram and Facebook connection require a review?

G - Does my Facebook Profile or Page(s) have any restrictions?

H - If you encounter an error like this:

{"error_type": "OAuthException", "code": 400, "error_message": "Your account is connected to Facebook account, and your Facebook account's future off-Facebook activity is currently turned off."}

Please drop us a message if you need any help with this, our friendly team will be happy to help πŸ˜ƒ

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