You may want to link your Instagram to various social networking accounts for personal or business use. It saves time posting the same content on each platform. To link an Instagram account to Facebook or Twitter, you must first open the app on a mobile device or a tablet.
Make sure you are on your Instagram profile page. In the top right-hand corner, there should be a gear icon. If you are using an android mobile or tablet then it may appear as three vertical dots.
- Click on this and an option bar should appear.
- Scroll down the options and select ‘settings.’
- Then go to ‘linked accounts.’
Once you have clicked this you will see there are several options for social networks you can link to Instagram.
Link to Facebook
You will need to make sure that you are logged into your Facebook account on the same device you are using for Instagram.
Once you have linked these accounts you will need to use your share settings. This is to decide where on Facebook you will be sharing these posts.
By tapping the ‘share to’ option you can determine where the images/videos will appear. You can choose whether it’s on a personal timeline or a business page.
Link to Twitter
To link Instagram to a Twitter profile then you will need to follow the same process. Click ‘Twitter’ (or your preferred social media) page as your chosen option.
Should you use Instagram?
Are you contemplating using Instagram for a business? Make sure you understand the demographics of your target audience. This will help you decide whether it is a beneficial social media platform for your business.
- 59% of Instagram users are between the ages of 18-29.
- 39% of females (mostly aged between 18-49) use this networking site.
- Only 26% of males use this platform.
This shows that the majority of people who use this app are females.
Instagram is heavily visual as the content uploaded is images and videos. If your business has a visual element then this may be a great platform to show off your products or services.
It is important to consider your audience, tone of voice and style of presentation with any social media use. You want to engage, entertain and inform your audience so you are a welcome visitor in their timeline.
If you would like to know more about social media and engaging your audience please get in touch.
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