Social media is fun and worth exploring. Every day there is something new happening and if you are a blogger or a social media influencer, you would know how much effort you need to put in to be active on all social networks.
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With the rising number of social network and most of them supports features like video stories, live videos and so on, it’s really hard to be omnipresent. Mind it, I used the word hard and not impossible. A smart person will see this as an opportunity and find a way to share the same stuff simultaneously on many networks. I consider myself as a smart working guy rather than a hardworking one, and I often find various ways to get more done with same or little extra work.
Here at ShoutMeLoud, I have shared numerous social media tips and tricks in the past. Today, I am extending this series to all the Instagram users. I’m sharing a trick for all the users of Instagram, who love to create stories on the widely popular photo-sharing application.
What if I say you can automatically post your Instagram stories on Facebook stories as well as?
Yes, you read that right.
Nonetheless, this works for both Facebook profiles and pages. You get to decide if you want to automatically shares your Instagram stories on Facebook page or profile.
This is one of the lesser known and used features of Instagram. With this feature, you don’t have to manually post on Facebook again and once you configure Instagram story sharing settings, everything will be automated in the future.
Let’s get down to it.
Learn how to share Instagram stories automatically on Facebook profile/page as stories
You can follow this trick on iOS or Android.
- Simply open the Instagram app on your phone
- Go to your profile and click on settings
- Scroll down to Settings > Linked accounts and select Facebook.
- Here you can link a Facebook profile or Facebook page with your profile
Once you have linked your Instagram to Facebook, it is time to configure the story settings.
- Go back to the Instagram setting page and click on Story Settings
- Look for the option that says “Share your story on Facebook” and enable it.
And you’re set!
But before you go, enable one more setting:
Save to camera roll will automatically save your Instagram stories to your phone gallery. You can further use it to share on other social networks like Twitter, LinkedIn or any other that you use. You can also read more about this feature on the Instagram help page.
Just to let you know, the ‘Save to camera roll’ doesn’t work for live videos and there is no direct way to record it. However, since I’m here you don’t have to worry about it. In the upcoming article, I will share how you can record Instagram live stories.
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For now, you should also try out live stories feature and let me know how it is helping you to grow your brand.
Note: Instagram has enabled direct publishing for few selected partners. If you are using AgoraPulse, HootSuite or Tailwind, you can enjoy automatic posting of updates on Instagram.
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