How to Share Instagram Reel to Facebook


Instagram Reels and Facebook Reels are here to change the way we use each social media platform.

Since both the Instagram app and the Facebook App belong to Meta, sharing Reels across platforms is possible, but how do you do it?

The process of sharing Reels to Facebook from Instagram is quite easy, and we are going to show it to you.

Keep on reading this quick article to get more info about:

  • How to share Instagram Reel to Facebook;
  • Things to know before you share Instagram Reels to Facebook;
  • How does sharing Instagram Reels on Facebook work?

Can You Share Instagram Reels on Facebook?

Yes, you can share Instagram Reels to Facebook, but only through the Instagram app for both iOS and Android devices.

As we mentioned earlier, these two apps belong to the same company, so all your Reels can be shared to Facebook the moment you post them.

A few months ago, you had to look for the Insta Reel, tap the three-dot icon at the menu tab on the Reel, tap Save Video, and then manually upload the saved Reel to your Facebook app through your mobile phone.

Now, there’s a feature that lets you share Reels directly on Facebook, as well as other Facebook / Insta Reels new feature options, such as letting Facebook recommend the Reels shared on your Facebook page.

What Happens When You Share Instagram Reels on Facebook?

When you share Instagram Reels to Facebook, your default audience on Instagram and Facebook will be able to watch the Reels you have uploaded to your account.

Thus, if you have a public Instagram account, everyone will be able to watch your short videos.

On the other hand, if you have a private Instagram account and private Facebook accounts as well, only the people you decide can watch Reels on Facebook.

They will be able to watch the short videos on your private or public account, and even go to your profile and search Reels on Facebook, but it all depends on your privacy settings.

How to Share Instagram Reel to Facebook

As we mentioned before, you can only share Instagram Reels to Facebook through the Instagram app.

In the same order of ideas, the Reel video you upload can only be shared on Facebook if both accounts are connected within the Meta Account Center.

Follow the below steps, and you will be able to share IG Reels on Facebook in no time!

Pro Tip: Why are Facebook Reels Not Showing? Is there something wrong with the app? If you are having issues with Reels on the Facebook option, then read our related article so you can learn how to solve them.

First of all, you need to link your IG account and FB account together through Meta’s accounts center.

This is how you do it:

  1. Log in to your account on the Instagram app;
  2. Then, tap on your profile picture at the bottom right corner of the screen;
  3. After you tap on your profile photo, tap Settings, and select Account;
  4. Scroll down a little bit on this menu tab until you find the “Sharing to Other Apps” option;
  5. Here, select the Facebook option, and link your two accounts together.

Step 2: Go to Instagram App Home Page and Share a Reel

Now, go back to the main home page of the Instagram app and tap the plus icon.

Here is where you post Reels, so select the video you want to upload to the platform.

Make all the tweaks you want on the Reels tab, and once the Reel is good and ready to post, tap Share.

Step 3: Upload Instagram Reel and Select Share to Facebook

After you tap Share, the Share Screen will open. Since both your Facebook and Instagram accounts are linked, you can simply select “Share to Facebook” here.

The Reel will share to Facebook with your Instagram username and the original audio you selected for it!

Step 4: Select “Share Once” or “Automatically Share”

After you share Instagram Reels to Facebook, you will see a new message prompted on the app: “Share Once, or Share Every Time?”

If you select Share Once, then just that single video will be shared with your default audience on both platforms.

If you select Automatically Share, then all your future reels will be automatically uploaded to Facebook, so this step depends on you.

That’s how you share current and future Reels on Facebook! It’s effortless.

Wrapping Up: Sharing Instagram Reels to Facebook

You are now ready to delight Facebook Reels and Instagram Reels users at the same time!

Follow the steps in this guide, and you will be able to post Instagram Reels on Facebook in no time.

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Can You Share Instagram Reels to Facebook On Desktop Browser?

No. According to Instagram, only mobile users can post Instagram Reels on Facebook, so this is only possible on iOS and Android devices.

Can You Share Instagram Reels on Facebook Story?

You cannot directly share Instagram Reels to your Facebook Story. There is no official way to do this, although you can indeed share your own Reel to your Instagram Stories.

The only alternative you have to upload reels into your Facebook Story is to use unofficial third-party apps available on the market.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.