Instagram Photos are not Showing up on Facebook Wall [Bug]

Instagram photos uploaded to Facebook are not being posted to users' Facebook profile wall.

My Instagram photos are not being posted to my Facebook wall!

If you’re an Instagram user and are experiencing this problem, you’re not alone.

Many users have been vocalizing their frustration regarding how Instagram posts to Facebook – particularly since Facebook bought Instagram a few months ago.

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I have found a few workarounds / details about this problem and I’m going to document them in this article. As more information becomes known, this article will be updated accordingly.

If you have any additional details to add, please leave them in the comments section below so we can all help each other out!

The Problem / Bug:

Photos uploaded from Instagram to Facebook appear in your friends’ news feeds but not on your actual Facebook profile wall.

Solutions / Details:

  1. Upgrade to Facebook Timeline
  2. Now, before everyone goes haywire on me about this one, let it be known that I’m not saying that you have to upgrade to Timeline – I know a lot of you are adamant about the fact that you’re not going to upgrade and when Facebook forces you to, you’re going to quit Facebook. That is fine by me.

    However, about half the people complaining about this problem have not upgraded to Timeline. Most of those users who decided to upgrade to Timeline report that this issue is then resolved.

    So I guess you have to weigh which is more important to you on this one – maintaining the classic Facebook profile or having your Instagram pictures appear on your Facebook wall.

    If you haven’t upgraded to Facebook Timeline, Instagram photos will not appear on your wall. Period

  3. Try Deleting and Re-Adding the Instagram App in Facebook
  4. If you already have Facebook Timeline and are still experiencing the issue, try deleting the Instagram app from Facebook and then re-adding it. If that doesn’t work I would even suggest reinstalling the Instagram app on your phone as well. Can’t hurt right?

  5. Workaround the issue!
  6. A very intelligent workaround for this issue was posted in the Facebook forums that even works for users who have not upgraded to Facebook Timeline yet.

    Once you upload a photo from Instagram to Facebook, have a friend of yours “like” the photo. Then go to their wall and find the photo of yours that they liked. You can then “like” or even “share” the photo from their profile and it will show up on your own!

  7. Instagram is aware of some issues when posting photos to Facebook.
  8. Although the issue that they mention seems to be a bit different than this one, Instagram does have a short support article on this particular issue so we may just have to wait until they straighten it out!

Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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