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How to Link Twitter and Instagram

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Instagram and Twitter are two major social media platforms that reach different types of audiences. Instagram is more photo and video based; meanwhile Twitter focuses heavily on text, or ‘tweets.’ When running a business, it is ideal to post on both Instagram and Twitter to reach a broader audience and bring in the most engagement. Linking your Instagram and Twitter accounts makes it easy to post on both quickly and saves you time to focus on other things like content.

Instagram allows you to easily configure other social platforms so that you share posts easily. These include Facebook, Tumbler, and Twitter. This post will cover how you can connect your Twitter to Instagram so that you can easily share your posts.

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How to Connect Your Instagram and Twitter Accounts

There are two main things to do when connecting your Instagram and Twitter accounts. First, you will need to link the two accounts by following steps 1-8. Afterward, you will need to always remember to select Twitter when posting to Instagram by doing step 9.

  1. Step 1

    Log into your Instagram account and go to your profile.

  2. Step 2

    Tap the triple bar in the top right corner of the screen.

  3. Step 3

    Tap Settings (the cog icon) on the bottom of the screen.

  4. Step 4

    Tap ‘Account.’

  5. Step 5

    Tap ‘Sharing to Other Apps’ on the provided menu.

  6. Step 6

    Select Twitter from the available options.

  7. Step 7

    Type in your Twitter username and password. Clicking the checkbox will save you extra steps in the future if you aren’t worried about being hacked.

  8. Step 8

    Tap the blue ‘Authorize app’ button. You can also choose to remember the password on your device.

  9. Step 9

    When adding a photo to Instagram, there will be an option asking which other platforms you would like to post to. Select Twitter.

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How to Remove Instagram from Twitter

If you ever want to disconnect Twitter from your Instagram account, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1

    Go into your profile on Instagram.

  2. Step 2

    Tap the triple bar in the top right corner of the screen.

  3. Step 3

    Tap Settings on the bottom of the screen.

  4. Step 4

    Tap ‘Account’ from the available options.

  5. Step 5

    Tap ‘Sharing to Other Apps.’

  6. Step 6

    Select Twitter from the available options.

  7. Step 7

    Tap ‘Unlink’ to disconnect your two accounts.

By linking your Twitter and Instagram page, you are able to share the photos you post on Instagram to your Twitter account. By doing this, you increase the number of people you reach on both platforms. As Instagram and Twitter are quite different platforms with different audiences, Instagram being more photo-based and Twitter being more text based, the extent of your reach will well be worth making the content available to both. If you are a business or promoting your niche, this is a great way to increase engagement quickly and easily. 

Linking Twitter and Instagram also saves you time having to twiddle between both platforms so you can spend more of your time focused on your content. Spending the time to put out good content to catch your viewer’s attention and keep them from scrolling by is ultimately the best way to bring in the most engagement. 

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How to Share Instagram Posts to Twitter

Your Instagram posts will not be automatically shared on Twitter even after you link your two accounts. You will need to manually add each post to Twitter, though you can do so on the Instagram app.

When you upload a photo or video to Instagram, you will be able to see a slider button that shows that you can repost on Twitter and any other social accounts you have linked. All you need to do is tap each button of the accounts where you want to repost.

If you didn’t repost to Twitter at the time of uploading your video or image, you can always share it later by selecting the post. With the post open, you can tap the three dots representing the menu, then select the share option. You will be able to choose Twitter from the list of added social accounts, then edit your caption before reposting.

Conclusion

Linking your Twitter and Instagram accounts can greatly increase your reach to two different audiences, thereby increasing your engagement and views. It saves time and effort overall by taking just a minute to set it up and leaving you more available to focus on either things in your business or niche.