Con­nect­ing made easy with so­cial me­dia

South Shore Breaker - - Events - MELISSA REEVES THE SO­CIAL CONNECTION melissa.take­[email protected]­look.com

Us­ing In­sta­gram is a great way to share pho­tos and videos from your phone. You can only post from your phone, but you can view In­sta­gram pro­files on other de­vices. You will see the pro­file posts only if the ac­count is pub­lic.

In­sta­gram is the fastest-grow­ing plat­form for so­cial me­dia, but many peo­ple don’t want to cre­ate two posts for Face­book and In­sta­gram. Here is how to con­nect your two ac­counts, so you only have to post on In­sta­gram and the post will go to your Face­book ac­count as well.

1. Open your pro­file page on In­sta­gram.

2. In the up­per right cor­ner, tap on the three lines.

3. Tap on Set­tings at the bot­tom.

4. Scroll down un­til you see Linked Ac­counts un­der the Pri­vacy and Se­cu­rity sec­tion. Tap on Linked Ac­counts.

5. Tap on Face­book or choose an­other ac­count (e.g. Twit­ter).

6. In­sta­gram will re­quest ac­cess to your Face­book ac­count.

7. In­sta­gram will se­lect your Face­book ac­count. Tap on the Face­book ac­count.

8. You will see Pref­er­ences. You can choose to share your sto­ries and posts au­to­mat­i­cally to your Face­book ac­count. If you don’t want to share ev­ery­thing on your Face­book ac­count, don’t se­lect this.

You can con­trol the posts you want on Face­book each time you post on In­sta­gram. Af­ter se­lect­ing your photo or video and writ­ing your post, at the bot­tom of the page you will see your Face­book ac­count linked. If you wish to share the post to Face­book, se­lect the Face­book ac­count op­tion. You now have your two ac­counts linked. Happy post­ing!

Bonus In­sta­gram tips

• When se­lect­ing a photo or video to share, you can re­size it by tap­ping on the cir­cle with two ar­rows on the left-hand side of the screen to ad­just the size.

• You can share up to 10 pho­tos in one post. Se­lect the photo you want to share, then tap on the cir­cle with the two squares in it on the right-hand side of the screen. The photo you se­lected will be­come num­ber 1 and you can tap on the other pho­tos to share.

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Post­ing on In­sta­gram and Face­book at the same time is made easy with sim­ple steps.

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