How to Share An Instagram Reel to Facebook

With Facebook and Instagram both owned by the same parent company, Meta, users are finding that experiences across the two…

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With Facebook and Instagram both owned by the same parent company, Meta, users are finding that experiences across the two platforms are more connected than ever before. 

One of the best links between the two is the ability to share content between Facebook and Instagram – including reels that are created on Instagram and then shared across to Facebook.

Here’s how to share a reel that you find on Instagram, with your Facebook friends and community. 

5 Steps to Share An Instagram Reel on Facebook  

  1. Open Instagram and find the reel that you want to share
  2. Open the reel so that it is playing in full screen
  3. Select the paper airplane icon which is sat down the right hand side of the screen
  4. Click the ‘Share To…’ button along the bottom of the pop up box
  5. Find Facebook in your list of shareable apps and icons

From here, you can set the audience that you want to view your share, write a caption, and add any extra tags that will drive your friends towards the reel.

Alternatively, you can share a reel with specific friends directly by sending it to be them on Facebook Messenger. 

Either way, sending a reel via Facebook couldn’t be easier, whether you share it as a post or send it straight to someone in particular via messenger!