Many people interested in promotion maintain accounts on several social networks at once. This allows you to expand your target audience. To simplify posting from one social network to another, it is very convenient to link them together.
This option opens up ample opportunities for further advancement. In addition, social networks have taken care of creating such synchronization for a long time. Anyone with basic PC knowledge can handle account merging.
For detailed instructions on how to link Instagram and VK, read below.
How to specify your Instagram on Vkontakte
Vkontakte is a well-known social network of Russian origin. It has been operating since October 2006. Today Vkontakte is available in 89 languages. The social network allows users to share audio recordings, photos, videos, and play browser games.
On his personal Vkontakte page, the user can specify any personal information. He can independently choose to which circle of people it will be available. Some users leave it visible only to friends.
Anyone can view personal information on commercial accounts. It promotes and expands the target audience. For example, for a girl doing manicure or eyelash extension, this will be an opportunity to find new clients.
For a photographer, syncing accounts is a way to find new orders. Indeed, in his profession, the visual demonstration of his work is of no small importance.
Synchronizing social networks with each other has other benefits as well. These include:
- Facilitate the process of finding friends. After the pages are synchronized, this process will take place automatically. If one of the friends registers on Instagram, then his page on Instagram will also appear in the recommendations. This will save time by eliminating unnecessary searches.
- Ability to copy photos from one social network and transfer them to another. This greatly simplifies the process of writing posts. However, with audio recordings and videos, the situation is different. A repost on Vkontakte only allows you to put an Instagram cover and a link to the desired object. But at the same time, the export can be performed with the mention of a certain hashtag.
To understand how to add Instagram to VK, you should consider several possible ways. It is most convenient to perform the procedure from a computer through the official Vkontakte application.
Step-by-step instructions are as follows:
- You must go to your personal page by entering your username and password. The “Edit” button will be located under the avatar. You will need to click on it.
- On the page that opens, on the right side, you need to find the “Contacts” block.
- At the bottom of the form there is a block with the “Instagram” icon. You must click on it.
- After clicking, a window will open where you will need to enter your Instagram login information.
- Then a form with settings will open. At this stage, you can choose how the integration will be performed.
After clicking on the “Save” button, the page on Instagram will automatically get into contacts and will be visible in the profile. You will not be able to perform the described actions through the phone. We’ll have to go to social networks through a computer.
In order for the linking of social networks to play into the hands, it is advisable to arrange all profiles in the same style. For this purpose, we can take the pages of popular brands as an example. You can also come up with your own unique style that will distinguish it from competitors.
Sometimes users are unable to link pages due to geographic location. This problem happens if the user is located in a country where the social network is prohibited.
For example, in Ukraine. There the Vkontakte website does not function. To set up synchronization, you need to log into your profile through your computer using a VPN.
Where in Instagram to indicate the link to your VK page
Instagram is a relatively young social network for sharing photos. In it, users can use filters, post stories, chat in comments and perform other actions. The social network Instagram is installed on phones as a mobile application.
The Instagram profile is synchronized with other social networks through the mobile application of the same name. The probability that the procedure will cause any complications is extremely small.
The synchronization procedure is performed according to the following algorithm:
- You need to go to the application and find the “Settings” section. First you need to open the panel on the right side of the application. Its icon is in the upper right corner. Then you need to click on the gear image.
- In the list that opens, you need to find the “Accounts” line, and then select “Linked accounts”.
- At the next step, a window for authorization in the Vkontakte social network will appear .
- Performing all these actions will synchronize accounts with each other. To publish a post from Instagram to a Vkontakte page, it will be enough to click the “Share” button.
The fact that all actions have been performed correctly, the user can be convinced of the example of a new post. In the process of publishing a post on Instagram, his name on Vkontakte will appear on the screen, and an inactive slider next to it.
To post a post on both networks at once, you need to activate the slider. After that, it will turn blue. The post will be published on Instagram and Vkontakte with all the specified hashtags and geotags.
As for VK groups, the situation is different with them. Instagram does not provide an opportunity to indicate a link to a group. An alternative option in this case would be to use third-party services. Most of them operate on a paid basis.
Some applications provide free access for a certain period of time. Before using such services, you need to read reviews from other users.
Unfortunately, the social network Instagram does not provide for the placement of clickable links in the profile. It is allowed to be published in the profile header, but in a single copy. This may not be enough for commercial accounts.
To solve the problem, you can use the third-party Taplink service. It makes it possible to place an unlimited number of hyperlinks and links on the page. The service is convenient for the development of any business area. He is a real lifesaver for selling his goods and services.
Other important features of the Taplink service include:
- analysis of user activity;
- the ability to use an online checkout;
- embedding various modules on the site;
- implementing a countdown timer;
- an organized registration form.
With the help of the Taplink service, clients can contact the business owner in a couple of clicks. This simplifies the work process and affects the bottom line, as the audience becomes more loyal due to the convenience of communication and navigation.
How to unlink synced accounts
Unlinking profiles from each other occurs in the same way, but in reverse order. You will need to follow the same steps by going to the social network settings. If you need to include links to other social networks in the contact information, then this can be done in the same order. Synchronization is available for Twitter, Odnoklassniki and Facebook.
Algorithm for unlinking pages:
- You need to log into the Instagram application and authorize.
- In the upper right corner there will be a menu icon in the form of three stripes. Click on it.
- In the field that opens, select the settings with the gear icon.
- Next, you need to go to the “Linked accounts” section. There the synced pages will be highlighted.
- After clicking on the icon with the social network, you need to select “Unlink”. It is very important to save this action.
After completing the settings, the slider may remain blue. To fix this, you just need to restart the application. If, after all this, the synchronization has not disappeared, you will have to resort to using a PC, for this you need to go to your personal account through a computer.
PC shutdown algorithm:
- Go to the “Edit profile” section.
- In the menu that opens, select the line “Applications and sites”.
- The list will light up active In contact with. The delete button will be located directly below the icon. You need to click on it. In this case, the accounts will be completely unlinked from each other.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I sync accounts on Vkontakte and Instagram?
Errors when trying to link social networks to each other are very rare. Synchronization is not possible if one of the pages is locked or the user entered incorrect login information.
In this case, you need to check the correctness of the entered data, and then contact the support service of the social network.
Are there alternative ways to cross-post?
Yes, there are such methods. You can publish posts manually using the Share button. However, in this case, only the link will be visible on the page, not a separate post.
Another way involves the use of specialized services. In this case, posting will be carried out automatically. This will save you a lot of time. The disadvantage of such services is the need to pay for certain functions.
Why can’t I post posts?
There can be many reasons for this. One of them is a banal application crash. In this case, you need to clear the cache or update the application to the latest version.
Is it possible to find a user on Instagram in VKontakte?
This is possible if the user has synced pages on social networks or indicated a nickname in their information.
Why is page synchronization useful for promotion?
When a business owner has two different profiles, their audience will be different. If you combine them with each other, then the number of subscribers will also increase, and therefore potential buyers.
Briefly about the main thing
The ability to synchronize Vkontakte and Instagram pages opens up a wide scope for business promotion. This feature should not be neglected as it simplifies your work and increases the chances of success. Plus, synchronization is done in just a few steps. This process does not take much time and effort.
Sincerely, Veronika Vladimirova
specially for the proudalenku.ru project