For social media marketers, it’s very important to handle all accounts in one place at one time. Then, they are able to cut off hassles of letting their social accounts going uncontrolled. Well, new Inbox feature of Facebook allows you to keep tabs on any comment made on your Instagram page and you can respond right from your Facebook. This new feature turns out to be a great helper for those who are so busy to check their Instagram regularly. Don’t you believe this magic? Stay to the end to discover how to manage Instagram via Facebook Inbox.
1. Advantages of Managing Instagram via Facebook Inbox
Online marketers are spending more time than ever before on managing their virtual presences on a different social media channels. It’s time-consuming to keep up with a huge number of notifications from all platforms. The new Facebook inbox feature enables them to control all online communications in a single place.
Time-saving (a single inbox for different channels)
You can easily see the very first advantage of using the Facebook inbox for Instagram comments. Imagine you’re regularly working on your desktop, you can respond quickly to Instagram comments or notifications without opening Instagram app on your mobile device. You then can feel confident that you are not missing any important message.
If you’re having a team of people manage your Facebook and Instagram. This new feature of Facebook Inbox will streamline account access. Why? It’s simply that admin or editor of your Facebook page can access to your Instagram account notifications. Then, they can respond on behalf of you without logging into your Instagram username and password.
More personalised service
You will find it a lot easier to see basic information about your customers who are interacting with you. All you need is click on a certain username to learn about his profile. Why don’t take advantage of this feature on Facebook inbox for your Insta business.
So, there’s no reason that discourage you from using Facebook inbox for replying Instagram comments and notifications. Let’s go into steps to manage Instagram via Facebook inbox.
2. How to Manage Instagram via Facebook Inbox
The very first thing to do is update your Facebook Inbox. You can either open this feature on your desktop or on your mobile devices.
On your desktop, you will see the inbox tab right at the top of your screen next to notification.
On your mobile device, the inbox tab is recognizable at the bottom of the screen.
Step 1: Connect your Facebook account with your Instagram account
You’re required to convert your Instagram account to business profile before connecting it with your Facebook page. ( Go to this article to learn more about how to change your personal account into business account). If you have yet to connect your Facebook account with Instagram account, then a box pops up that prompts you to complete the conversion.
Open the Facebook inbox, you see a notification that you are able to respond to Instagram comments. As this will automatically apply to your Facebook page.
Step 2: Go ahead with Instagram comments via Facebook inbox
Once you’ve connected successfully your Facebook account with Instagram account. Then all your Instagram comments as well as notifications will automatically pop up in the Facebook inbox.
Click on All to get notifications from both Facebook page and Instagram page. (You’ll see comments, captions, times as well as usernames of those who have left comments)
Click on Post notification to view all comments of a certain post.
You can see notifications singly from messenger, Facebook, or Instagram by click on each tap
Done! now you can completely manage Instagram via Facebook inbox. That’s cool, isn’t it? But guess what? not only that, you can also edit Instagram account details from your Facebook page. Take a quick look at these steps!
Edit your Instagram account details from your Facebook page
Click Help and then select Settings
A menu list pops up, click to choose Instagram
Then, you’ll be taken to Instagram screen. Click on Edit button. Here, you are able to edit account name, username, bio description or even contact information. Once you’ve done, click Save to set up changes.
Of course, there are some Instagram features are not handy when you respond to Instagram comments on Facebook inbox or when you edit your Instagram via Facebook. But, in fact Facebook inbox gives you a opportunity to streamline your social communication management. You’ll see yourself read and reply Instagram comments right from your desktop. Have you tried Facebook inbox? Is it useful? Share your trial and leave a reply for more help.