How to link your Tiktok and Instagram accounts and why to do it

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You knew you could connect TikTok and Instagram to share your videos in a simple step directly on both social networks? So why not combine both platforms to get more out of your videos?

Although Instagram has several options for creating short videos of different themes and share them directly on your account, we know that TikTok is currently the king of this medium.

To learn step by step how connect both social networks and get the most out of your videos, keep reading this tutorial.



How to link your TikTok and Instagram accounts and why you should do it

How to connect your Instagram account with TikTok

connect your Instagram account to TikTok it is very easy. You just have to follow these steps:

  • Log in to the TikTok app and go to your profile.
  • Then, go to the Edit Profile option.

Enter your TikTok profile to connect both accounts

  • Next, go to the Instagram section located below.
  • Next, you will be directed to the Instagram page to log in with your account using your username and password.
  • Once you have entered the data, the application will ask you if you want to save the information or not. Choose the one you prefer the most.
  • Now you need to authorize the app to terminate the connection and that's it. You already have both profiles connected quickly and easily.

Add Instagram to your user profile

In addition to the option for connect your TikTok account with Instagram, the platform allows you to sync it with YouTube. The process is exactly the same, only you have to select YouTube instead of Instagram and log in with your Google account.



What's the benefit of adding Instagram to TikTok?

Adding Instagram to your TikTok profile has its advantages. Mainly, as a content creator it is important that as many people as possible know you and the best way to do this is through social networks.

One of the benefits is the simplification of publications by linking both platforms

Remember that the audience on TikTok is not the same on Instagram and vice versa. This way you can reach a wider audience, grow faster and viral your content across all platforms. Of course, not forgetting that it's a great idea in this case to keep both accounts fed with new content created entirely by you.

How to upload TikTok videos directly to Instagram

If you want to upload a video to Instagram directly from TikTok, you can easily do it by following these steps:

Use the Kapwing online tool to adapt videos to Instagram format

  • Record and edit video from TikTok and save it to your device.
  • Now go to your browser (Chrome, Safari or whatever you use on your mobile) and access Kapwing, an online tool that will help you resize the video you recorded on TikTok. It's totally free and online, so it doesn't require any installation.
  • Upload your video by selecting the Create option to automatically fit the required size for Instagram. This process takes only a few seconds.
  • Once the process is done, download the resized video in .MP4 format and share it on Instagram.

It is important to know that the aspect ratio of Instagram and TikTok videos are not the same. For example, in TikTok the format is 9:16 as videos are usually recorded vertically, while for Instagram posts the recommended format is between 4: 5 and 1.91: 1, something more square.



For this reason it is important to resize the videos before uploading them as a publication, so that they fit correctly to the formats required by Instagram. However, if you want to upload them to your Stories, the TikTok format will come in handy and you won't have to resize them.

Can I unlink accounts again?

In case you wish unlink your Instagram account from TikTok, the process is very simple. You simply have to:


  • Log in to the TikTok app and go to your profile.
  • Then, go to the option "Edit profile".
  • Next, go to the Instagram section located below.
  • At this point, select the Unlink option. This way, TikTok will delete your information from Instagram and both profiles will be separated.

If you no longer want to post your videos on both platforms, you can unlink your accounts with these steps

Now that you know how to share your TikTok videos on Instagram, what are you waiting for? Unleash your creativity and create unique and fun content that identifies you.

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