[Fixed] 4 Reasons Why You Can’t Link Instagram to TikTok 2024

Like me, I know you’re wondering why won’t TikTok let me link my Instagram.

In this article, I’ll show you how to link Instagram to TikTok and why you can’t link Instagram to TikTok in certain cases.

TikTok may not allow you to link your Instagram if you haven’t granted the necessary permissions or if there’s a technical issue.

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How to link Instagram to TikTok

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Although TikTok did not previously offer a direct link to Instagram, it is now fairly easy to link TikTok to Instagram.

This feature can be a great way to cross-promote your content and increase your following on both platforms.

By connecting your Instagram account to your TikTok account, you can use the TikTok app and share your videos instantly to your Instagram account without having to store and upload your content separately or switch between the two accounts.

This will also make it easier for your fans to find you on multiple social media sites

Additionally, you can choose to have your TikTok likes and comments automatically shared to your Instagram profile, which can help you to grow your audience and engagement on both platforms.

Connecting your TikTok and Instagram accounts is a pretty simple process as you’ll see below:

  1. Open your TikTok app and tap the Profile icon on the bottom right corner of your screen.
  2. Click Edit Profile, then go to the Social section, and on Instagram tap Add Instagram.
  3. In the next window, the Instagram login screen will load and prompt you to enter your Instagram username and password to log in.
  4. Select Allow when prompted and when you do, this will give Instagram access to your TikTok account.

After you log in, you will be directed to your TikTok profile, there should now be an Instagram icon showing next to the Edit Profile button on your profile page.

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Why Won't TikTok Let Me Link My Instagram

Tip: If you want to unlink the two accounts, all you need to do is follow the same steps above.

With your TikTok and Instagram account now linked, you should be able to use the apps together to grow your social media following and post your content with less hustle.

You will also be able to create unique videos in minutes and share them directly to your Instagram account with just a tap of a button.

Can’t link Instagram to TikTok?

Let’s examine a scenario where this link is unsuccessful; perhaps the Instagram button is hidden or it is just not functioning.

Here are a few tricks you can try to solve the ‘can’t connect Instagram to TikTok’ issue.

Much as it’s not a guarantee that the provided fixes will work for everyone, my hope is that one of them will surely fix your problem.

To apply the above, follow the steps shared below.

First, consider this:

1. Multiple Instagram accounts should not use the same logins

Your problem may be springing from the fact that you have multiple Instagram accounts using the same login, which causes confusion with your Instagram account when trying to link it to your TikTok account because you may be linking the wrong Instagram account to your TikTok profile.

If this is the case for you, try changing the second Instagram account’s password or changing the email to a new one, then log in to your TikTok using the second account’s credentials.

Remember always to make sure you only connect one Instagram account to your TikTok account because connecting multiple accounts will interfere with your TikTok account and you will fail to link both accounts.

If multiple Instagram accounts didn’t cause your issue, there could be several reasons why you can’t add Instagram to TikTok.

2. Link TikTok to Instagram feature not available in your region

Another possibility is that the feature is not available in your region. TikTok frequently rolls out new features and updates at different times for different markets, so it’s possible that linking Instagram is not yet available where you are.

3. A technical issue preventing TikTok to link to Instagram

Another possibility is that there could be a technical issue preventing the link from being established. This could be due to a bug or glitch in the app, or an issue with the Instagram API that TikTok uses to connect the accounts.

4. Limiting external links by TikTok

Additionally, TikTok may have deliberately chosen not to allow users to link their Instagram accounts as part of its strategy to keep users on its platform. By limiting external links, TikTok can encourage users to spend more time within its ecosystem and reduce the risk of losing users to other social media platforms.

Regardless of the reason, if you’re unable to link your Instagram account to TikTok, it’s important to remember that there are still many ways to create and share content on both platforms independently.

What to do if your Instagram is failing to connect to TikTok

If your Instagram account is failing to connect to TikTok, there are a few steps you can take to try and resolve the issue:

1. Reinstall your TikTok app

Try deleting your TikTok app and reinstalling it. This is one of the few working fixes that work for many users. 

Before you delete your app, make sure you don’t have any drafts you might need later because deleting the app will likely delete any drafts you have in your data. 

You may also want to consider deleting and reinstalling your Instagram as well.

Make sure you restart your device after the reinstallation.

2. Update the TikTok and Instagram apps

Sometimes, these errors and malfunctions on apps are caused by outdated versions of apps.  Make sure your TikTok and Instagram apps are up to date to clear any bugs and errors.

To do this:

  • On your device, go to Google Play Store or the App Store (or go through your app settings to check for an update.)
  • Search for Instagram or TikTok
  • Click on the app icon then click on the Update button.

This will download and install the latest TikTok or Instagram on your device. However, if you are already running the latest version of either or both apps you will not see the option to upgrade to the latest version.

3. Clear your app’s cache

Your failure to link your Instagram account to your TikTok account may be attributed to an accumulation in your cache or a bug. To solve this problem, try clearing your TikTok app’s cache to refresh the app and remove any error and process failures that may have occurred.

You can clear your TikTok cache directly from your profile by going to your TikTok Settings, under Cache & Cellular, going to  Free up space, and then clearing your cache. 

Or, you can clear your cache via your device’s settings.

To do this:

Go to Settings > Apps or Apps and Notifications, look for TikTok, click on it, then go to Storage and Clear cache.

You may as well clear your Instagram app’s cache for good measure.

Additionally, make sure that your device is connected to a stable internet connection. Poor connectivity can cause issues with linking accounts on TikTok.


  1. Can I link my Instagram account to TikTok?

    Yes, it is possible to link your Instagram account to TikTok. When you link your Instagram account to TikTok, your Instagram username will appear on your TikTok profile, and your TikTok videos can be shared to your Instagram story.

  2. How to link TikTok to Instagram?

    To link your Instagram account to TikTok, open TikTok, click on “Edit Profile”. Then, click on “Instagram” and enter your Instagram login credentials. Then follow the prompts to add an Instagram link to TikTok.

  3. What are the benefits of linking my Instagram account to TikTok?

    Linking your Instagram account to TikTok can help you cross-promote your content, increase your following on both platforms, and make it easier for your fans to find you on multiple social media sites.

  4. Can I link multiple Instagram accounts to my TikTok profile?

    No, at this time you can only link one Instagram account to your TikTok profile.

  5. Do I need a business account on Instagram to link it to TikTok?

    No, you do not need a business account on Instagram to link it to TikTok. You can link a personal or business account to your TikTok profile.

  6. Why TikTok Instagram link not working?

    The exact phrase “TikTok Instagram link not working” highlights the persistent problem users face when attempting to access external links on these platforms, causing inconvenience and hindering the seamless sharing of information.

    The exact reason behind this issue remains unknown, as both TikTok and Instagram have not provided any official statements addressing the matter. 

Let’s Wrap Up

In conclusion, if you are experiencing difficulties linking your Instagram account to TikTok, there are several reasons that could be causing this issue. By troubleshooting the problem and checking for these potential issues, you may be able to successfully link TikTok to Instagram.

However, if after trying the above recommendations you still haven’t been able to link Instagram to TikTok, you can always report the problem to TikTok support and they may be able to help you.

To report a problem: 

To report a problem again, go to the Settings and Privacy section on the hamburger icon (☰) top right corner on your app.

Scroll down to the Support & About section, and you will see “Report a problem

In the Search, you can type in “Instagram” and select “unable to link Instagram accounts to profile”

Select No in the next window then select “Need more help”

Type in details of your issue in the text box, then click the Submit button when you are done.

TikTok support will get back to you with a fix for your problem (hopefully).

Alternatively, you could link your Instagram or any other social media account to your TikTok by simply adding a link in your TikTok bio so that your followers can quickly visit your other social media pages or even your website. 

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