Instagram has become one of the most popular photo sharing platform with the user base increasing rapidly. If you are a user of Instagram you will be knowing the importance of having a followers for your business accounts which can help professionally as well and not just for fun. There has been a new update recently for Instagram which allows users to add and use multiple accounts in Instagram App for Android and iOS. The Instagram Account Switching feature has been included from App version 7.15 for both Android and iOS devices.
This certainly makes it quite easy for users like me, who want to have two separate accounts – one personal and one for my business. For such instances we had to use third party apps which was not that preferable. So let us see how to add and use multiple accounts in Instagram for Android and iOS.
Steps to Add multiple accounts in Instagram Apps:
Launch the Instagram App and Log in to your account by entering the username and password on your device
Tap on the profile icon on the right side bottom of the display to view your profile
There are two options to add a new account to Instagram – 1) On the right side top of the display you can see your username, if you are getting a down arrow icon beside it, tap on it and you can see the option “Add Account”. In case you are not getting this option you need to follow option 2) Tap on the three dot icon (Android) or Gear Icon (iOS) on the right side top of the display, scroll down to the bottom of the list of options available and under About you can find the “Add Account” option, tap on it
Now you will be taken to a Log in page, enter the username or phone number or email of the other account which you wish to add and the password and Log in, in case you are having a Facebook account for the other account you can login through Facebook as well.
How to Switch between and use Two accounts in Instagram:
Once you have successfully added the second account, you can access the second account by going to your profile (Tap on the profile icon on the lower right bottom)
Now tap on your “username” which will be located on the top left of the display (for android). For iOS the username will be on the top middle of the display.
Here all the added accounts will be displayed as a drop down window, tap on the one you wish to use
According to Instagram at the moment from a single Instagram app you can add and use 5 accounts at a time. This is quite useful for businessmen or any user who wants to keep their personal and professional accounts different.