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How Do I Add And Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts?

Last updated on August 5th, 2019 at 03:15 pm

Add And Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts

More than one billion people use Instagram every month, and millions of business and creators showcase stories visually to their audience, connect with friends, and build their brand through the platform. If you are new on Instagram and want to enjoy it’s enhanced features, it would be exciting and awesome. But, to craft and think how you can stand out in such a huge crowd would be little strategic, but fortunately getting started with Instagram is much easier than it might look.    

Moreover, Instagram allows users to use multiple accounts on a single device and also enable users to switch between them easily. The feature was introduced in 2016 to make it convenient for users to access their every account on the same app. Instagram gives its users an option to use up to five various Instagram accounts on a phone. As a business operator, creator, or a simple user, you just need to add another Instagram account on your device.

“For example – If you operate a business in different parts of the country, you can use multiple Instagram accounts to promote or sell your products. One of the biggest examples of using multiple accounts is the restaurant chain KFC. The company also does the same thing. They have multiple Instagram accounts for different countries.”

If you have multiple Instagram accounts, you can attract your followers to both of your accounts growing them simultaneously. You can have one account focused on business, and the other focused on personal, this is the main reason for the people having two Instagram account. The overall result you can attain with this fantastic option is attracting more exposure from multiple Instagram account.

If you want to learn how to add and switch between multiple Instagram accounts, read on the article and look for the easiest steps-

Adding Multiple Accounts:

1. Launch Instagram App:

Launch the Instagram application on your phone- it would be the multicolor icon with a white camera image inside it.  Doing this will directly lead towards its main page or newsfeed page.

In case, you are not logged in already, then you will be required to enter your email address/phone number/username and password to log in into your account.

Add And Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts - username and password

2. Open Profile:

You need to tap on the “profile” icon located at the bottom right of the screen. It is symbolically represented by a humanoid icon.

Add And Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts - tap on the profile icon

3. Tap Hamburger Menu:

Once you opened the Instagram app, tap the “hamburger” menu located at the right corner of the screen shown by three horizontal lines.

Add And Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts - tap the hamburger menu

On iOS, the option will be located at the bottom right corner of the page.

4. Tap Settings:

Here, you need to tap the “settings” icon located at the bottom of the screen. It will lead you towards a new page with multiple settings options, including account settings, privacy and security, and other account’s related options.

Add And Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts - Tap On Settings

5. Tap Add Account:

On the new page originated from the “Settings” option, you need to scroll down the page until you get the “Add Account” blue link.   Tap on the link to proceed with the further options.

Add And Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts - Tap Add Account

6. Enter the User Name & Password:

When you tap on the “Add account” link,  it will navigate you on a new page asking for the username and password. Fill up the blank boxes with the right information (registered username and password).

Add And Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts - enter username and password

Once you enter the required credentials, tap on “Log In” link to open the new Instagram account. Doing this, your new account will also be linked on the app.

Switch Between Added Account:

1. Open Instagram:

Open the Instagram app on your device- it appears as a multicolor icon.  Doing this will directly lead you towards the main page or newsfeed page.

Switch Between Added Account - Open Instagram

If you are not logged in already, then you will be required to enter your email address, username, or phone number associated with your account and correct password to open the Instagram app.

2. Open Profile:

At the bottom of the Instagram’s main page, you will see multiple options that are: “Home” icon where you see all the uploads of your followers and friends, “Search” icon represented with a lens image to discover new people and pages, “+” icon to add or upload content, “Heart” icon where you can find all the activities you have done in the last past seven days, and a “Humanoid” icon where you can make edits to your profile as per your requirements.

Tap On Humanoid Icon

Here, you need to tap on the “Humanoid” icon to proceed with the steps.

3. Tap The Drop- Down Arrow:

Once you tap on the profile icon, you will be directed on a new page where you will have multiple options to make edits in your profile. On the page, look for the drop-down menu located at the top-right side of the page, beside your username.

Switch Between Added Account - Tap The Drop- Down Arrow

Tap on the menu, here,  a pop-up will appear on half of the screen where you will have all the account you have added on the app.

4. Select The Account :

Select the account you wish to switch by tapping on the circle located in front of the account. 

Switch Between Added Account - Select The Account

Moreover, the best part of this option is, you can easily add additional accounts through this field by selecting “Add account.”

 If you want to log out from the certain accounts, switch to the account and then simply select the logout option. Doing this will no longer be available to access until you add it back.

Instagram has proven its ability in the social networking market since the day it launched. The channel has been one of the most loved networks all because of its advanced features and options it offers to its users.  And with the rollout of adding and switching between multiple Instagram accounts, the giant has made it convenient and super-easy for brands, marketers, creators as well as for the frequent users to share their content as quickly as possible to their different feeds. The feature of accessing multiple accounts on the same device helped a lot of profiles to manage their clients, personal connections, and business without any tiresome procedure. But yes, there is a small limitation one has to face that is one can only add or switch up to five accounts at one time. You can quickly switch between accounts easily and receive notifications of every double tap from all accounts right to your home screen.