Various third-party apps are offering the ability to use multiple Instagram accounts, for quite a while. It was about time the official Instagram provided this functionality out of the box (official is always best, right?). No more logging in and out to switch between accounts, or using multiple devices.
It makes sense (on any social platform) that some users might need to have multiple Instagram accounts, each with its own purpose. And finally, the official Instagram apps for both Android and iOS offer a simple way to switch between accounts without having to log in and out every time. Here’s how you can use Instagram’s new feature.
Add an additional account in the Instagram app
Firstly, your Instagram app needs to be version 7.15 or higher so if you haven’t updated it already you can do it from the links below.
Instagram (Google Play Store)
Instagram (iOS App Store)
Assuming your Instagram app is now up to date, open it and go your profile page. There, tap the cog icon on iOS or the three-dot button on Android.
Scroll down on the Options screen and tap on the ‘Add Account’ option. Then enter the account’s username and password and log in.
Note: There’s a chance your Instagram app is version 7.15 or higher but the “Add Account” option is not available yet. In that case, you might have to wait for few more days as the update rolls out to everyone.
Switch between accounts in the Instagram app
This new Instagram update makes switching between accounts a cinch. Simply go to your profile page, and on the top-left side of the screen, tap on your username.
A drop-down list will show all your connected accounts and you can switch to another one by tapping on it. Super easy, right?
Have you been struggling to manage more than one Instagram account until now? Do you find Instagram’s newly added support for multiple accounts useful? Let us know in the comments section below or drop us a line on on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.