Switch Accounts in Instagram – Finally
The facility to switch accounts in Instagram app was long overdue but expected. Twitter offered it’s account switching for apps a long time back which is a blessing for twitterati with multiple accounts. Instagram has finally followed suit after beta testing in December 2015. Bless you Instagram for small mercies.
Last week Instagram blog announced that account switching was available for Instagram apps on both iOS & Android platforms. Writing on its blog, Instagram stated: “Starting this week, you can quickly and easily switch between multiple accounts”. Their blog also mentioned that “account switching will be available as part of Instagram version 7.15 for iOS and Android”.
This is a big deal if you like me, manage multiple Instagram accounts. I currently operate 2 Instagram accounts and there are two more on the way. In order to post to any one of them, I had to log out of the account I was logged into, and then login to the one I wanted to post from. The ability to switch accounts in Instagram has finally taken this serious pain away.
How to switch accounts in Instagram?
To be able to switch accounts in Instagram, go to your profile settings (look for the gear icon) in the app and scroll down till you see “Add Account“. To add an additional account, enter your username, password and hit login. Your current account will display its goodies.
From there, scroll up to the top of the screen and tap on your username. This is right at the top of your profile. It will give you a list of all accounts and allow you to switch accounts in Instagram. Once you have multiple accounts added, you’ll see your profile photo appear in places throughout the app so you can always tell which one you’re using at that moment.
You can add up to 5 accounts to a single app install as of now. Have fun instagramming. I am loving it more than ever.