Instagram brings multi-account switching in iOS and Android apps


Instagram has now officially introduced multi-account support inside the app, with which users can now maintain more than one account on the same device. The new feature will be available in the new version 7.15 of the app, which will allow users to have up to five accounts logged in.

According to the Instagram Blog, users will need to go to their profile settings to add an additional account. From there, you can tap your username at the top of your profile to switch between accounts. Once you have multiple accounts added, you shall see your profile photo appear in places throughout the app, so you can always tell which one you are using at the moment.

To add the multiple accounts, this is what you will need to do:

Go to your profile and tap or in the top right

  1. Scroll down and tap Add Account
  2. Enter the username and password of the account you’d like to add

To switch between accounts you’ve added:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap your username at the top of the screen
  3. Tap the account you’d like to switch to

Note that you can add up to 5 accounts.

Prior to Instagram instituting the update that allows their users to switch between multiple accounts without logging out, those who wanted to perform such an action had to turn to third-party apps to create such a feat.

Instagram has 400 million active users worldwide. Over 40 billion photos have already been shared on the platform, at a rate of 80 million per day and with an average 3.5 billion daily “likes.”

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