Instagram officially announces support for account switching

By , Feb 8, 2016

instagram announces support for multiple accounts in the mobile app

Instagram has announced on Monday that its users can start logging in to its free mobile app with multiple user accounts, a feature that will be particularly useful for any companies who manage more than one account for social media purposes, or for individuals who have multiple accounts for various interests.

Instagram originally started rolling out the multi-account feature last week, but the official announcement comes out today via a Tweet pointing to Instagram’s blog.

According to the blog post, users should start seeing the feature in the app as early as this week despite the leaks indicating that the feature was available for some Instagram users last week.

Starting this week, you can quickly and easily switch between multiple accounts on Instagram! 🎉

Go to your profile settings to add an additional account. From there, tap your username at the top of your profile to switch between accounts. 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 the moment.

To learn more, check out the Instagram Help Center.

At the moment, the feature is still rolling out to users of the mobile app for both the iOS and Android platforms, so not everyone has access to it just yet. For those that do, the feature is accessible from the settings within the Instagram app itself, and from there, users can sign in to more accounts to log into existing ones.

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The feature is being made available in version 7.15 of the Instagram mobile app for iOS and Android only, and not in earlier versions of the app or for other platforms, so you’ll have to make sure you update to the latest version of Instagram, which is available for free in the App Store.

Will you be signing into Instagram with more than one account? Share in the comments below.

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  • Mr_Coldharbour

    The “Add Account” button appeared for me just a few hours ago, though not everyone is getting this at the moment. Looks like a gradual roll out of the feature, and a very welcomed feature.

    Now this gives very little reason to keep these 3rd-party Instagram apps, most of which are horrible or at least the good ones took a turn for the worst and started including ads on their app asking you to pay €2.99 for an IAP to remove them. They’ll bite the dust soon enough.

  • David J Delgado

    Mine showed up earlier today. Useful for me, so it’s a welcomed feature.

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    *Instagram rolls out the feature a week ago*

    *News goes all over the internet*

    *Instagram keeps quiet*

    *Instagram officially announces feature expecting everyone to be amazed*

    • therealjjohnson

      Did it really go out all over the internet? It hit a few tech blogs. Not hardly “All over the Internet”.

    • They didn’t roll anything out last week. A few beta testers had the feature available last week.

      *Trolls come out of the closet for no apparent reason.

  • Jip2

    to be honest i used to jailbreak my iphone just for switch accounts on instagram, activator, winterboard,springtomize and iapcracker, i guess we need winterboard or simething similar 😉