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Video: Instagram’s New Multiple Account Feature

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This morning, we showed you the new Instagram multiple accounts feature that is slowly rolling out on Android, but wanted to follow that up with a deeper look on video to give you a better idea as to how it works. Once additional accounts have been added, it’s really easy to flip between them all. 

Some of you may be wondering why anyone would need to support multiple accounts on Instagram and the answer is simple – people like me. Or other business owners. Or people whose job is to manage social media accounts for the company they work for. Or people who want an account for posting car pictures to and another for posting food. There are a lot of reasons for having multiple accounts, so seeing this feature arrive finally, is a big deal.

The clip walks you through this in detail, but the basics for managing multiple accounts on Instagram are as follows. Once logged in, head to your profile page and open the settings menu. At the very bottom of the list of settings, you will see an option to “Add Account.” Tap that and type out your credentials for your secondary or third or fourth account. Once you have added additional accounts, you can then quickly add more or jump between them all on the profile page through a drop down menu at the top left, where your account name is located.

You will hear this in the clip, but it appears as if this feature is a part of the latest beta (v7.12.0) and may also only be slowly rolling out behind the scenes through a server side switch. I have it, yet a number of others on this version do not.

Either way, check it out in action below and let us know if you see it pop-up!

  • Alonso Garcia

    Joined beta testers group today and received 7.13.0 update, but no multiple account option 🙁

  • Chad Baker

    I still have not received the ability to add an additional account and I am a beta tester and on the same version as in the video. Bummer

    • dsignori

      Me either.

  • Ryan savini

    now i don’t have to sign in and out of my personal Insta and my beer geek ish…mmmm Beer

  • Joey Riz

    They removed my second added account yesterday… Not sure why they need to take the feature away if i already had it…

  • Ryan Chapman

    Finallllllyyyyyyyy, running a business is not fun running two separate accounts. Such a pain.

  • The Darkness of the World

    I still don’t have it yet and I downloaded the apk.

  • Boomdizzle

    I didn’t realize this was a big feature. I mean I can see for a tech blog it would be nice so the writers can flip between the sites IG and their personal, but how many normal people will actually use this? I mean most people probably only have one account on their phone, but I guess it would be nice for a family that shares a tablet or something.

    • Ilya Kolodiychik

      I’m a normal person and I’ll be using the crap out of this feature. I’m a photographer and also a motovlogger (I ‘blog’ while riding my motorcycle). Now I can split all that crap up in their own respective accounts.

  • ntxct

    So three pages of Droid life posting “deals”(one phone review… this news blurb)…. And not one mention of the Droid Turbo getting its bootloader unlocked yesterday … Why do I come here anymore?

    • patt

      it’s nexus life 😀 but they also forgot to mention their favorite phone was 199.99$ on amazon 😀

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  • They just pushed an update that removed the muti-account management. It’s back to a single account…

    • thats not true. multi account disabled server side. new update add/fix something actually.

  • Nice, I was just complaining the other day how I wish IG would do this.

  • AndrewScottRox

    Bring back TweetDeck!

  • shooter50

    This is awesome!!

  • Allen Edmonds

    Where’s the APK?

  • you can hold the profile tab at the bottom to change account.