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Quickies: Managing Multiple Instagram Accounts

By Tess | 1st Mar 2016 | Posted in Quickies

We’ve created a series of bite-sized blog posts just long enough to give you the downlow on all kinds of digital wizardry, because we love sharing our knowledge and know-how. Get tips for improving your social media efforts, discover powerful PR tricks, and learn all kinds of hacks to make your work life easier. Here is our super quick tip of the week.


Until recently, managing multiple Instagram accounts was a bit of a bore. Well, logging in and out of various accounts was anyway. The marvellous people at Instagram have now changed all that though, adding a simple functionality to flick between accounts with minimal effort with app version 7.15 for both Android and iOS.


For anyone using more than one Instagram profile; from marketers working on multiple professional brand profiles, to those of us managing their dog’s profile as well as their own personal profile, Instagram’s multiple login function was a huge step forward.


Firstly you need to add all the accounts you manage to your profile. To do this:

  • Login to your main Instagram profile.
  • Go to your profile page.
  • Tap the settings button in the top right hand corner.
  • Scroll down to “Add Account” (towards the bottom).
  • You’ll now be able to enter the username and password of a different account.
  • Tap login.
  • You’ll now be on the profile page of the account you added.
  • Repeat the process as necessary, up to 5 accounts.

Once you’ve added all the accounts, switching between them couldn’t be easier! Simply:

  • Go to your profile page.
  • At the very top of the screen you’ll see the name of the profile, and next to it a downwards arrow.
  • Click the arrow.
  • From the drop down menu, tap the profile you want to switch to using.
  • You’ll now be on the profile page you selected.

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