Instagram has officially announced that it has begun rolling out support for switching between multiple accounts in its iOS app, without requiring users to log out and log back in.
Facebook had started testing this feature on some Android users, but today it released the multiple account feature for iOS users. This is a long requested feature and finally Facebook decided to implement it.
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 help.instagram.com. Account switching will be available as part of Instagram version 7.15 for iOS and Android
How to enable multiple accounts?
Before anything else, it’s worth pointing out that while Instagram has officially announced the feature, multi-account switching is still being rolled out. This means that not all users of Instagram for iOS already have access to it.
To find out if you’re one of the users who already have access to multi-account switching, make sure you have the latest version of Instagram for iOS (version 7.15), open the app, and follow these steps:
- Go to the profile tab.
- Tap the settings icon.
Scroll down and see if there’s an option labeled “Add Account” near the bottom, as shown in the screenshot above.
(If the option is not there, it means that you still don’t have access to multi-account switching. But there is an “Add Account” option, tap it and enter the username and password for the account you’d like to add.)
Note that you can enable multi-account switching for up to five accounts.
Switching Between accounts is easy!!
Switching between multiple accounts can be easily done with these steps:
- Go to the profile tab.
- Tap the profile name at the top of the screen.
- Tap the account you’d like to switch to.
With multi-account switching enabled, you can quickly and easily switch between multiple Instagram accounts and access their respective feeds, comments, and direct messages without having to log out and log back in. What’s more, as shown in the screenshot below, your push notifications will indicate which accounts your received likes and comments are for.
What do you guys think? Do you already have this feature? How are you liking it? Let us know in the comments below!