Instagram Launches Multi-account Support for Android And iOS

Instagram Launches Multi-account Support for Android And iOS
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Good news Instagram users, it is now easier to change between multiple accounts. Imagine visiting your accounts without having to log in and log out each time you need to check a specific account.


The photograph sharing platform has announced that users will now be able to switch accounts using the app on both Android and iOS devices for as many as five accounts logged in at once. The said feature will be available at the latest version of the Facebook owned application which is 7.15, reports Venture Beat.

Instagram has posted a blog announcing the new feature and detailing a bit on how one should go about it. The instructions start with going to your profile settings to add an additional account. From there, the user can tap their username found at the top of their profile to switch between accounts.

The post explains that once the user has multiple accounts added, they will see their profile photo appear in places throughout the app. This is to let users know or tell what account they are using at the moment and avoid confusion. Instagram also confirmed that it has been testing out the app’s new feature in the past days.

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Instagram has been observed to have been moving forward into the world of advertising. So it does make sense for people representing companies to be able to switch from personal to corporate accounts and vice versa if they needed or just want to.

On its support page, the photo sharing platform explains that if a user has added multiple Instagram accounts, they may get push notifications from any account that has them turned on. This will also depend on when they had last logged into their accounts and the number of devices that are logged into an account.

Instagram was first acquired by Facebook in April 2012 and has since made it into its own standalone photo app. So far the platform has seen success despite having many competitors emerging from big tech companies and start up companies alike.