Multiple Accounts

Overview

With the introduction of Instagram business profiles and the ability to switch between personal and business accounts' many people are wondering how to manage more than one account on Instagram.

Luckily, with some strategy and effort, it is possible to successfully follow and engage with your audience using multiple accounts.

Takeaway skills

  • Creating multiple accounts on Instagram
  • Managing multiple account on Instagram

We’ll cover the following:

  1. How many Instagram accounts you can have?
  2. Creating additional Instagram accounts
  3. Switching between Instagram accounts
  4. Summary
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1. Multiple Instagram Accounts

According to Instagram's Help Center, you may have up to five distinct Instagram accounts at once, which you can switch between without logging out.

You can certainly have more than 5 accounts but then you will have to log out and log in to access your additional accounts.

Make sure you have the latest Instagram app installed on your phone to access this feature.

Each of your Instagram accounts can't be created through one email address. So either you use a different email address for each account or you can sign up using your phone number, Instagram allows you to create more than one account under one phone number.

When would you want to create more than one account?

  • You already have a personal account and need to create a business account.
  • You need Instagram accounts for more than one business.
  • You manage Instagram accounts for others.

2. Creating Additional Instagram Account

You can create an additional Instagram account in two ways: using the app on your iPhone or the website on your computer.

Here are the steps for creating an Instagram account on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Press your profile photo icon at the bottom-right of the screen.
  3. Press your account name at the top right corner.
  4. Select Add Account from the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select Create New Account.
  6. Create a username and password.
  7. Follow along with the Instructions.
  8. You can choose to skip whenever the option is present.
  9. You can always come back to any settings later.

Follow these steps to get started on additional accounts from the desktop:

  1. Open your web browser on the desktop.
  2. Go to www.instagram.com.
  3. If you are already logged in to an Instagram account, log out of it.
  4. Click Sign Up.
  5. Use your email address or phone number.
  6. Create a username and password.
  7. Continue with the rest of the setup process.

You can either create a new Instagram account or log in to an existing one using one of these methods above.

3. Managing Multiple Accounts

Here's how to use the app to switch between several Instagram accounts:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Press your profile photo icon at the bottom-right of the screen.
  3. Press your account name at the top right corner.
  4. Select the account you’d like to switch to.

That's pretty much all there is to it! You may switch between up to five accounts at a time.

It may get tough managing multiple accounts from the Instagram app, and so you will need a third-party tool such as below to manage scheduling and publishing posts to these accounts or to do any advanced functions such as analytics to grow your account.

If you want to remove any account from the Instagram app, you can simply logout,

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Press your profile photo icon at the bottom-right of the screen.
  3. Press your account name at the top right corner.
  4. Select the account you’d like to switch to.
  5. Press the top-right three horizontal lines.
  6. Select Settings
  7. Scroll down and log out.

Summary

Managing multiple accounts can get tough, while Instagram allows you to manage 5 of them through their app, it is best to use third-party tools to make the best out of your work.

Also, remember that you cannot merge two accounts into one.

With the advent of social media and internet personalities, more individuals than ever before are managing numerous social media profiles at the same time.

Whether you're doing it for business or to show off your many exciting interests, we hope this article makes setting up multiple Instagram accounts simple.

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