It has finally happened. Instagram has heard our prayers and the time has come where we no longer have to login and out of our different Instagram accounts like cave people. Okay, that might be a bit dramatic but I’m not exaggerating when I say having the option for managing multiple Instagram accounts is one of the most exciting social media updates I’ve seen in quite some time (the one before this was discovering CoSchedule).
So if you’re like me and have to login to about 6 different Instagram accounts on a daily basis, this update is going to save you a hell of a lot of time and frustration when it comes to sharing your latest cat video on your personal account, blog update on your blog account or fancy food shot on your food only account. Everyone has that many Instagram accounts…right? Either way, let’s get started!
Managing Multiple Instagram Accounts
First things first, since this feature is only rolling out gradually over the week, there’s a good chance many of you don’t have access to it yet. Don’t panic though, it’s on its way. I am, in fact, one of those people (probably because I use an Android phone and I’m in Canada) so we are going to have to use these screenshots from iPhoneHacks, Buffer Blog & Engadget to demonstrate just how to do this. [Insert jealous sigh here]
Step #1: Account Settings
Go ahead and pop over into your account settings, scroll all the way down to the bottom. If you’re one of the lucky people who got access to this feature early this week you will see an “Add Account” button. Click on it.
Step #2: Login
Next you’ll have to do the traditional Login procedure to connect all the accounts you’d like (up to 5). After you’ve connected your accounts, you can switch through them easily by tapping the username on the top of the profile page. Simply tap on another account, and you’ll be switched right over.
Step #3: Use Your Different Accounts
You’ll be able to tell which account your using by glancing at the top of your screen. It won’t disappear like it did previously when you only had one account, so hopefully you won’t make any posting or commenting mistakes!
So, are you as excited as I am about the latest Instagram update? Do you use your Instagram for multiple accounts or do you only have one for everything? Let us curious Nerds know in the comments section!