Instagram popularity has been growing over the time and now it has got beyond the 1 billion monthly users. The Instagram social media platform keeps adding new feature to improve user’s accessibility and comfort in experiencing the use of platform. Instagram multiple accounts feature is already allowing users to connect multiple accounts to the same profile and switch between them on the app fast and easy. Now in addition to this possibility, Instagram multiple accounts owners can post the same content to different accounts at the same time without needing to switch and upload the post twice in different accounts. Here is full description about multiple Instagram accounts and how to post on them.
How to add multiple Instagram accounts?
You are able to add multiple Instagram accounts so you can easily switch between them without having to log out and log back in. In order to add multiple Instagram accounts follow the steps bellow.
- Install the latest version of Instagram.
- Go to your profile page.
- Tap the tree line icon to enter menu.
- Tap Settings.
- Scroll down and tap Add Account.
- Enter the username and password of the account and sign up.
After you add your new account and you own multiple account you can switch between them without login out and in again. In order to switch between accounts you have added follow the steps bellow.
- Go to your profile on one of the accounts.
- Tap your username at the top of the screen.
- Choose the account you like to switch to.
- You also can press and hold on the small profile photo at the right bottom your profile page and switch to your desired account.
Remember that you can only be logged into a single Instagram account at the same time while it is a good news that your device can store login information for multiple Instagram accounts, so you do not have to enter your login information any time you want to switch.
You always can add or remove login information for your multiple Instagram accounts from your Instagram App settings. In order to add or remove Instagram login information on your app follow the steps bellow.
- Go to your profile page on one of your accounts.
- Tap the three line icon to enter menu.
- Tap Settings.
- Scroll down and tap Logins.
- Tap Add account to add login information for a new Instagram account or Log out of [username] to remove login information.
In case you want to log out of all the Instagram accounts on your device from the profile menu tap Log out of All Accounts and it would remove login information for all of your Instagram accounts.
Remember that Removing login information only removes the account from your device and will not delete your Instagram account.
How to add posts to multiple Instagram accounts at the same time?
It happens sometimes that you need to add a same photo or video to more than one Instagram account. Earlier you had to re upload the post after switching to another account but with the launch of new feature if you have more than one Instagram account and are logged into them, you are provided with the option to post to multiple accounts at once in the process when you are trying to publish a picture. Here is how to do it step by step.
- Update your Instagram app
Install the latest version of Instagram.
- Choose to add a new post.
Tap the + icon to add a new post.
- Choose the post content.
Take a photo or video or upload an existing one from your camera roll.
- Crop and decorate your post.
Decorate the photo or video with filters and crop options and tap next.
- Add caption.
Create a caption, tag people or add location if you wish.
- Go through existing accounts.
Scroll down to the bottom of screen and you will see Post to other accounts option.
- Choose desired accounts.
Choose one of your existing accounts and tap on it to post the photo or video.
The feature will help you to save a little bit of time if you are managing more than one account and sometimes post to two or more of them.
Ability to add posts to different accounts at once has become available to all iOS users. While there is no official word or news when it will come to Android, probably soon.
How posting on multiple Instagram accounts can be useful?
As an Instagram user you might wonder how posting the same content on multiple Instagram accounts at the same time can be useful since in the first place you might create different accounts to share different contents, however there are some advantages that benefits the multiple account owners.
It is great for selling your product or introducing your brand and marketing through different accounts with different followers in various locations. For example for a single brand like Victoria’s Secret there are different account such as Victoria’s Secret Sport, Victoria’s Secret Angles, etc, Instagram accounts and sometimes it is good to share the same selling product on more than one of them.
The feature also can be used to raise awareness of an issue or occasion with posting on multiple profiles. However the most common usage of posting on multiple Instagram accounts at the same time is that users will be able to save spent time in posting on different accounts when the content is same. It is intended to be a big deal in time saving features, while accounts owners do not have to re upload the same images and write the same captions and do all the post creation process over and over again.
Frequent questions and answers about multiple Instagram accounts
According to Instagram help center you can add up to 5 Instagram accounts on one device in order to quickly switch between them without having to log out and log back in.
In case you have multiple Instagram accounts on the same device, you will get push notifications from any account that has them turned on and you have not logged out of them. The notifications would appear with the username of the account that received it in the brocket. As an example: [username] Sophia liked your post.
No you cannot use the same phone number on different Instagram accounts. Instagram phone number must be unique.
It is very easy to do so. You only should create a new email address for Instagram using any email service to create another Instagram account without extra phone number.
You cannot move to a new account with your old account’s posts. But you can backup your data and add them to your new account using Instagram data backup option on Instagram privacy and security settings or backup apps on the internet.
You cannot merge account’s followers unfortunately. The only way to it is to ask your followers to follow your new account manually on Instagram Stories or posts, or start following them with the new account yourself. You also can export your Instagram account follower to excel and use it to get them back on another account.