How to have two Instagram profiles on the same device

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Joel Fulleda
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Instagram has finally given people what they have long been asking for: the ability to switch between accounts directly from the Instagram app, we can now manage two and more accounts on our smartphone.


Prior to this update, users were forced to use third-party applications, many of which made it difficult to switch between accounts.

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Now, Instagrammers have the ability to add up to five accounts, which means that you, your cat, your baby, and / or many inanimate objects in your life can each have a platform on which to express themselves.



Note: These methods are valid for iPhone and Android.


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How to have two Instagram profiles on the same device

How to add multiple accounts on Instagram

  • Make sure you have updated the latest version of Instagram.
  • Go to your profile and tap the gear icon in the right corner.
  • Scroll down in the Options menu and tap on Add Account.
  • Enter the username and password of the account you want to add. You can add up to five.

How to switch between Instagram accounts

  • Tap your username at the top of the screen.
  • A drop-down menu with your profiles will appear.
  • Tap the account you want to use.

How to have two Instagram profiles on the same device



How push notifications work with multiple Instagram accounts


You can receive push notifications from any added account. This may vary based on the date your account was last accessed and the number of devices connected to the account at that time.

If you want to quickly check the notifications received for each account, go to your profile and tap your username at the top of the screen. All the information you want is there.


How to delete one of your Instagram accounts

Do you need to cut down on your Instagram work and focus on the ones that work? You can easily delete profiles from the app.


  • Go to the account you want to delete.
  • Go to your profile.
  • Tap the gear symbol.
  • Scroll down and tap Sign out of [Username] or Sign out of all accounts.
  • If you select Disconnect from [Username], you stay connected to your other Instagram accounts.
  • If you select Disconnect from all accounts, you will delete all accounts you have added to your app.
  • Choose if you want the system to remember the password, then tap Sign Out.

Here you are. Now you can manage multiple Instagram accounts like a pro.


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