Do you have multiple Instagram accounts?
One for business, one for fun?
Another for another business? Or maybe your pet?
Keeping separate accounts is a highly recommended tactic, as Instagram users love to follow laser-focused accounts.
Previously, IGlers had to sign out of one account to access another.
But not anymore!
This article will show you how to add and switch Instagram accounts in the app.
Business users and social media managers can do the sameSwitch Instagram accounts on computer.
We'll cover that below:
- How to create a new IG account linked to your current account.
- How to add an account switch to existing accounts.
- The latest on One Login for 2023.
- Push notifications across multiple Instagram accounts.
- How to unlink an added account.
- Posting to multiple accounts from planning tools.
Purple banners will help you find a specific section. Keep reading!
This article has been revised and updated for 2023.
How can I create another Instagram account?
You can create a new Instagram account while logged in to your current account. Please note that this is only possible on the Instagram mobile app!
If you have already created multiple Instagram accounts, you can easily connect them, so skip to the next section.
How to create a new Instagram account that will be instantly linked to your current account.
There are 12 steps, but they are very simple:
1 | Open your current Instagram account.
2 | Go to your profile.
3 | Tap the 3 lines in the top right corner.
4 | At the bottom, tap the Settings gear icon.
5 | Roll down. Tap Add account.
6 | On the next screen, select Create a new account.
7 | Then come up with a unique username. You can enter dots, dashes or numbers. When the desired number is obtained, Instagram will suggest alternatives, most likely with some numbers at the end of your choice.
8 | Create a password.
9 | You can select "Complete Registration" and your new account will be linked to your current account, phone number and email address.
OR tap Add a new phone number or email address to associate it with a different phone number or email address.
10 | You can choose to connect to Facebook to find friends to follow or ignore.
11 | The same goes for your contacts: find your contacts or skip.
12 | Then add ainstagram profile picturefor this new account.
You can skip the remaining steps for now. You have another chance to discover people by connecting with Facebook or your contacts. Tap Next and you can manage your ad preferences or... start posting!
You are logged into your new account and can switch back to your original account at any time.
Can I create more than one account with the same email address?
In the past, you couldn't use the same email address or phone number for a second Instagram account. Readers who managed to do this were permanently locked out of the second account when they forgot their password.
Now you DO NOT need to enter a new email address or phone number to create another account if you created it while logged in to another account as above. You can share the same email address/phone number OR add a different one in step 9 above.
An email address can only be linked to one Instagram account.
…one email address can be linked to up to 5 Instagram accounts.Those ones
Here is where you can reportwhen you try to create an account with an email address and get a message that the email address is already in use.
If you sign up by email, make sure you enter your email address correctly and choose an email address that only you have access to. If you log out and forget your password, you'll need access to your email to regain access to your Instagram account.
More information on “One Login” below.
How to add an Instagram account by switching to existing accounts
You can connect up to 5 Instagram accounts to switch between them without having to log out and log in again.
To add existing Instagram accounts:
- Go to your profile and tap your account name at the top.
- In the pop-up that opens, tap Sign in to an existing account.
- After adding the account, it will appear in this popup (3rd image).
- Tap the account you want to use to switch between them.
To switch between added accounts:
- Go to your profile.
- Tap your username at the top of the screen.
- Tap the account you want to switch to.
- OR you can switch from any tab with a long press on your profile picture in the bottom left corner!
Please note that you can add up to 5 accounts on one device.Those ones
From now on, just tap yourinstagram profile pictureat the bottom of any panel to switch between accounts.
Once you've added multiple accounts, your profile picture will appear in different places in the app, so you'll always know which one you're using. I noticed that my account name appears in the comment box, so I'm pretty sure which account I'm using. Kind!
Where do I add an Instagram account? I don't have that option.
There is another way to add an account to your existing account.
Tap the three lines in the top corner and click Settings.
Scroll all the way down. You will see an option "Add Account".
Tap it and you can create a new account or log in to an existing one.
Can I use one login for multiple Instagram accounts?
The IG feature, called One Login, was turned off in 2021.
You can no longer create an Instagram login for multiple Instagram accounts. If you previously set up a single login for multiple Instagram accounts, you can continue to use this feature for those accounts.
You cannot add new Instagram accounts to a single login, but you can remove any previously added accounts at any time. If you remove an account from your single sign-on, you cannot add it back.Those ones
It's not a big loss. I have always advised against this as it permanently links your accounts. It was hard to separate them once they were connected.
But youI canUse the same email.
Can I separate a personal and work account with the same email address?
Here's what one reader, Deanna, had to say. Let us know in a comment if you try this and it stops working in 2023.
I have a personal Instagram account and I created a business account linked to it using my iPhone using the same email/password combination.
I can only access work account from personal account on my iPhone. On my Mac, I can log into my personal account, but it doesn't allow access to my work account.
I want to be able to log into my work account on my Mac. Is there a way to create separate credentials (username and password) for my work account once it's already set up and linked to my personal account?
Another reader left this option on Oct 7, 2020. This worked for him, although I can't guarantee it - and since social media is always changing, we can't count on it in the future.
You should log out and try to reset your password. You will receive a reset email, after choosing a new one and resetting the password for that account, you will be able to access both accounts - just with different usernames and passwords, even if it is the same email.
Please note that your accounts that previously shared a password will be unlinked - BUT you can relink them with the new password. According to Deanna:
When I got back on the phone, I was informed that the company page could not be accessed because I had changed my business account password. I unlinked the work account from my personal account, then relinked them following the instructions using the new work account username/password. They connected well.
I hope it helps.
What about push notifications across multiple Instagram accounts?
If you've added multiple Instagram accounts, you may receive push notifications from each account that has them enabled. This depends on when you last signed in and how many devices are signed into an account.
How do I remove an added Instagram account?
To remove an added Instagram account, you need to access your profile.
Tap the three lines in the corner and click Settings.
Scroll to the bottom and select "Exit".
You have the option to choose the account you want to log out of. Select this and you will be logged out.
See for more details and troubleshooting tipsHow to remove an Instagram account.
How to Permanently Delete an Instagram Account
There is another option to remove an account and that is deletion.
Deleting an Instagram account must be done through a browser. You cannot delete your account on the Instagram app on your mobile device.
Permanently deleting your Instagram account cannot be undone!
If you delete your account, your profile, photos, videos, comments, likes and followers will be permanently removed within 30 days.
If you prefer to get oneSocial-Media-Pause, you can temporarily deactivate your account.
As this is a big step forward, I encourage you to continue reading this article.How to delete an Instagram account🇧🇷 It covers when you should disable rather than delete, precautions to take before deleting, and more.
Planning tool items
If you're using an approved scheduling tool like Tailwind or Later, it's important that you're signed in to the correct account in your app for some types of posts.
For example, stories and carousel posts still need to be posted manually. Therefore, when clicking on a notification from the scheduling app to post it, you must first log in to the correct Instagram account in the app.
Check this before tapping the planner app notification!
rocking on instagram
We have everything covered:
- How to create another linked IG account.
- How to link existing accounts.
- Fix issues with linked accounts.
- Push notifications for multiple accounts.
- How to unlink an added account.
- Posting to linked accounts from planning tools.
Missed something? Need the details? Look for the purple banners at the top.
This is a long overdue feature that I use on a daily basis.
Have you tried switching Instagram accounts?
After setting up your accounts, make sure to checkouthow to increase your followers on instagram11 ways!