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How to Add and Manage Multiple Accounts on Instagram

Blog   /   Social
October 13, 2017

Did you know that since November 2015 it’s been possible to add and manage multiple Instagram accounts within the app itself? It’s a great time-saving feature that you, as a savvy social pro, should be taking advantage of if your Instagram marketing strategy includes more than one account.

This step-by-step guide will show you how.

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How to add multiple Instagram accounts on the app

  1. Make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Instagram
  2. Go to your profile and tap the gear icon in right hand corner
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Options menus and tap Add Account
  4. Enter the username and password of the account you’d like to add. You can add up to five

How to switch between multiple Instagram accounts

  1. Tap your username at the top of the screen
  2. A drop down menu of your profiles will appear
  3. Tap the account you’d like to use

How push notifications work with multiple Instagram accounts

You may get push notifications from any account that has them turned on. It can vary because it really depends on when you last logged in to your account and the number of devices that are logged in to the account at that time.

If you’d like to quickly check notifications you have enabled for every account, go to your profile and tap your username at the top. All the info you desire is right there.

How to remove one of your Instagram accounts

Need to scale back your Instagram efforts and focus on what’s working? You can easily remove profiles from the app.

  1. Switch to the account you’d like to remove
  2. Go to your profile
  3. Tap on the gear symbol
  4. Scroll down and tap Log Out of [Username] or Log Out of All Accounts
  5. If you select Log Out of [Username], you’ll remain signed into your other Instagram accounts
  6. If you select Log Out of All Accounts, you will remove all of the accounts you’ve added on your app
  7. Choose whether you want the system to remember the password and then tap on Log Out

How to add and manage multiple Instagram accounts using Hootsuite

Managing multiple Instagram accounts with Hootsuite is a breeze. First, you need to add Instagram to your Hootsuite dashboard.

How to add Instagram to Hootsuite (on desktop)

  1. Click on your profile icon in the launch menu and then select Add a Social Network
  2. In the pop-up window, select Instagram and press Connect with Instagram
  3. Log in and authorize Hootsuite to access your account
  4. Pick the tab you want to work with and select Add Stream
  5. Choose Instagram from your list of connected social networks and select your Instagram profile
  6. To add multiple accounts, simply repeat this process for each account you want to add

How to add Instagram to Hootsuite (on the mobile app)

  1. Click on Settings in the Hootsuite mobile app
  2. Tap Add Social Network and select Instagram
  3. Log in and authorize Hootsuite to gain access
  4. To add multiple accounts, simply repeat this process for each account you want to add

When you’re ready to schedule your post for publishing, simply make sure to choose the correct Instagram account when composing your post. Hootsuite will automatically publish the post to the Instagram account you have chosen, making it easy to engage audiences and customers across multiple accounts.

There you have it. You are now managing multiple Instagram accounts like the social marketing pro that you are.

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