Most people would recommend maintaining two accounts for Instagram, especially if you have a high social life. Working people who have an image to put up for business purposes must maintain separate accounts for business and personal matters to keep themselves out of entanglements.

It’s also better to keep all your posts under one niche. For example, if you are interested in posting about food and your pet dogs, it is better to have two separate accounts for your dogs and food. This will also ensure that you get a higher engagement rate since viewers are more inclined towards accounts and pages focused on one thing entirely.

It is important to note that you should have different and unique email addresses or phone numbers for both of your accounts. This is to make sure that you have a way of retrieving your password for one of the accounts when the other completely fails. If this is not followed, you may lock yourself out of both accounts.  

Why should you have multiple accounts?

  • Organize your content into separate categories
  • Separate the different niches and focus on one thing at a time
  • Maintain a balance between business and pleasure
  • Look more professional in your business account
  • Use the business account to enjoy more features on Instagram, such as Insights and Ads Manager
  • Improve follower/customer relationships

Continue reading this article to find out how to switch accounts on Instagram.

How to create a new Instagram account:

If you don’t already have a second Instagram account, you can follow these steps to create one and automatically link it to your previous account.

  • Launch the Instagram app
  • Open your current Instagram account and go to your profile.
  • Click on the Menu icon at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on “settings” at the bottom of the drop-down list
  • Scroll till the end and click on “add account.”
  • Without filling in the log-in screen, tap on “sign up,” which is located at the bottom of the screen.
  • You will find an option to sign-up using your Facebook account. If you’re already using Facebook for your other account, you can choose the option that says, “Sign up with phone or email.”
  • In the spaces provided, fill in your credentials while ensuring that another account does not use your phone number and email addresses.
  • Opening an Instagram account with your email will require you to approve a mail. This may take some time to reflect in your account. After receiving the mail, open it and click on “confirm” when they prompt you to confirm your email address.
  • If you picked a number to sign in, you need an OTP (verification number) sent to your phone number.
  • After entering the verification code, click on “Next,” where you can add your name, password, and Instagram profile picture.

How to Link Instagram Accounts

how can you switch accounts on Instagram

After successfully creating your second account, you can follow these steps to link your unlinked Instagram accounts.

  • First of all, you need to make sure that your Instagram app is updated.
  • Launch the app and log into your account.
  • Go to your profile
  • Click on your account name at the top of the screen.
  • In the popup, select the ‘Log Into Existing Account’ option.
  • Add in the necessary credentials, and add the account.
  • In the popup, tap the account you want to use. You can add more than one Instagram account and switch between them without logging in and out.

How to switch between existing Instagram accounts:

  • Launch the Instagram app
  • Go to your profile
  • Click on your profile picture at the bottom right side of the screen.
  • Choose the account you want to use from the popup window.
  • You can also switch to different accounts by using the long press methods on your profile picture located at the bottom right of the screen. For one device, a maximum of 5 accounts is permitted.

After adding multiple accounts on your Instagram application on your device, you can see your profile picture appears throughout the phone application so that you can tell which account you are actively using at the moment.

Watch this video that demonstrates how to switch accounts on Instagram.

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