How to add multiple Instagram accounts in the Instagram app

This week, Instagram did what many users had been hoping they’d do for a while. They allowed users to login to up to 5 different¬†Instagram accounts within the app. Before this, users would have to logout of one account and login to another one each time they wanted to switch. This process was cumbersome and annoying, to say the least.

If you have multiple Instagram accounts, here’s how you can add them all (up to 5) into your app.

Step 1 – Login to one of your Instagram accounts.


Step 2 – From your feed, click on the Profile button in the bottom right corner.

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Step 3 – Go to your the Settings button in the upper right corner.

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Step 4 – Scroll down on the next screen and click on Add Account.

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Step 5 – Login with info from one of your other accounts.

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Step 6 – To change back and forth between the different accounts, choose the drop down menu at the top of Instagram.

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Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 19th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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