Are you a manager of multiple Instagram accounts? You probably have multiple Instagram accounts. It can be difficult to keep track of them all. You will also need to log in and out to switch between accounts if you use the same email address.

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It’s true! It’s possible to add multiple Instagram accounts to your single email address with a little setup. This guide will help you learn everything you need about managing multiple Instagram accounts, and how to avoid posting to the wrong account.

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Can I have multiple Instagram accounts?

Multiple Instagram accounts are possible! You can add up five accounts , and quickly switch between them without needing to log in and log out.

This feature is available in iOS 7.15 and higher for Android and will work with any Instagram app that uses that software.

You can manage multiple accounts with one social media dashboard, Hootsuite, if you are using a later version or want to share the management responsibilities with other members of your team.

Multiple YouTube channels, multiple Facebook pages and multiple Twitter accounts are possible. For more information, see the linked resources.

How toopen multiple accounts on Instagram

You can create multiple Instagram accounts from the Instagram app.

Follow these steps to create a new Instagram account:

  1. Open Instagram and go directly to your profile.
  2. Tap the hamburger icon, then Setting .
  3. Tap Create an Account.
  4. Click To Create a New Account.
  5. For your account, choose a new username.
  6. Next, choose a passcode.
  7. Click Complete Sign Up.

You are now all set!

After your accounts have been set up, tap Create Account and then Log In to Existing Account. You can then enter the login information to the account you wish to add.

Tap Log In and your new account will appear on your main Instagram profile page.

How to switch Instagram accounts

You’ve learned how to create an Instagram account. Now you want to know how to switch between them.

Switch between multiple Instagram accounts

  1. Go to your profile and tap the username at the top left. This will open a popup window that displays all accounts you are logged into.
  2. Select the account you wish to use. The account you have selected will open.
  3. This account allows you to comment, like, and engage with others as much as possible. To switch to another account , tap your username again .

Note that you will remain logged in to any account you have used on Instagram. Always verify that you are using the correct account before posting new content or engaging with it.

How to manage multiple Instagram accounts from your mobile device

Manage multiple Instagram accounts once you have them all. Here’s how you can do it from your smartphone.

Use the Instagram native tool to manage multiple Instagram accounts

The Instagram app might be sufficient if you’re looking to create a branded Instagram account to complement your personal account.

How to post to multiple accounts on Instagram

Once you have your new Instagram accounts setup, you can post to any account you have added to the Instagram App. Simply choose the account you wish to use in the drop-down menu of your profile and then start posting as normal.

The profile picture can be used to identify which account you are using. You might find the profile photo too small for some views. Choose distinct photos to ensure you post to the correct account.

This is Story view.

This is when posts to your feed .

Hootsuite allows you to manage multiple Instagram accounts.

Hootsuite is a social media management platform that allows you to manage all your social media accounts, including one or more Instagram accounts, from your computer. Hootsuite offers advanced features such as bulk scheduling and detailed analytics.

Hootsuite mobile: Add multiple Instagram accounts

Add multiple Instagram accounts to your dashboard. This is the first step to use multiple Instagram accounts in Hootsuite. How to set them up using the Hootsuite Mobile App

  1. Log in to your Hootsuite Dashboard.
  2. Click on your profile photo in top left corner. Then, click Social accounts.
  3. To create a new account, tap the + button at the top right-hand side. Select Instagram.
  4. Next, you can choose to connect an Instagram personal account or a Instagram business account .
  5. You will need to log into Facebook if you choose an Instagram business account. To log in to a personal account you will be directed to the app.
  6. For each Instagram account that you wish to add to Hootsuite, repeat the steps.

How to switch between Instagram accounts using Hootsuite mobile

You can view all your Instagram accounts in one glance. You can also switch between them easily by adding your posts to each stream in the Hootsuite dashboard.

  1. Click on Streams. Next, manage boards and streams.
  2. Add or Subtract Streams from there as needed.
  3. Repeat this for each of the Instagram accounts.

You now know how to view all of your Instagram accounts on Hootsuite so you can easily switch between them.

How to post to multiple Instagram accounts with Hootsuite mobile

Hootsuite can be used to post to any Instagram account you have added to your Hootsuite Dashboard.

Here’s how you can get started.

  1. Click Compose in the Hootsuite dashboard and select the Instagram account that you wish to publish from.
  2. If you want to publish the same post on multiple Instagram accounts , you can select multiple accounts .
  3. Add your photo and click Post Now, Auto Schedule, Custom Schedule.

You can publish the post directly to your Instagram account if you choose Post Now. You can choose Auto Scheduling to post at the best time. Custom Schedule lets you choose the time and date to post.

To Switch to another Instagram account, go back to step 1 and select a new account.

Find out more about publishing to Instagram using Hootsuite:

How to manage multiple Instagram accounts from your desktop

You may be asking yourself, “How do I manage multiple Instagram accounts from my computer?”

If you are managing multiple business account, it is a smart idea to use the Hootsuite dashboard to manage your posts, instead of using the Instagram app directly.

One thing is that the Instagram desktop app is not as user-friendly as the mobile app. You will need to log in each time you want another Instagram account.

The Instagram app can only manage 5 Instagram accounts. This includes both personal and business accounts. Hootsuite allows business users to add up to 35 social media profiles to their dashboards.

Hootsuite allows you to manage multiple business Instagram accounts and collaborate with your team members. You can also access advanced analytics using the same platform that you use to manage and measure other social media accounts.

Connecting Instagram accounts with Hootsuite Desktop

You will need to ensure that each of your Instagram accounts are connected to a Facebook page if you want to learn how you can manage multiple Instagram accounts for business.

Pages from the past

  1. Sign in to your Facebook account, then select Pages to connect an old Instagram account to Hootsuite. Next, select your page from the available options.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. Then, select Instagram.

If you haven’t connected your account yet, you will be prompted to do so. Enter your Instagram account details. Once you have logged in, you can connect to Hootsuite. You can find more information about that below.

Experience new pages

These steps will allow you to connect your Instagram business account to Meta’s new pages experience.

  1. Sign up to Facebook and choose your profile photo in the top-right corner. Click View all profiles.
  2. Select the page you wish to manage.
  3. After you have used your page, click Manageunder the cover photo.
  4. Select Instagram and then connect account. You’re now ready to go.
  5. Next, select linked accounts from the left-hand navigation.

You can now add your Instagram business accounts into Hootsuite. Navigate to your

Hootsuite dashboard for desktop


log in

Click here

Add social account

At the top of your Streams View.

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These steps should be repeated for each Instagram account that you wish to add to Hootsuite.

This video will take you through the process.

How to post to multiple Instagram accounts using Hootsuite desktop

Log in to your Hootsuite dashboard, and click the Composer icon. Next, select Post.

In Composer select the Instagram accounts that you wish to publish to. You can choose to publish to multiple accounts or one account.

Add your copy, images and videos to your post.

You can then choose to post immediately or to schedule your post for later. Use the best times to post content when scheduling content for the future.

How to manage multiple Instagram accounts using a creator profile

We have already mentioned that the Instagram desktop version is not ideal for managing multiple accounts. Facebook’s Creator Studio is a free desktop dashboard that allows you to manage Instagram from a computer.

Creator Studio allows you to schedule content to multiple accounts, access Instagram insights from both desktop and mobile.

Follow these steps to connect to Instagram Creator Studio:

  1. Switch to a business profile, or create an account.
  2. Go to Creator Studio, and click on Instagram icon near the top.
  3. Follow these steps to log in to Instagram from Creator Studio. You will need your Instagram username, password, and email address.

That’s it!

The process of connecting your Instagram account to a Facebook Page may look slightly different depending on the relationship between your Instagram account and your Facebook Page.

How push notifications work for multiple Instagram accounts

Push notifications for multiple Instagram accounts can be turned on to receive notifications on your mobile.

Each notification will include the relevant account number in brackets prior to the content.

Tap a notification to go directly to the relevant Instagram account.

If an Instagram notification arrives from another account, you will see it at the top.

It can be overwhelming to have multiple Instagram accounts sending push notifications from one device if you manage them all. You can customize the push notifications to each Instagram account separately.

Here’s how you can change your notification settings in Instagram

  1. Tap the hamburger icon at the top right of the account you wish adjust notifications for. Next, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Select the actions you would like to receive notifications for this account. You can also pause notifications for up 8 hours.
  4. You can repeat the steps for each account to personalize the push notifications that you receive for each of your Instagram accounts.

How to delete multiple Instagram accounts

You might decide to delete one of your Instagram accounts.

Why? You might want to delete an account to make way for a new one.

You might also want to stop working on a certain account and make sure you don’t accidentally post to it .

How to delete an Instagram account from your phone:

  1. Open the Instagram app, and then go to your profile. Tap the hamburger and then Settings. If you are using an Android phone, select Multi-account login. Login information is available for Apple Instagram users.
  2. Select the account you wish to delete, then tap Remove in a pop-up box.
  3. You should note that although it may appear like you are done, hasn’t actually deleted the account from your app–you just removed it from Multi-Account Login. You can still remove it from your app by following these steps.
  4. Next, go to your profile and switch to the account that you wish to delete.
  5. Tap the hamburger icon and then Settings.
  6. Tap Logout [username] and then tap Register in a pop-up box.

You can remove the account from the drop-down list by going back to your profile and tapping on your username.

These steps should be repeated for each account that you wish to delete.

Note Removing your account from the app doesn’t delete your account. Follow these steps to permanently delete your account on Instagram.

An app that allows you to manage multiple Instagram accounts from one place

Hootsuite makes it easy to manage all your Instagram accounts from one place. Hootsuite makes it easy to schedule and publish content, engage with your audience, and analyze your results all from one platform. Hootsuite allows you to collaborate with other team members so you can do more together.

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