How to Add Multiple Instagram Accounts?

How to Add Multiple Instagram Accounts?

Did you ever want to have multiple accounts on Instagram for various reasons? Sometimes you can’t fully separate the goofy and the serious side of you, and a meme might look like you don’t take your work seriously if you try to post some on a business account.

Anyone can have more than one Instagram account, there’s nothing wrong with that, morally or legally.

Adding multiple Instagram accounts to the Instagram login screen is easy and it won’t take much of your time if you already have a second account to utilize.

Maybe you need one for your business and brand, maybe one for just stalking, and maybe your cute cat photos are coming as too much to your personal accounts.

Either way, you can add up to 5 different accounts to your official Instagram app and it is so easy to switch between them.

Why Would Someone Use Multiple Accounts on Instagram?

Instagram’s account switching feature is active since February 2016 and people have been loving it. Why shouldn’t they, right? If you want to anonymous, you can set up five accounts and browse the platform without running into anyone you may know that would recognize you.

With this feature, you can add numerous Instagram profiles to your app to switch between them without having to log out and log in back again.

It is not entitled to personal accounts. You can also add an Instagram business account along with your other personal accounts.

So, let’s see how you can do that and what you’ll gain from that action.

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How to Have Multiple Instagram Accounts

  1. Enter your profile and tap on the three parallel lines at the top right to open the drop-down menu.
  2. Tap to the gear icon at the bottom right to open your Settings.
  3. Scroll down on the menu and tap on “Add Account,” it is almost at the bottom of the menu.
  4. Type in the username and password of the profile you would like to log in.
  5. If you don’t have a second account, you can also create one from this section.
  6. (Optional) You can log in with Facebook if that is how you arranged your other account.

Note that, you can add up to 5 multiple Instagram accounts on a single device.

You can freely switch between your multiple Instagram accounts and you can do any kind of activity with these accounts. As nothing changes for your main account when you change a setting in your other accounts.

Once you have several accounts added in, you will be able to see your profile photo appear in places all over the app, so you can tell which account you are using at that moment.

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How to Switch Between Multiple Accounts

Is your boss just around the door and is about to storm in with their rebukes? No problem at all! All you have to is pick up your phone, change your account instantly to an account you use for business, and voila!

Nobody’s going to realize that.

Switching between your accounts is not too much hassle and you can do it easily with some simple steps.

  1. Enter your account’s main page.
  2. There should be your username on the top middle with a drop-down arrow about it.
  3. Tap on this username and tap on the account you want to use.


Considering that you can add up to 5 individual accounts, today it’s possible for people who run more than one side hustle on Instagram to gain their living. Back then, you had to log off and log in constantly.

If you already have a second that you can rock with, all you have to is adding the account from the Settings so you can change it any time you want.

However, if you don’t have a second account, you have to get one or reactivate an old one if you recently disabled one of your accounts. However, please don’t forget that your account will get deleted after 30 days from the initial disabling action.

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So, do you have more than one account on Instagram that you personally run? If so, how many of these accounts are business or creator accounts? Let us know right down in the comments!

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