Instagram is rolling out account switching to all users, a week after an early test was warmly met by the social network’s community.
Writing on its blog, Instagram said: “Starting this week, you can quickly and easily switch between multiple accounts.”
The feature, already available to some users, is bundled with the recent version 7.15 update for iOS and Android. Users need to go to their profile and click “settings”. Then scroll down and tap the “Add Account” button, and type in the log in credentials for the new account. Once done, users can switch between up to five different accounts by tapping their username at the top of the profile screen.
The company said the feature was available now for users who have the latest update, which was released at the beginning of February. However, some users reported that the “Add Account” button still hasn’t appeared for them. The feature is expected to become available to everyone by the end of the week, but we’ve contacted Instagram to check.
The new feature also includes push notifications for all accounts, so if someone likes a picture on any of your accounts, you’ll get notified, even if you’re not logged in. It’s possible to turn off notifications for each account individually.
Most Instagram users only have a single account, but for the few who manage multiple accounts or have an alternative, less-polished profile, this update will make life much easier. – The Independent