A Guide to Managing Multiple Instagram Accounts

As social media managers or digital marketers, chances are high that we need to manage more than one Instagram account at a time.

But managing multiple Instagram accounts doesn’t need to cause you a headache, just as long as you know the best way to do it!

So, if you’re someone who has a personal account, accounts for multiple clients, and an account for your fur baby – this post if for you!

In this step-by-step guide we will show you the how to manage multiple Instagram accounts.

How to Add Another Instagram Account

Adding multiple Instagram accounts let you change from one account to another without needing to log out and log in again.

Here’s how to add multiple Instagram accounts:

  1. Open Instagram and click on your Profile Icon, located at the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines ?revision=305093683503785&name=instagram sidetrayhamburger ios&density=1 at the top right of the screen.
  3. Select Settings ?revision=305093683503785&name=instagram sidetraysettings ios&density=1Located at the bottom left of the screen.
  4. Scroll down and select Add Account
  5. Enter the username and password of the account you wish to add.

How to Switch Between Different Accounts

To switch between accounts that you have added:

  1. Open your profile.
  2. Tap the username at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the account that you selected for the transfer.

You can add up to 5 different Instagram accounts.

Push Notifications For Every Account

You have the option to turn Push Notifications on/off for each different account that you manage.

You can choose to get notifications for:

  • Posts/Stories/Comments
  • Following and Followers
  • Direct Messages
  • Live and IGTV
  • From Instagram

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open your profile and tap ?revision=305093683503785&name=instagram sidetrayhamburger ios&density=1.
  2. Tap ?revision=305093683503785&name=instagram sidetraysettings ios&density=1Settings .
  3. Tap Automatic Notification and adjust your settings.

Push notification settings


Push notifications

It’s important to remember to select your Notification Settings for each different account you manage.

How to Remove an Instagram Account

It’s super easy to remove an Instagram account that you’ve added:

  1. Click on your profile and select the account that you want to remove.
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines ?revision=305093683503785&name=instagram sidetrayhamburger ios&density=1 at the top right of the screen.
  3. Select the Settings icon.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Log out of [username] or Log out of All Accounts. 

Important: Logging out of All Accounts will remove all your accounts.

The first time you Log out of an account, Instagram will ask if you want to remember login details. Select this if you want to come back to the account at a later date.

Do you have any tips when it comes to managing multiple Instagram accounts? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Sean graduated from Murdoch University in 2017 and went from intern to Account Manager with Coffey & Tea. He also contributes to Social Media Perth.