Instagram today has officially announced support for mutliple accounts. After a slow roll out to multiple users, users are now able to add up to 5 different Instagram accounts and quickly switch between them all. Multiple account support has been added as of Instagram’s 7.15 version for Android.
If a user would like to add multiple Instagram accounts, they can do so by going to the options page, and selecting ‘Add Account’ at the bottom. Once added, a user can switch between the various accounts by selecting the username at the top of the screen and selecting the other account they wish to use.
The way Instagram handles notifications for multiple accounts is a little different here as well. They indicate that the notifications “depends on when you last logged in and the number of devices that are logged in to an account”. From our understanding this could indicate that users won’t receive _all_ push notifications for all accounts, which may help converse battery life on a user’s device.
With the addition of multiple accounts, third-party Instagram applications may have a harder time competing on attractive features and the risk of user data harvesting may decrease. More information on multiple account usage may be found in Instagram’s official Help Center.
It appears that this feature is still rolling out to users and that Instagram may have to enable it on their end before the ‘Add Account’ option is seen. At the time of this writing I do not see it enabled on my account, but be sure to let us know in the comments if you do.
Instagram is available for free from the Google Play Store.
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