Instagram Makes Multiple-Account Switching Official

February 8, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Dating all the way back to November of last year, Instagram has been testing multiple account switching within both their Android and iOS apps. We saw it reappear last week on the Android side through a beta (also through a server switch for those on the beta). We knew it was coming soon, we just didn’t know how soon. Today, Instagram took to their blog to announce that multiple account switching will be available starting today. They say it’ll be available in version 7.15 of the app, however those on the beta version of Instagram are on 7.16.0 already, so this might be another server-side switch for this feature to be enabled.

Instagram also notes that to add an additional account within the app, tap on your profile settings and you’ll see the option within that settings area. To switch accounts within the app, just tap on your username at the top of the app on the Profile page. That will allow you to switch accounts with ease. If you have multiple accounts added in the account, you will see your profile picture appear throughout the app. This makes it easier for you to see what account you are currently using. It’s easy enough, and should help out many who have and use multiple Instagram accounts, like us for example with the Android Headlines account and our personal accounts on Instagram.

Another big feature that many users want Instagram to implement, is the ability to upload pictures from the desktop, or anywhere besides their mobile apps. Unfortunately, that isn’t here, and there’s no word of that coming anytime soon. So for now you’ll still only be able to make posts through their Android and iOS apps. On the desktop you can browse your feed and also comment/like individual pictures and follow new users.

The company notes that the ability for multiple accounts is rolling out this week. This means it might be a few days before you get the ability to switch accounts through your Instagram app. But it is coming, and coming soon. As we mentioned already, it appears to be a server-side switch for the feature to be available.