Instagram will now permit users to switch between accounts when on either Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS or Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google’s Android. In a blog post on Monday, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) owned Instagram said that the feature would be present in version 7.15 of the app. Currently, super-grammars can manage up to five accounts simultaneously.
To use this enhanced feature, just go to the profile settings and tap the option to add an additional account. After that the user just has to tap the username at the top of his/her profile to switch between accounts. Once all the accounts are set up, Instagram will let the user know which one he/she is posting with.
Recently Instagram acknowledged that it had been testing out this functionality that was introduced to Facebook earlier. Instagram has been pushing more into the advertising world. It makes sense for Social Media Managers representing organizations to switch back and forth from personal and corporate accounts or even switch between multiple corporate accounts.
A number of reports last week said that Instagram was experimenting the account-switching feature with many iOS users permitting them to switch accounts in a couple of taps instead of going through the tedious procedure of logging in and out of each one.
The much sought after function was also tested on Android toward the end of 2015 although an APK download was needed to make it work. No such plugin is required for the iOS version.
Users with multiple accounts added will see their profile photo appears in locations throughout the app so they can always make out which account they are using at the moment.
This new feature will ultimately save time and eliminate hassle for anyone having more than one Instagram account. Users can download the latest version of Instagram at app stores.