Good news for Android users, Instagram finally rolls out multiple accounts access for Android beta version devices. If you’re lucky enough you might already have the option inside your app. And surprisingly, it still absent on the iOS version.
Instagram finally rolls out multiple accounts access for Android beta version devices
The multi-account access was noticed on version 7.12.0 of the Instagram beta app. Users who have the beta app can go into the bottom of the settings menu and tap on “Add Account” to log in to another account or create a new Instagram handle. The feature has yet to be available on the iOS release, but Insta claimed that the multiple accounts tool will come to iPhone version as well.
A question raise, this feature serves for whom? They are small business owners who have a personal and a work account, social media managers, and their ilk. This option will negate the need for mods like Instagram and allow access to multiple accounts on the same device. And one of the suprising news is that it’s still absence on the iOS version of the app yet.
Once you have multiple accounts installed on your profile you can click on the selector at the top of the page and select from multiple profiles. In the past, users with more than one Instagram account had to either spread accounts across different devices, or another option is signing out of one and logging in another. From now then, the situation has changed. Should you use Instagram‘s betas, those testing the Android version of its beta apps will access an account-switching feature directly within the app. Just go to the app’s settings and look for the option to add an account.
The multi-account access appeared on version 7.12.0 of the Instagram beta app
Instagram is following the Twitter’s strategies by letting its app users to stay logged in to different accounts at the same time on the same devices. Since Android is a part of Instagram’s Play Store beta testing program, its users are definitely have chance to test this new feature.
This new feature of Instagram could raise a trend for users to begin creating multiple accounts in order to manage their daily activities. We still are not sure about the company’s final approach, it whether might be exactly what you see in the beta or different from now.
The multi-account access appeared on version 7.12.0 of the Instagram beta app. Users who have the beta app can dive into the bottom of the settings menu and tap on “Add Account” to log in to another account or create a new Instagram handle.
As the ability to log into multiple accounts and switch around is currently in beta, so you will either have to download the APK file or sign up for the Instagram Beta Program. The trick here is that it’s not just a matter of having the right app version (which would be 7.12.0). It seems the feature is going through a cloud-based rollout, so you have to get lucky too.
It will be easy to find out if you can use multiple Instagram accounts with the Android app. To check whether you can get this support or not, all you need to do is going into the settings and scrolling all the way down. The option would read “Add Account”, and it would be located right under the button used to clear the search history.
It’s very glad to see that Instagram is working on this. A large number of people need to use multiple accounts, whether it’s for work/media reasons or they simply just want to have a secret life.