You Can Soon Manage All Your Instagram Identities From One Account


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Scenario: You're logged into your business Instagram account, and you accidentally post a selfie in full duck face with the caption: “Turnt up, Friday!”

Instagram will soon help you avoid that embarrassment by making it possible to toggle between the accounts you manage. Wait, would that make it easier to mix up your accounts?

In any case, no more forgetting your login for your other account, looking it up, not remembering the password, looking it up, punching it in, realizing it's outdated, finding the newer one, then forgetting that really witty caption you were about to write.

Bottom line: An easy way to toggle between Instagram accounts without logging out would a good thing. And it looks like it's a feature that's coming soon—the catch is it's being beta-tested only in Android operating systems at the moment. And some users are reporting that the feature has disappeared as quickly as it appeared.

But I don't think I'm going out on a limb to say Instagram can't put that toothpaste back in the tube. Until a toggling capability is available for everyone, though, there are a few third-party apps you can try for managing multiple accounts, including Innbx and Schedugram.

Are you excited about an Instagram toggling capability? Have any embarrassing stories about posting to the wrong account? Let us know in the comments! (We laugh with, not at.)

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In addition to being editor at IFB, Kristen writes for Forbes, Eat, Sleep, Denim, and her own blog, Stylenik. Previously, she served as the San Francisco editor for Racked, covering the intersection of retail, fashion, and technology. She has written about everything from human cloning to luxury shopping for publications including Wired, Gizmodo, Refinery 29, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in a '70s house in '70s clothes on the Northern California coast. 

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6 Responses

  1. Stefanie

    Ahh! Can’t wait for this and can’t believe it’s taken this long. C’mon Insta!! Thanks for reporting Kristen xox

  2. La Deutsche Diva

    I can’t wait. I get tired of logging in and out and the third party apps don’t have the functionality I want (as Instagram itself).

    I have an iPhone though so it might be awhile. Why can’t they beta test on Apple first?!


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