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How to Create a Second Instagram Account

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There are many reasons to have more than one Instagram account. Instagram is great for connecting with family, friends, people with shared interests, or for promoting your business or anything else you are passionate about. In this article, we will go over how to create additional accounts, link them together for ease of use, and why you should consider having more than one account.

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How to Open a Second Instagram Account

Here are the steps on how to create a secondary Instagram account:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your profile page and tap on the triple bar, or you may know it as the hamburger button – 3 lines stacked on top of each other.

  2. Step 2

    Tap the gear symbol for settings.

  3. Step 3

    Under logins, tap the option to “add account.” Tap “create new account” if prompted. 

  4. Step 4

    Type in your new username and password. You may have the option of logging in with your existing account. The accounts would be separate, but they would share the same login and contact information as your previous account. However, we recommend not doing this and signing up with a different email account to help prevent locking yourself out of some of your other Instagram accounts. 

  5. Step 5

    Log in.

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Use Different Emails for Separate Instagram Accounts

It is very important to use different email addresses for your different Instagram accounts. There have been some who have reported being permanently locked out of their secondary account if they forgot their password.

I tried making a secondary account with the same email address myself; and after logging out of all of them, I had to jump through some hoops to recover my secondary account. My original account logged in as usual, but my secondary account wouldn’t accept my password.

On the Instagram login page, I was able to report that I had forgotten my password to my secondary account, in which they then sent me an email to the email address of the shared accounts, which allowed me to set up a new password for my new account. 

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How to Switch Between Different Instagram Accounts

You can make it easy to switch between your multiple Instagram accounts by linking them together. By doing this, you can avoid the annoying task of having to log out and log back into each of your accounts, especially if you’re having to switch between them and update them quite often. There is a limit of 5 that can be connected to one login, so keep that in mind. 

After all of your desired accounts are all linked together, you can easily switch between them by:

  1. Step 1

    Going to your profile.

  2. Step 2

    Tap on your username which is located above your profile picture with a downward arrow.

  3. Step 3

    Select the account you would like to switch to.

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How to Link an Existing Instagram Account 

To link an already existing account to your main Instagram account there are two major steps. Make sure you complete them both below:

First Steps to Linking an Existing Insta Account:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your profile.

  2. Step 2

    Tap the triple bar. 

  3. Step 3

    Tap the gear, which is your settings.

  4. Step 4

    Scroll down to where you will find the option to “add account.”

  5. Step 5

    Tap “log into existing account.”

  6. Step 6

    Select the account you would like to add.

ANOTHER WAY WOULD BE TO:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your profile.

  2. Step 2

    Tap your username which should be located above your profile picture with a downward arrow.

  3. Step 3

    Tap “add account.”

  4. Step 4

    Tap “log into existing account.”

  5. Step 5

    Select the account you would like to add.

Second Steps to Linking an Existing Insta Account:

After you have added all of the accounts you would like to link: 

  1. Step 1

    Go to your profile and tap the triple bar.

  2. Step 2

    Tap settings.

  3. Step 3

    Go down to logins and tap “set up multi-account login.”

  4. Step 4

    Select the account you would like to use that will give you access to all your other accounts and tap “next.”

  5. Step 5

    Tap the desired accounts you would like to have linked and tap “next.”

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How to Link a New Instagram Account

To link a new Instagram account to your main account, complete the two steps below:

FIRST STEPS TO LINKING A New INSTA ACCOUNT:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your profile.

  2. Step 2

    Tap the triple bar. 

  3. Step 3

    Tap the gear, which is your settings.

  4. Step 4

    Scroll down to where you will find the option to “add account.”

  5. Step 5

    Select “create new account.”

  6. Step 6

    Choose a username.

  7. Step 7

    Select which account you would like to link it to.

  8. Step 8

    Tap “sign up with email or phone number.” (We recommend always setting up your accounts with a different email address).

  9. Step 9

    Create a password and tap “complete sign up.”

Or a Simpler Way Would Be to:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your profile.

  2. Step 2

    Tap your username which should be located above your profile picture with a downward arrow.

  3. Step 3

    Tap “add account.”

  4. Step 4

    Tap “create new account.”

  5. Step 5

    Choose a username.

  6. Step 6

    Select which account you would like to link it to.

  7. Step 7

    Tap “sign up with email or phone number.” (We recommend always setting up your accounts with a different email address).

  8. Step 8

    Create a password and tap “complete sign up.”

Second STEPS TO LINKING A NEW INSTA ACCOUNT:

After adding all of the accounts you would like to link together:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your profile and tap the triple bar.

  2. Step 2

    Tap settings.

  3. Step 3

    Go down to logins and tap “set up multi-account login.”

  4. Step 4

    Select the account you would like to use that will give you access to all your other accounts and tap “next.”

  5. Step 5

    Tap the desired accounts you would like to have linked and tap “next.”

To unlink an Instagram account from your main account:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your profile and tap the triple bar.

  2. Step 2

    Tap settings.

  3. Step 3

    Scroll down to the logins and tap “multi-account login.”

  4. Step 4

    Deselect any accounts you no longer want to be linked and tap “remove.”

  5. Step 5

    You may need to then log out of all accounts to fully disconnect them.

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Reasons to Have Multiple Instagram Accounts

There are many reasons you may like to create more than one Instagram account. 

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    Personal Use

    You may like to create a  second account for your own personal use to keep your contacts more private and be more personal with your close family or friends.

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    Promote Business

    Instagram is also a great way to promote any business you may have. This is great so you can separate your work life from your personal life.

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    Niche Influencer

    You can make a separate account for any topics of influence you are passionate about. This is great for connecting people. You can create these kinds of groups for support influences, for example, parenting, politics, religion, etc. Others use it to promote and connect over fandoms, as in video games, movies, memes, sports, etc.

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    Pet Insta Account

    Many people also find it fun to create a secondary Instagram account for their pet animals or children. This is a good way to keep those interested in your pets’ and children’s lives updated on their happenings without having to fill up your personal feed with their stories; especially if your own personal account is a bit too public for you to comfortably share about your children.