The popular photo-sharing app Instagram will be rolling out support for multiple accounts for Android systems. The feature is currently in its beta phase.
Instagram will allow users to easily switch between multiple accounts, rather than manually logging out and back in with different credentials. This is sure to be good news for business owners switching between work and personal accounts, social media managers, or other people who have to switch often.
The feature is not yet present in the iOS version at all, and Android users will have to get the beta version of Instagram to try it out.
To get version 7.12.0 of Instagram, you must download the APK file from a site such as APK mirror or enroll in the app’s official beta testing program in the Google Play Store.
Afterwards, you will have to scroll to the bottom of the list in settings and you may see the “Add Account” option, which should give you the option to sign in with another account or create a new one.
After that, you will be able to see a selector at the top of the page next to the account name. You can then switch back and forth between accounts. You can also log out of accounts one by one or all at once in the settings.
However, not all users with Instagram version 7.12.0 will see the feature, as the rollout is cloud-based, meaning it is up to luck whether the user gets it.
Android Police seemed very happy with the development, writing:
Here’s something refreshingly different for you on this fine regular Friday morning: Instagram is working on multiple account support on Android and if you’re lucky enough you might already have the option inside your app. Cue in gasps of amazement.
Edgar Cervantes of Android Authority agreed with the excited tone, writing: “I, for one, am glad to see that Instagram is working on this. Plenty of people need to use multiple accounts”.