Linking Accounts

Adding Instagram Accounts

When you add multiple Instagram accounts, you can switch between them without having to log out and log back in. To add multiple Instagram accounts:

  1. Go to your profile and tap (iPhone) or (Android) in the top right
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Add Account
  3. Enter the username and password of the account you'd like to add

To switch between accounts you've added:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap your username at the top of the screen
  3. Tap the account you'd like to switch to

Note that you can add up to 5 accounts.

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You can remove an Instagram account from your iOS device. Log out of the unwanted account using the following steps:

  1. Switch to the account you'd like to remove.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Tap in the top right.
  4. Scroll down and tap Log out of [username] or Log out of All Accounts.
  5. Choose whether to remember the password, then tap Log out.

If you select Log out of [username], you'll remain signed into your other Instagram accounts. Selecting Log out of all accounts will remove all of the accounts you've added on your phone.

You can also temporarily disable or permanently delete your Instagram account, but you can only do this from a computer or mobile browser, not within the Instagram app.
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If you've added multiple Instagram accounts, you may get push notifications from any account that has them turned on. This depends on when you last logged in and the number of devices that are logged in to an account.

To quickly see the number of notifications for each account you've added, go to your profile and tap your username at the top.

Learn more about adjusting push notifications.

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Linking Other Social Networks

You can link your Instagram and Facebook accounts to share posts directly from Instagram to Facebook:

  1. Go to your profile and tap (iPhone) or (Android) in the top right
  2. Scroll down and tap Linked Accounts
  3. Tap Facebook and enter your Facebook login info

Once you link accounts, you'll have the option to share a post to Facebook from the same screen where you add a caption.

You can also share from Instagram to a Facebook Page you manage.

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Yes, you can link multiple Instagram accounts to your Facebook profile. When you link an Instagram account to Facebook, your Facebook friends who are on Instagram may get a notification telling them that you're using that Instagram account.

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To link your Instagram account to your brand's Facebook Page, you first need to be an admin of that Page on Facebook.

To link your Instagram account to a Facebook Page:

Android

  1. Go to your profile and tap in the top right.
  2. Scroll down and tap Linked Accounts, then select Facebook.
  3. If you haven't already, enter your Facebook login information.
  4. By default, your Instagram account will link to your personal Facebook Timeline. To link to a Page instead, tap Facebook again and choose a Page that you manage below Share to.

iPhone or Windows Phone

  1. Go to your profile and tap in the top right.
  2. Scroll down and tap Linked Accounts, then select Facebook.
  3. If you haven't already, enter your Facebook login information.
  4. By default, your Instagram account will link to your personal Facebook Timeline. To link to a Page instead, tap Facebook again, then tap Share to and choose a Page that you manage.

If you've already linked Facebook on your phone or tablet and need to switch accounts, you can unlink your Facebook account from Instagram.

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To share a photo you've previously uploaded on Instagram to another site:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the post you'd like to share.
  2. Tap in the top corner of your post, then tap Share.
  3. Tap the name of the site where you'd like to share your post (Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr) or copy the link.
  4. Tap Share.

Keep in mind that if you haven't previously linked your Instagram account to that site or service, you'll be prompted to log in. Once you've linked your Instagram account to that account, the icon for that site will turn blue.

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If someone with a private profile shares a photo or video to a social network (like Twitter, Facebook and so on) using Instagram, the image will be visible on that network and the permalink will be active. In other words, the photo will be publicly accessible by anyone who has access to its direct link/URL.

Keep in mind that sharing a photo or video to a social network doesn't mean that the image will be visible in Instagram. Your account will still appear private to those who aren't approved followers.

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