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 .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap Add Account.
  4. 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.

Keep in mind that you can add up to 5 accounts.

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Note: Removing login information only removes the account from your device and will not disable or permanently delete the Instagram account.

You can only be logged into a single Instagram account at a time, but your device can store login information for multiple Instagram accounts (for example, if you've created more than one Instagram account, or you use a shared device). You can add or remove login information from your Instagram app settings.

To add or remove Instagram login information on your device:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Logins.
  4. Tap Add account to add login information for a new Instagram account or Log out of [username] to remove login information for the Instagram account you're currently logged into.
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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

Link your account

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

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Account, then tap Linked Accounts.
  4. 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.

Unlink your account

To unlink your Facebook account:

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Account, then tap Linked Accounts.
  4. Tap Facebook, and then tap Unlink Account.
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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 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 Share.
  3. Tap the name of the site where you'd like to share your post (Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr) and then tap Share. You can also choose Email or Copy Link.

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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