Account Settings

Account Settings

To get to your account settings, go to your profile and tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top-right corner. From there, you can:

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Notifications

We may send notifications for several reasons, including:

  • Someone liking or commenting on one of your photos or videos
  • Someone mentioning you in a comment

You can adjust your push notifications from your account settings.

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You can choose to get push notifications when someone likes or comments on your post. If you have notifications turned on, you can also choose accounts that you want to receive notifications about. To turn push notifications on or off:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap (Android) or (iOS) in the top-right corner > Push Notification Settings
  3. Adjust your settings

To receive notifications about specific accounts that you follow, go to their profile, tap (Android) or (iOS) > Turn on Post Notifications.

Note: If you turned on post notifications for an account but aren't receiving push notifications when that account posts, you may need to change your phone's push notification settings.

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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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Adding 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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To remove an Instagram account you've added, you can log out of the account:

  1. Go to your profile and switch to the account you'd like to remove.
  2. Tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top right.
  3. Scroll down and tap Log out of [username] or Log out of All Accounts. Logging out of all accounts will remove all the accounts you've added.
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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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Photo Saving

You can save photos you've filtered and edited on Instagram to your phone. To save your photos to your phone:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. In the top right, tap on iPhone or on Android
  3. Tap next to Save Original Photos

When you have Save Original Photos on, every time you post a photo on Instagram, it will also be saved to your phone's library.

Note: People using Instagram on Android may see a delay in photos appearing in their phone’s Instagram photo album.

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If you've chosen to save your Instagram photos to your phone, the high-resolution versions of your photos are automatically saved to your phone after you share the photo on Instagram.

Photos are saved to your phone in the highest resolution size possible. The maximum resolution is 2048x2048 on iOS and varies on Android.

Android

Image resolution capabilities are different for each phone.

Apple iOS

Photo resolution for photos taken within the Instagram app (not from your phone's library):

  • 2048x2048 on the iPhone 4s and later
  • 1936x1936 on the iPhone 4
  • 1536x1536 on the iPhone 3GS

Keep in mind that photos from your phone's library (not taken within the Instagram app) may save at a lower resolution.

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Language Settings

To change the language you use in the Instagram app, you can adjust your language settings:

  1. Go to your profile and tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top right
  2. Scroll down and tap Language below Settings
  3. Choose the language you'd like to use

As of version 8.4, Instagram supports the following languages:

  • Afrikaans/Afrikaans
  • Bulgarian/Български (Android only)
  • Canadian French/Français (Canada) (Android only)
  • Chinese/中文(繁體/简体)
  • Croatian/Hrvatski
  • Czech/Český
  • Danish/Dansk
  • Dutch/Nederlands
  • Finnish/Suomi
  • French/Français
  • German/Deutsch
  • Greek/Ελληνικά
  • Hungarian/Magyar (Android only)
  • Indonesian/Bahasa Indonesia
  • Italian/Italiano
  • Japanese/日本語
  • Korean/한국어
  • Malay/Bahasa Melayu
  • Norwegian/Norsk
  • Polish/Polski
  • Portuguese/Português
  • Romanian/Română
  • Russian/Русский
  • Serbian/Српски (Android only)
  • Slovak/Slovenčina
  • Spanish/Español
  • Swedish/Svenska
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Thai/ภาษาไทย
  • Traditional Chinese - Hong Kong/中文(香港)
  • Turkish/Türkçe
  • Ukrainian/Українська
  • Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt
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Additional Settings

To adjust settings for Instagram on Android, including uninstalling the app and clearing your cache and data:

  1. Leave the Instagram app
  2. Open the Settings on your phone
  3. Tap Applications > Manage Applications > Instagram

You'll see options to uninstall (remove Instagram from your phone), clear your cache and clear your data (reset all of the memory on your phone).

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To turn location services on or off:

  1. Leave the Instagram app and go to your iPhone's Settings
  2. Tap Privacy > Location Services
  3. Scroll down and tap Instagram
  4. Decide to allow location access Never or While Using the App
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If you've allowed Instagram to access your location, this information is only used while you’re using the app, like when you add a location to your post or use stickers that are based on your current location.

Keep in mind that you can turn off location permissions for Instagram at any time.

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