Social media accounts are like potato chips: they leave you feeling greasy, bloated, and ashamed of yourself. Wait, no, that’s not quite right – let’s try this again: it’s hard to have just one. While networks like Twitter have made it a snap to juggle multiple accounts from within their apps, others have been late to the party. Last year, we got word that Instagram was looking to correct its own tragic oversight in not giving users this kind of flexibility, and we learned of a beta test that was giving adventurous users an early shot at trying out the feature. It looks like everything has gone pretty well behind the scenes, and this week Instagram starts making multiple account support available to users at large.
In a blog post today, Instagram announced the arrival of multi-account support for both the company’s Android and iOS apps. Users will need the latest 7.15 releases of each, with updates rolling out beginning today.
Once you’ve got your app on the latest version, switching accounts is as simple as tapping through to settings to add additional accounts (up to five total), then hitting your username within the app to toggle between them.
Notifications can come through from multiple accounts, depending on the individual settings for each. And if you find everything just a tad overwhelming, a quick visit back to settings will let you remove unwanted accounts from your device.
Overdue? Sure. But we’re just glad to see this support ultimately arrive. Give it a spin for yourself and let us know your thoughts about the implementation in the comments.