How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email

By Max. D Gray. Updated: May 22, 2018
How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email

Having multiple Instagram accounts has various benefits. For many, it allows the personal and the private to remain separate. What you want displayed for the brand you work towards doesn't necessarily accurately represent who you are in your personal life (nor should it). Also, if you have different business brands for different purposes, having another account can help guide people to the right area. However, multiple accounts used to mean multiple emails. Now, if you have the latest version of Instagram installed, you will be able to use the one email to streamline your communication while still having different accounts. To know how to have two Instagram accounts with one email, keep reading our oneHOWTO guide. This works for both iOS and Android operating systems.

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Steps to follow:

Before Instagram's update, if you wanted to publish content with two or more Instagram profiles you needed to log out of your account and log in with the second one. This could prove very annoying, mainly because it is time consuming. Before, apps such as "Instwogram" were designed to simultaneously allow more than one account with the same email. However, they were often full of bugs and had limitations when it came to posting video content.

When Instagram decided to incorporate using the one email for more than one account, it meant that it would be incorporated into the main app. This meant they had the resources to fix bugs, update the entire app and run more smoothly. It allows users to stay connected, but switch between their accounts with ease.


To begin this procedure you need to ensure you have the latest Instagram update. If you are unsure where to get it, go to Android Play Store or Apple Store on iOS and make sure you have the latest Instagram version. Once you have checked it, log in to any of your accounts and go to your profile directly.

If you are using Android, tap the three dots at the top right of your screen. If you are using iOS (say for an iPhone or iPad device) you need to tap the 'gear' logo which allows you to enter the settings menu of Instagram.

How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email - Step 2

Once you are in settings, go down to the Information section and find the Add account option. On iOS it is at the very bottom highlighted in blue, just above the logout button. This will do what it says and allow you to add another account. However, it won't appear if you don't have the updated version. To be honest, unless you the ability (or at least the know-how) to side load old versions of Instagram, you will not be able to use Instagram without this update.

How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email - Step 3

When you have selected 'add account' the app will take you to the log in page in. Here you will type in the username of the new account as well as the password (although you can also login with the email or phone number associated with the account).

Type the information and tap the button to log in.

How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email - Step 4

Now you'll notice that when you log in on Instagram, instead of the usual picture at the bottom right of your screen you'll see your Instagram profile picture, this image is used to show which of your accounts you are currently using.

To change accounts you'll simply have to press on the image and go to your profile on the top left part of your screen. There you'll find a fold-up arrow where both accounts will show, you'll be able to change them freely without having to log out. Moreover, you'll be able to add as many accounts as you like.

Now you know how to manage two Instagram accounts on iPhone and Android, you can take advantage of this new ease of use. You can switch with the tap of a button, see who is connecting with you or even comment on your own accounts (if you're that vain). This process allows you to log in with your one email, but use this one email to have up to 5 multiple accounts (at the time of writing).

However, you may have been wondering if you can have more than one username with the same email address. This is because you can receive email communications from Instagram for both accounts on the same email feed.

How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email - Step 5

Instagram does not allow you to register more than one account with the same email. This is for security and practical purposes. It is practical because you may need to recover your password and, in doing so, you will need to enter the email of the account. However, there are two ways around this limitation:

  1. Use an app: there are apps out there which allow you to manage different social media accounts with the one hub. PVA creator not only allows you to do this with social media platforms, but essentially anything you need to register with an email address. However, these apps usually cost money and are of varying quality. They are mainly used by people who have many irons in the fire and need extra security for their own brand.
  2. Add email addresses: this won't actually let you register with the same email account, but it will function in much the same way. If you use an email manager such as Microsoft Outlook or Google Gmail, you can add other email accounts so that they all end up in the same inbox. They don't even have to be from the same company (i.e. you can add Gmail accounts to Outlook). This way you can create different Instagram accounts with different emails, but log into the email account with only one of them.

If you want to boost your publications, we invite you to read our articles on how to add music to Instagram pictures or how to chat privately on Instagram to make this social media network even more useful.

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  • At this date, Instagram is currently trying a beta version for iOS and Android so you can manage two Instagram accounts from within the app.

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Jack Williams
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I keep trying this, every time I put in the new name and password it tells me that that account does not exist.
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OneHowTo Editor
Follow the instructions mentioned in the article in order to manage two instagram accounts on ipone
Alexandra Tinelli
hi i tried and not working no tags no hashtags i don't understand why is doing so. i even tried to do another account still doing the same hing
hi, i have a problem, i added and account but the tag and the hashtags are not working. no one can see my picture under the hashtags that i use... therefor no one is seeing my picture what do i do?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Alexandra,
Go to your account settings and make sure your new account isn't under private mode as this is the most probable explanation.
Hope this helps
Deanne Hammons
I have iPhone 6. I'm trying to add a second IG ACCOUNT . I click on add account and it takes me to the log in page that I assume is to be for my new account name . When I enter a new account name it says it isn't recognized . But it's new . So it's not letting me add a new account name
OneHowTo Editor
The second account should already exists before you join them together. Log out and create a new one from scratch and then try to join them from your first account.
I got soooo fustrated reading this as I know EXACTLY whay you mean. I have created TWO instagram account both from different emails. I can easily log into each account on instagram online and I have followers so they both obviously exist. I checked my passwords and usernames to make sure all was correct. The 1st account I set up is fine.. I can log in via the app. The 2nd account I created will not allow me to log in. It tells me the username does not exist even though it does. I have received emails from instagram welcoming me to my new account. I am guessing that it blocks the IP if its detects use of more than one account??? Nothing else makes sense otherwise.... The exact same thing happened with facebook. I just created two facebook pages for both my businesses and it's blocked my IP. Everyone has be raving about instagram trying to get me on there... and now I cannot even use it! I am already hating it before I've evn started!!!!
Hi, I have an iPhone 6s. I have an instagram account, and want another. When I go to the Add Account section, it takes me to the log in page. However you said to enter new account details. However there is space for Username and Password (as if that account already exists, which it doesn't). I enter NEW username and password, and it doesn't recognize. The only other option says : don't have an account? Sign up here. Do I sign up for a new account?
OneHowTo Editor
That's correct, the account should already exist in order to manage both. In this case, you should create the new account.

Hope this helps
I have two accounts using two different email addresses. I'm getting follow suggestions based on likes in my other one. I thought they weren't supposed to be connected??? Frustrating. There is no way the suggestions should be the same. Tried clearing cache. Also tried under dual accounts and just logging in/out with new account. Suggestions are still the same.
Following your advice, I was unable to make a second IG account. Not sure where to go from here. Any ideas?
OneHowTo Editor
If you tell us what problem you had more specifically we may be able to help a little bit more. Anyhow, you can also try using the Instwogram app as a last resource.

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