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How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email

By Max. D Gray. Updated: May 3, 2020
How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email

Having multiple Instagram accounts has various benefits. For many, it allows you to separate your personal and professional life. However, multiple Instagram accounts may mean multiple emails.

Now, if you have the latest version of Instagram installed, you will be able to use one email for two 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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Update your Instagram app

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 be quite bothersome, mainly because it's 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.

Thankfully, now Instagram has decided to incorporate this service of using one email for two accounts into their main app. This meant they had the resources to fix bugs, update the entire app and run it more smoothly. Now, 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 done that, log in to both of your accounts and you will be able to switch easily between them.

How to Have two Instagram Accounts with one Email

Now that you have made sure you have the latest Instagram update, it's time to learn how to log into both accounts so you can smoothly switch between the two.

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.

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.

Once you have selected “add account”, the app will take you to the log in page. 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 in and tap the button “log in”.

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

Now you'll notice that when you log into 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 signed into.

To change accounts you'll simply have to tap on the image and go to your profile on the top left part of your screen. There you'll find a fold-up arrow that will show both of your accounts. You can change freely between them and even add more accounts.

Now that you know how to manage two Instagram accounts on iPhone and Android, you can take advantage of this easy service. You can switch with the tap of a button, see who is connecting with you, comment, send messages, etc. on both accounts. In fact, Instagram allows you to switch this easily between 5 accounts.

Can I use the same email to create a new Instagram account?

Although you can have up to 5 accounts in your app and switch easily between them, Instagram does not let you have various accounts using the same email. This is for security and practical purposes. It's practical because they can send you notifications of that specific account to your email, as well as help you recover your password if you ever forget it.

Nevertheless, 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 may not be the best quality.
  2. Create a new 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 learn more about this app, 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 and fun for you to use.

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louise
I had two insta accounts (using one email, I think) and then I decided to add a third account for my side hustle. Which I did using a new gmail account also created for this purpose. THEN Instagram emailed me at my gmail address telling me it had removed the gmail account from my insta account. I cannot remember the password for my third account, so when I try to recover the password I get a text that signs me directly into the account. But it doesn't work, the feed doesn't refresh. And I can't set a new password because it aske me for the password I forgot before I can change it. I don't want to start again because I've already notified my clients and established some followers on my new business account. help! Is there a way to talk or chat with insta to resolve this?
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Miqdad Ahmed Fayaz
My instagram account give to me
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Margaret
Thank you for this article. It is extremely helpful as I am able to do all thing things you explain. EXCEPT when I try to use marketing platforms like Later.com. I am unable to connect my 2nd Instagram account and I get this message. "The username you entered doesn't belong to an account. Please check your username and try again." When I check the account on my app under the edit profile link the user name is correct. Also I have a black circle around my 1st account profile pic in the bottom right hand corner but no black circle around the 2nd account when I am active on it. I can fully function on the app but I can't function my 2nd account on my desktop. Please help.
Natasha
Hi Margaret,

I am facing this obstacle at the moment and was wondering if you found a solution?
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Karen Heffner
When I started my Instagram account from my iPhone last week I didn't know any better and when it asked if I want to add a second account I said yes. Other than your article everything says I can't do that. Did I somehow fall into that beta testing you mentioned? I signed up for Later scheduling app hoping it would be for one of the accounts but it attached itself to the other. First question - does one account take priority in Instagram? Or does Instagram treat them equally, but separate? Second question - can I get Later to switch to the other account? If this is new territory can you help me understand the ground rules, lmitations, and possibilities using two accounts on the same email address? Loved your article. I thought I was going crazy because everyone said what I can't exist.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Karen,

We are glad we could shed some light! Are you using the same email to create the account or are you using the app for two different accounts?
Jack Williams
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Tracy
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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Heera
how to setup multiple account in iphone
OneHowTo Editor
Follow the instructions mentioned in the article in order to manage two instagram accounts on ipone
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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
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Alexandra
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
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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.
Ali
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!!!!
BK
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
MEscalada
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.
Samantha
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.
shunya
I used to have the 3 dot option at the top right corner on my iPhone and then after an instagram update it is no longer there??
Nick
I have an iPhone 6s with the latest update and I don't have this add account option or even a logout button! What can I do in this situation??
OneHowTo Editor
Are you sure you have the latest Instagram version? If so, then you can use other external apps such as Instwogram. Hope this helps
Sheens
When I typed in the username and password of the new account i want added, an error message pops out and says its not a username that is recognized. This happens when I press on Log In after I've entered the new details :(
OneHowTo Editor
Are you sure this account existed previously? If not, you need to create a new one from scratch. If the account you are typing in existed before and Instagram won't let you log in the account might have been blocked or deleted. Your best option is to contact Instagram directly regarding this account.
sam
do people see that you have two accounts
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Sam,
No, people do not see you have two accounts, only you can see it.
Pruthvij Hingmire
While switching to other account of Instagram do we have enter username and password again??
OneHowTo Editor
When you're setting the two accounts you will have to. Once It's all set up you will be able to change immediately as shown
Brianna
I have an HTC Desire and my instagram is updated. It even says under my apps in Google Play that I "can now switch between multiple accounts quickly and easily" in the new update. However, when I go to the information section of my Instagram account there is no "Add Account" option listed. All I have is "Clear Search History" and "Log Out" Should I contact Instagram directly or just hang tight and hope there's another update fixing this soon?
Alba Charles (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Brianna, some Android phones are experiencing the same problem as yours. Instagram will shortly add the feature to all the accounts.

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