Update coming to Instagram's Android app to allow multiple accounts

Update coming to Instagram's Android app to allow multiple accounts
Instagram is reportedly working on an update that will allow Android users of the app to open multiple accounts on a single device. This will let someone have a business account, and a personal account on one device. You can find the new feature on version 7.12.0, which has not yet been rolled out to the public.

You can get a shot at the update by signing up for Instagram's official Play Store Beta testing program. Or, you can install the APK files from APK Mirror (check out the sourcelinks). Once you install version 7.12.0 of the picture-sharing app, you will go to settings and scroll to the bottom. A new option, Add Account, will be found right underneath Clear Search History.

Users will be able to switch between accounts from their profile page. When it comes time to sign-off, you can close both open accounts at the same time, or close one and keep the other one active.

There is no word on when the update will be offered to all Instagram users rockin' Android. One little note. Android users are getting first crack at the new capability. 


source: APKMirror via AndroidPolice

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12 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

IMA slide into DMS even better

2. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Installed 7.12.0 and no extra options. ......

6. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

the update is rolling out in stages according to droid-life

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

wp already had this feature in third party instagram app > 6tag.

5. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Yeah most of us know that, but the regular person doesn't ....

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i agree

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

but but wp apps aren't full featured...

4. JayBEE

Posts: 180; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

It's about time.

7. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

I've made 2 accounts.

9. faha1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Good work.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Like 6tag for Windows Phone, 3rd party Instagram apps for BlackBerry 10, iGrann an Inst10, have had this capability for a while now.

13. johnArran

Posts: 1; Member since: May 10, 2016

Hey thanks a lot for sharing this amazing tutorial i was searching it for a long time.

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