Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Hurrah for Instagram Account Toggling!


   If, like me, you manage your company's social media accounts, you may have become accustomed to the inconvenient process of signing out of your personal Instagram account and signing into your professional account to post photographs, manage notifications and increase engagement on your business's behalf.

   For me, this created two problems. One: I have to remember two usernames and passwords (and considering how many different social media accounts I have, this gets a bit confusing). And two: the whole process is time consuming, making me want to avoid switching accounts altogether and thus leaving the business account stagnant.

   However, Instagram have now - FINALLY - introduced the much-requested account toggling option, which allows users to switch between accounts at the click of a button. No remembering different passwords, no time-consuming faff.

   But how do you go about this magical new process? Hit the three vertical dots in the top right corner of your Instagram profile, scroll to the bottom of the list and click 'Add Account' - you'll find it beneath 'Clear Search History'. Simply type in the username and password, hit 'Log in' (okay, you'll have to remember it one last time), et voila! You're in.

   Your little 'person' icon in the bottom right corner will now appear as your profile image. To switch accounts, head to your profile page, click the drop down menu in the top left corner and select your chosen profile. You can add more than two accounts, but I'm not entirely sure what the limit is - if you want to test that for yourself, feel free!

   Just remember to switch accounts when uploading drunken selfies... in fact, if you're going to take a drunken selfie, why not upload it the next day instead?... in fact, just don't upload one at all.
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