Instagram is now testing out multi-user support on select iOS devices

Feb 4, 2016

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Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

Instagram is now testing out multi-user support on select iOS devices

Feb 4, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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Last November we made note that Android users around the world were starting to see multi-user support pop up in the app here and there. While the feature is still yet to be made public, it appears as though iOS users are now experiencing this A/B testing as well.

As pointed out by Latergram, select iOS users are now seeing the option to ‘Add Account’ under their settings menu within the app. I’ve attempted to replicate the new ‘Add Account’ option, but it appears as though I’m not one of the chosen ones to test out the impending feature.

https://twitter.com/andrewechase/status/695280678468980737

If you are one of the lucky few to have this ability, you will be able to seamlessly switch between multiple Instagram accounts within the app, all without the need to log out and re-login each time.

https://twitter.com/NuckFuggets/status/695281254913163265

Likewise, when you receive notifications when outside of the app, Instagram will denote what account the activity is on using brackets, a simple and clever way to distinguish what’s going on with each account.

the lack of multi-user support has been a major weak point in Instagram’s offerings, especially for people or companies who run multiple accounts to keep up with everything. As things currently stand, and have stood since Instagram’s inception, you need to log out and log back in every time you want to view a different feed, upload to a different account or otherwise check activity between accounts.

While not yet official, this, alongside last November’s Android testing shows the feature is very likely only a little ways off. Let us know if you have the feature turned on in your account settings!

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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