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How to create and add a second Instagram account on your smartphone

You can have more than one Instagram account on your smartphone app, see how to create and add another profile

THE Instagram, one of the most accessed social networks in recent times, offers engagement tools for the public, such as Stories to share their daily lives with their followers and Lives, one of the most active functions in this period of social isolation and now with a newly launched resource for donating to NGOs with campaigns aimed at combating the new coronavirus during the transmissions.

In addition to the features already known to your users, you can have not only one account Instagram in the app, but up to five profiles connected at the same time, without always having to enter a login and password. That is, you can switch between your accounts without having to sign in and out again.

So, if you need to manage personal accounts, with content creator and / or company accounts, check out this guide on how to create a new account and switch between them.

Creating a second Instagram account

1. Open the application Instagram and access your profile. On the right side of the screen, tap Menu and click Settings.

Setting up new accountOpen Instagram settings. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

2. Scroll the screen and find Add account.

Adding new accountClick add account. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

3. Open a box with options Sign in to your existing account and Create new account. Touch Create new account.

Next step indication Creating a new account. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

4. Create a username for your new account. This name can be changed later if you change your mind about your profile. After entering the name, click Forward.

Username Enter a user name for your new profile. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

5. Choose how to enter. Here, you can either choose to share the login and password of an existing account, the accounts remain separate, the only share here is the access data. If you want a different login and passwords, go to Sign up with email or phone number.

Options for logging into the accountChoose how to sign in to your new account. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

6. In this step, you choose whether you prefer to add a phone number or an email. The chosen option will be used to receive the confirmation code sent by Instagram.

Choose option to receive codeChoosing to receive the code by SMS can speed up the activation process. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

7. Insert the confirmation code received into your email or cell phone.

Activation code Insert the activation code that you received by SMS or email. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

8. Now, create a password to your new Instagram account. It is always important to choose one strong password with numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters and enable two-step verification in the application.

Creating password Enter a strong password for your new account. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

9. Add your date of birth. This information will not be part of your public profile, but it serves to personalize your experience on the social network.

Insert your birthday Informing the date of birth improves your experience on the social network. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

10. Ready! Your new account Instagram was raised. click in Complete the registration to proceed to your account setup steps.

Final stage of creationComplete the registration to proceed to the configuration of your profile. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

11. You can meet your friends from Facebook on Instagram. If you want to choose the friends you want to follow, click Connect to Facebook. This step can be configured at another time too, so if you want, go to Jump.

Including friends Find Facebook friends. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

12. To find friends among your contacts, synchronize with your contacts saved in Search Contacts. If you want to postpone this step for later, click Jump.

Find friends on the social network Sync your contacts to find friends. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

13. Insert a photo for your profile, click Add a photo and take a new photo from the Instagram same or select one in the photo gallery of your smartphone in this option, I need to allow access in the information box that appears on your screen so that the Instagram get access to your gallery.

Including photo Add a photo to your profile. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

14. Your profile photo has been added. Here you can share your profile photo as a post in your feed Instagram. If you don't want your profile picture as your first post, uncheck the box and go to Forward.

Completed profile photo step Deselect the option if you do not want the profile picture as the first publication. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

15. In this step, you can allow the Instagram save your login information so that you don?t always have to enter your details when logging into your account. This option can be configured later if you want. So, choose between To save or Jump.

Save loginIt is also important to enable two-step verification. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

Your new Instagram account has been created. Now just think about your first publications, fill out your profile information and connect with your friends.

Adding an existing Instagram account

1. Open the application Instagram and access your profile. On the right side of the screen, tap Menu and click Settings.

Step by step to switch between accountsOpen the settings to include your new account. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

2. Scroll the screen and click Add account.

Step by step to add new accountIncluding your new account. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

3. Open a box with options Sign in to your existing account and Create new account. click in Sign in to your existing account.

Sign in to your new accountSign in to the newly created or existing account. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

4. Enter the username and password for the Instagram account you want to sign in to and tap Log in.

New account loginEnter username and password information. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

Switching between Instagram accounts

1. To switch between the accounts you added on Instagram, access your profile and touch the username at the top of the screen.

Step by step to switch accounts Go to your profile to switch between accounts. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

2. Touch the profile you want to switch.

Final step to switch accountsClick on the account you want to switch. (Screenshot: Priscila Oliveira).

Ready! You can now add new accounts to your Instagram and switch between them without having to log in.

Did you know it was so quick to create a new account and switch them on Instagram? Tell us in the comments.

Source: Instagram