How to Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts With One Powerful Tool

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How to Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts With One Powerful Tool

Are you running several Instagram accounts?

Whether it be for clients or a business, managing more than one Instagram account can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be, at least not when you have CoSchedule by your side.

Let’s take a look at how you can develop a process to keep track of more than one Instagram account.

How To Add Multiple Instagram Accounts

A year ago, running multiple Instagram accounts would have been a real pain. Newly released Instagram features now let you access up to five different handles so you can manage multiple Instagram accounts on a single device.

Instagram has made the process simple enough. To add another account:

  1. Launch the Instagram app and go to your profile.
  2. Select the gear or dotted icon in the upper-right hand corner.

Select the gear or dotted icon

3. Scroll down, select Add Account and enter the desired username and password for the account you would like to add.

Click Add Account
4. Repeat the process if you want to add another account.

Once you’ve added each Instagram account, you are able to switch between accounts with a few clicks. To switch between accounts you’ve added:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Tap your username at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the account you’d like to switch to.

Tap to switch accounts

If you’ve created several Instagram accounts, you will now receive push notifications from all accounts that have notifications activated. To see the notifications for each individual account, go to your profile page and select the username from the list.

The easily interchangeable feature allows you to hop back and forth from each account without needing to login.

How to Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts With CoSchedule

Now that you know how to add multiple accounts, it’s time to manage those accounts with your favorite marketing calendar…CoSchedule! ;)

To get started, you’ll need to add each account to your CoSchedule calendar settings.

Find your Instagram calendar settings in CoSchedule

Each time you add an account, a pop-up screen will appear asking you to authorize the account. Make sure to click the green Authorize button in order to continue.

Authorize your account

Once you’ve added each desired Instagram account, it’s time to open your handy dandy Instagram scheduling app from CoSchedule.

When you open the Instagram scheduling app, locate the sidebar. Here you will see the accounts that you have linked to your CoSchedule calendar.

If you have multiple CoSchedule calendars, you’ll be able to hop back and forth between calendars. (You’re going to be SO organized!)

Change calendars

You can toggle on or off push notifications for each Instagram account so your phone isn’t blowing up all day long.

Find your notification settings

On the main screen of your Instagram for CoSchedule app, you’ll be able to see scheduled posts you’ve created per calendar. If you want to see scheduled posts for a different CoSchedule calendar, you’ll have to change that in the sidebar.

From here, everything will run the same as if you were managing one account. When you’re ready to publish to Instagram, click on the message you’d like to publish. Then click Post Now to Instagram. When the image is added to Instagram, CoSchedule will automatically copy the text of your message to your clipboard.

Publish your Instagram post

And there you have it! Managing multiple accounts in one easy place is going to be a game changer for your social media strategy. Go from spontaneous to strategic with our CoSchedule for Instagram app. You AND your clients with be happy :)

Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts Today

Scheduling to Instagram is available on all new CoSchedule calendars. Your new favorite Instagram scheduling app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

And there’s a lot more in store for you when you rock CoSchedule as your social media and marketing calendar.


About the Author

Halle is the social media intern at CoSchedule. She likes community management, scheduling social messages (with CoSchedule, of course), and music.

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