Having received a number of complaints from its users regarding its account functionality, Instagram decides to test multiple account switching on iOS.
It seems like one of the oldest demands from Instagram users will finally see the daylight soon as the company has decided to test a new feature in its iOS application, which will allow people to switch from one account to another without having to log out of the one they were previously using.
The news started circulating when a few users reported on Latergramme that they’ve been able to add multiple accounts on Instagram and use all of them without having to log out.
It is important to note that this feature will not be available for all Instagram users, the explanation for this being either a slow roll-out or that this feature is simply in the testing phase only. Instagram also experimented with the multiple account option on Android devices in November of last year.
The way this feature works is pretty simple. The user just has to click on “Settings”, where they will find an “Add Account” button at the bottom of the list. Once the new account has been created, the user can easily switch between multiple accounts in order to view or edit different pictures, messages or comments.
This new feature will come in handy not just for personal account holders, who want to separate the images they share with the whole world from the ones they share only with a few close friends, but also for marketers and other professional users, who need to share their brand evolution in real time, while making use of different type of imagery.
When it comes to managing multiple accounts, it seems like Twitter has taken a lead, since this feature is already available on their website. Twitter does not offer, however, the possibility to switch between your accounts without logging out or even to merge or combine them, thus making it pretty nerve-wrecking for the heavy users.
The company seems to have been on an experimental binge lately, with the team also putting out an original thriller series named “Shield 5.” This will be present on the website during the entire month of February and it will comprise of 28 episodes of 15 seconds each.
Instagram is a highly popular social networking app which allows users to take and share photos with their friends and circle of acquaintances. It was launched in 2010 and now has over 300 million users worldwide.
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