News reports say that Instagram users might be allowed to switch between accounts.
At the moment, Instagram is testing easier ways in order to allow users to use more than one account at the same time. This new feature is available on the iOS application.
In November last year, Instagram ran tests for Android users, but it was not revealed if they were able to log in with multiple accounts. Also, the company did not mention when the feature would be made public. According to Instagram, users can enable this option very easily. The application’s settings page has an “Add Account” button. After adding another new account, you can switch it from a new menu at the top of the page.
Users can receive their notifications. At the same time they can see from which account they received it. The feature was designed due to the increasing popularity of the application.
So far, using more than one account has proved to be really difficult. Users have to log out from the current account and then log back in with other credentials. That’s why the company decided that switching accounts from one app might be easier for users who have both personal and official accounts.
Today, most of the users with Instagram profiles are teenagers and individuals in their twenties. The majority keep public versions of their accounts and also a private one in order to chat with their families and friends. Instagram communities even have a slang for having multiple accounts.
There is “finstagram” which stands for “fake instagram account”. These accounts are made public only to a small group of friends or other people. On the other hand, there is “rinsta” which means a “real Instagram account”. This is the version users show the world, where they carefully choose their photos and activities.
Using this new feature, users don’t have to logout in order to manage their other account. A spokesperson of the company said that Instagram is very considerate regarding all users’ demands. If Instagram users might be allowed to switch accounts, it might give the company higher rates and even more users.
Also, the chance of longer sessions may help Instagram to better monetize the user base. At the moment, the company seems to be very focused on this particular detail.
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