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How to manage multiple Instagram Accounts

How to manage multiple Instagram Accounts

How to manage multiple Instagram Accounts?

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During recent conversations I’ve had with various managers in charge of their different Local Instagramers Groups around the world, our friend Amy from @IgersOKC (check out the Oklahoma City group here) talked about multiple account management, she wondered if there was some kink of App out there that could help users to manage different accounts on the same iPhone.

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As you already know, the Instagram App only allow you to have a single account, nick and one email address, this makes multiple account management on a single device a real head ache.

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There is no way to switch between different accounts aside from logging in and out from your different accounts! That’s enough to make anyone with a couple of accounts go mad!

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As multiple accounts become more and more common (personal accounts, company accounts,  local Igers Groups, etc.)  What would be the best solution be?

 

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Kim haverman from @IgersDelft (Netherlands) aka @kimergy was commenting the possibility of using the popular DropBox App to share pics between two accounts.

It’s not the definite solution but using the Dropbox-app allow’s him to save and share his pictures between two different accounts.

It’s not the perfect solution but it does make thins easer.

Michelle With AppleNews aka @muenchner_kindl our “Instagramers App Cool Hunter” may have a more practical solution.


She suggest’s the use of the Fotogramme iPhone app which is an Instagram client and support multiple Instagram accounts …

This Iphone App allows you to get profile information, view pics, like, comment other Instagramers pics, follow, block users and search hashtag and users. The only thing that is not available for the moment is the possibility to upload a photos (like all third parties Instagram Api’s), nevertheless,  Fotogramme seems to offer the best solution to multiple Instagram account management on an Iphone.

Michelle and all Instagramers are impatiently awaiting the day when this new feature is added on the Instagram App.

Thanks for this new brilliant tip Michelle.

@philgonzalez

 

Remember:

Download Fotogramme App here.

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ADD ON DECEMBER 2012:  HOW TO MANAGE MULTIPLE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS THANKS TO INSTADESK 2.1

103 Comments

  1. Superbe! Merci bien pour ce article!
    Moi aussi j’espère que bientôt on pourras “switche” entre deux compte –
    Parce que quand je change le User chez moi (les comptes Igers et le mien) perdent tout les informations et les hashtag déjà configure! Bientôt il auras cette applications – c’est pratique quand tu peux switcher entre les comptes, comme dans les autres APP.

    Fotogramme j’ai déjà
    Il y un App pour Android Smartphone “Retrollect” Android & iPhone Instagram Photos – RETROLLECT APP – Instagram Bilder – avec le nouveau Retrollect App pour Android & iPhone vous pouvez maintenant voir Instagram – des plus amples info sur ce App, quand je suis de retour

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  2. Imagine that using something like http://ifttt.com might work? Although am unsure if it can post to Instagram…

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    • No, it won’t, there is no public API to upload photo to IG.

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  3. Thanks for the tip. I hope Instagram resolves this to make it easier for content managers soon!

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  4. I am still confused… So, IS there a way to create/have multiple IG accounts if you only have ONE iDevice (only one iPhone, iPod touch or iPad)??? It sounds like, from this article, that you are only talking about solutions for managing multiple accounts, but how to you get more than one account in the first place? And then how do you upload photos to your second account?

    The other issue this brings up is, as having multiple IG accounts gets easier in the future, I worry that people will abuse this ability. For example, people will get 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) accounts for the wrong reasons. Like, in order to have fake personalities, give themselves lots of “Likes”/Follows, or we’ll just end up with many people having seperate accounts for each type of photo they post (which isn’t automatically bad in & of itself but could get taken too far). What do people think?

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    • Hi BatFish,

      – Have mutltiple account is important when ou have to lead different personnalities. Your personal one, your work, your company image, whatever or simply if you want to have an account dedicated to Black and white and another to colors.. It´s free and there is no problem of fake.. really, will you lose your time to gie yourself, one like or two? Its no worth at all.
      – Create another account is no complicated. You just have to use different mails to create each one.
      Phil.

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      • How do you create different accounts on one iphone?
        I want to manage my work account from the online version of instagram but sounds like I have to set it up on my iphone.
        Thanks for your help.
        Jenifer

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    • I have used a service to buy instagram followers for my account and it worked amazingly , It was very easy :) Those who need the Popularity and love the comments can try it

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    • Now it is 2013 and still no way to have two accounts? But….Very good point, and perhaps this is why the Instagram team has not allowed this, thus far. Since Facebook took control on this I expected to see more functionality, more filters, etc. But I do think they should at least allow one personal and one business account for those who need it. I was on line searching for answers too when I came upon this blog. I have a personal account for my android but I also have an on line pet products business. I really would love to start using Instagram for my products and blog photos!

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    • Did you try to register a new account? If that doesn’t work, then it looks like IG has finally blocked creation of more than one account from one device.

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  5. Why doesn’t instagram just make it as simple as twitter does? As Part of Twitter’s interface they simply let you choose which account you want to manage with an ACCOUNTS button on the top right of the Header.

    Instagram could incorporate the same simple solution on their main header as well adding an account button feature! Add it to the top right just beside the fancy white instagram logo they have with the navy blue background at the top.

    Seems like it could be easily used without the hastle of another application to handle the multiple account issues….

    PEACE OUT

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    • Exactly!!!! Why can’t / won’t Instagram do this??!!! I pray for the day!!!

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  6. Thanks for your comment! I thinkg IG team is working yet on it as lot of people sent their queries around that. We will push this matter too!

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    • I need INSTAGRAMS attention if not I may have to call my local news station to see if they can cover this and spread the word. Instagram has a glitch where it logs you out and sends a message saying “we changed your password to protect your account” but when you try to regain a new password it won’t let you. It’s not sending the reset password email. This is happening to alot of people and our images and info is stuck up there without our control. All we’re asking is that this be fixed! Top priority. Please.

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      • Our dear friend,
        Our blog, Instagramers.com is not part of Instagram team and we cannot solve any problem due to database, register, accounts ectc..
        We are very sorry..
        Their main help desk is help.instagram.com
        Thanks and good luck!

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  7. We set up 3 separate instagram accounts and linked all three to the one Flickr account.
    Easy!

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    • Oh, and we followed eachothers instagram accounts so that our pics were shared…

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  8. Thank you for this information! I am one of the many that have multiple accounts to try different types of photography and meet varieties of people w/ similar interest! I’m definitely going to try the Fotogramme app! <3

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    • Hi love2snap, I have a question since you said you are one of the many people who has multiple IG accounts. Well, I already have one IG (my main account) and I wish to make another one. But whenever I try to click submit, it says Error, and my only option is to dismiss. Have you ever had this problem? How do I fix it?

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  9. How do I log out of instagram on my iPod touch?

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  10. Haha neverminddd

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    • yes, you probably found out ;-) its easy!

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  11. nice solution! btw, anyone know how to delete instagrma photo? pls hit me..thank you

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    • Simply clicking on the three small spots below the pic. :-)

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  12. Hi,

    I’m waiting for this ability to use several accounts within IG. Here is what I’d like to do. If there is a way to achieve this without having different accounts please let me know ;-)

    My IG account is private. I use it to post some pics of my daughters. And I do not want these pics to be public. But I also would like to publish other pics with a specific hashtage (like plane by example).

    Is there a way to have some photos private (by default) and some public?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    sth

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    • Hi Sth,
      There is no possibility at the moment (apart from the one we explain here) to manage multiple accounts. Probably IG will add on a next version release? About pics. You have to chose between public profile or private but cannot filter by pic. Thanks!

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  13. Or if you’re on an apple device go on safari and go to instagrams website and save th link to your home screen on 1 account and on the app use the other account.

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  14. Still nothing to support this, a shame.

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  15. I’m having a bit of a problem and can’t seem to figure out how to solve it or where else to turn to

    One of my friends logged onto her instagran account through
    My iPhone and logged out as soon as she was done
    The problem was is that even though I looked back onto
    My account I’m still getting updates from her account
    How do I fix this? It’s really annoying :(

    Help me please!

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    • Hi Amy!
      I had this problem once, and the way I solved it is log off of your account again then log back on. It refreshes your IG and it should go back to normal!

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      • Hello!
        Still not working :( I logged out and imedietly closed the application ands tried to logg back on but
        Still no use.

        I even deleted the app and downloaded it again!
        I can’t fix it :(

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        • u need to go to instagram.com below edit ur details *username then after 5minutes go back to ur ols username. log in again.

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    • How to sing up Instagram

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  16. Hi! I have a problem conecting my second Instagram account to facebook. The problem is that when i select upload to facebook, it uploads to the facebook accuton conected to my first instagram account??!’
    And that is strange beacus it is 2 different emails and have nothing todo whit my private facebook account. Help pleas! :)

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    • I am having the same problem. It seems that when you configure Facebook or Twitter to one IG account it remembers it for the second IG account. Anyone have a solution?

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  17. okay.. Fotogramme helps to manage moce account, but i can’t post photos from this app, right?

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  18. Hi Guys,

    Im working on an app, that will allow the management of multiple instagram accounts in a push of a button.

    Are their any interested folks out their ?

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    • yah of course there are, this whole blog post and all these comments are dedicated to that very desire!

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    • Yes please.

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  19. It’s funny because Hipstamatic can and does send photos to Instagram… so clearly an API of some sorts does exist.

    Except Hipstamatic doesn’t let you preview the photos before taking them, so for users like me who want to have a personal and a corporate account on the same phone, it doesn’t really work.

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    • There is such an API, but IG only open it for a few selected partners, Hipstamatic included.

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  20. Is there any way to disable the notification alerts of an account that you’ve had on the mobile device?

    I’m logged in with an account but it seems that I receive notifications in the same mobile of an account I’ve just logged out.

    Thanks!

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  21. There is a way with IFTTT.com.

    Uses If this then that logic.

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  22. this is a slightly different question…but is it possible to log in with the same account on two different iphones? i keep getting an error message saying invalid username/pw but i know its the right pw! very frustrating.

    thanks.

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    • it is possible!! :)

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    • You should be able to

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  23. Still how do you make a 2nd account with ily one email and Is it possible

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    • No, you need different email of course.

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  24. I cannot wait for this function to be available. I was hoping it would be avaialble on the new Update. INSTAGRAM! please let us manage multiple accounts from the one account!

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  25. let’s get a spell check on this before it’s published!

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  26. I totally agree. Instagram is seriously lagging on this issue. I have two separate accounts and my usage has declined, because logging in and out is such a hassle!

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  27. I just thought of 3 different accounts I want to create. INSTAGRAM please help, you are losing users and traffic. Hurry UP!!!

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  28. Hey i have made a couple of Instagram accounts and forget the passwords to all of them because it was the same password. So i tried to make a new one but it says that there are too many users on this device. HELP

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    • Have you tried to retrieve your Password?

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  29. how do you sign in\out of instagram through an ANDROID phone?

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    • You go to your profile, select the menu (the 3 dots in the top right corner), and at the very bottom of the menu is a logout option. Once you’re logged out it asks if you want to sign in or create an account. From there you can… sign in or create a new account.

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  31. I love my friends I Care about them . .I love every one who cares about me . Finaly live your live;*

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  32. Okay I have a weird one. I know you can’t have multiple instagram accounts but what about this. Even though I log out, when I started my new account (second one) and try to link a new twitter and new Facebook to the second instagram account, it only links the accounts from the first one. And I can’t edit them to get the new ones linked. Does this make sense? Any help on this? Am I just a moron?

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    • It seems that even if you have multiple accounts, you can only link to one Twitter and FB account. Sorry.

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  33. What would be PERFECT would be the ability to give each instagram account a unique email address. Then you could email a photo to the account. Similar to what Flickr or Evernote do.

    Ideally, we would be able to login to multiple accounts, and then tag the ones we wanted to use for our post. Almost like a TweetDeck approach.

    The problem is, for those of us who have a business that utilizes IG, and our own personal IG, the current app is essentially useless

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  34. I don’t know how you guys feel about the set up of the app tumblr. They have it set up where you can swap between multiple accounts. With tumblr you pick which account you want it under before you submit it. It would be nice to keep the same look Instagram has now but allow us as users to be able to operate everything from one specific app instead of two. I have tried the app you guys recommend above and it has many flaws.

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  35. i wanna open an account to start using it

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  36. If I have 2 instagram accounts and both are linked to the same Facebook account will they both show up in the find Facebook friends feed?

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    • My guess is they will. Have you checked it yourself?

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  37. I have seen my question asked twice with no answers yet. I have a personal and a business ig account. When I set up the business account it linked to my personal Facebook account even though two separate emails are used. How can I link my business account to my business Facebook profile? Please help!

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    • It doesn’t look like you can do this. Only one FB account per device.

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  38. But can’t upload pic with it?

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  39. i like instagram

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  40. I have instagram on my Android Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile. It stopped showing photos in the newsfeed but I could still read the comments and see who liked the photos. I followed advice from instagram site and uninstalled and then reinstalled. When I logged back in on my phone I get photos just like if I log on my computer BUT I cannot see all the people who liked photos etc. or my followers etc etc How do I get it back to old phone newsfeed?

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  41. Hi. I have a problem with my instagram account. The share settings is linked to my facebook account, and when i look into “find facebook friends”, the list is my friends. The problem is whenever i receive a notification that says “your facebook friend just joined instagram” they are not my friends but my girlfriend’s facebook friends. I once logged in her instagram and facebook account on my ipod. But i already checked into everything that will keep her fb account linked to mine. I just dont get it. Can you help me? Thank you!

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  42. For those who have 2 instagram accounts, sometimes when I’m on one account I will get notifications from someone liking a photo in my other account. It’s very weird and I understand that’s because its on the same device, but ..if I’m on one account and I follow someone or like a photo…will it show up in the ‘following/news’ part of my other account? Meaning, even though they are different accounts will my activity of liking or following show up on both? :/

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    • Short answer is no, it won’t show up on other account. It’s just IG can’t cope with notifications from different account.

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  43. Im trying to set up a second account for my business, and i cannot get it to work. I am fine with the face that i will have to log out and log in between my personal and business instagrams, but i am having trouble setting it up! It will not let me use the same e-mail for my business instagram as the e-mail i have for my personal. Does this mean i have to create a new e-mail in order to set up my business instagram, or is there a way around it? ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREAT!! thanks!

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    • Your email is a unique id for an Instagram account, i.e. you can’t have 2 different IG account with the same email. So, yes, you need to register with different email address.

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  44. Wait. So how do I even sign up for a 2nd account from the same device? I don’t even see a sign up icon, because it’s detecting my existing account. ??

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    • Log out and register

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  45. Hi there, I’ve wondered this for a long time since I’ve been using Intagram for quite sometimes. In just one day I have to upload pictures quite a lot from my second account which I use it to publish our recent photoshoot. In the other way, I also love to upload my personal picture I took with iDevices.

    IMHO, Instagram should able to make this simple but crucial change since a lot of professionals using their app to share their different kind of arts. From what I read above , from 2011, Instagram promised on working and pushing this kind of change, yet, it’s 2013 and nothing’s change..

    I’m not trying to put any bad words for Instagram since log in&out wasn’t that hard to do and I had so much fun using this app, but it would be more than lovely and easy to be able to switch between accounts and uploading pictures. :) Please consider to make that change, dear Instagram. Thanks in advance.

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    • Let me give you a piece of advice from a long time IG user … don’t hold your breath on it :) IG only cares about things that make money, and this is not one of those :(

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  46. Thank you – It works with me – now i can track my three accounts

    But still we are waiting for the new feature to be developed in the original inasta App

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  47. Thanks to my father who stated to me about this webpage, this weblog is
    actually amazing.

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    • Thanks for your nice comment! ;-)

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  48. I had two accounts and they worked fine then I decided to open another one and everything seems to work fine except I can’t get my pictures to show up in their hash tag category. Any reason why?

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    • Hi Suzanne.
      Instagram is having quite a lot of problems to handle the increase of tags and spams bots and there is sometime some bugs. Wait some days to see if its works again ok?
      Thanks!

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  49. Can’t wait for this feature to be released! Please Instagram, bump it up on the priorities list :) !

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  50. How to build a group for a city like @igersmanila & @igersphilippines? I just want to have our place a group too – @igerscotabato. :)) #philippines

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    • You should contact with @igersmanila who manages the new groups in your area.
      Thanks!

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  51. Any word yet as to when this will be available???

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  52. Is there a way to block many accounts at once? If not, it would be very helpful.Iin the past 2 days about 200 fake accounts have followed me so I’ve had to switch to private.. I’m hoping it will cool down, but it is really hard having to go through each individual page to report then block each fake user…

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  53. You can manage multiple instagram accounts using http://gramfeed.com, you can add multiple accounts and then switch between them easily to comment, like, follow or view feed.

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  54. Im trying to create a account and its telling me to many people have registered with my phone. Is there anything I.can do?

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    • Nothing you can do, it’s just like what it says on the message, you simply exceeded the maximum amount of account that can be created on the same device, I have the same problem. You can try to create it in other device.

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  55. I have one account but I want multiple people to be able to access the account but the say I need to change my password for security reasons is there any way around that?

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  56. The twitter app lets me switch between user profiles easily! Why, oh why, can’t Instagram do the same?

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    • Totally agree. We asked it many time to Instagram team! Hope they will develop it soon! Thanks

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  57. Instagram is the best

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  58. android 3rd party app “instwogram” enables a second IG account to be open, running, and fully functional. no logging out and in–it clones IG to do so. made by developers and is safe…

    2nd–@igersdetroit is inactive. is there a way to start another officially sanctioned page?

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