How to Merge Instagram Accounts

What does it mean to merge Instagram accounts, and – more importantly – what are the benefits of doing this?…

What does it mean to merge Instagram accounts, and – more importantly – what are the benefits of doing this?

To understand, you first need to know the difference between Instagram accounts and Instagram logins.

An Instagram account is the individual profile – of which you could have more than one, depending on whether you operate a business as well as a private profile, or have several businesses, etc.

An Instagram login is the credentials that you enter to access the app, with a single login potentially being linked to multiple Instagram accounts.

In this article, we’re sharing how (and why) to merge a number of accounts under a single login.

Why Merge Instagram Accounts?

The number one reason to merge your Instagram accounts under one login is convenience.

Being able to flick between accounts under a single login means that you can keep track of engagement across your business and private accounts. What’s more, the red dot next to the username selection dropdown tells you when one of your accounts has a notification for you to read – even if you’re currently active on another account.

So, how do you merge your accounts under a single login?

5 Steps to Merge Multiple Accounts Under One Login

  1. Head to your profile page and click on the menu button in the top right hand corner
  2. Select ‘Settings and Privacy’ then ‘Accounts Centre’ at the top
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click on ‘Accounts’
  4. Here you can see which accounts are currently merged and connected. You can add a new one by clicking on ‘Add Accounts’
  5. Select the account you want to add and confirm that you’re happy to connect them

Alternatively, you can also add a new account to your connected Instagram experience, via your profile page.

Click on your username along the top of your profile. This will bring up a list of any connected accounts – plus an option to ‘Add Account’. Click on this to connect an existing login you have, or to create a brand new account.

We hope this helps you to enjoy a connected and convenient Instagram experience – regardless of how many accounts you own and manage.