How to Use Multiple Accounts With Instagram

How to Use Multiple Accounts With Instagram

Instagram users have long wished for a feature that lets them use multiple accounts in the app. If you have a personal Instagram account and one for your company or employer, managing both can be a real chore without support for multiple accounts. Or perhaps you have more than one account, and you use these for different topics. To manage these using the official Instagram app on your phone, you would have had to log out of one account and log in to the other each time you wanted to use it. Thankfully the company added support for this feature in a recent update on both Android and iPhone.

If you have more than one account and so far have been accessing them on different phones or maybe even using a third-party Instagram app to use both accounts simultaneously, you can breathe easy. The official app does the job just fine. Here’s what you need to do.

How to add additional Instagram accounts
We’re going to assume that you have the official Instagram app on your smartphone and that you are signed in with one of your accounts. The steps below will help you sign in with all of your accounts.

On iPhone

1) Tap the people icon on the bottom-right corner.

2) Tap the gear icon on the top-right.

3) Scroll down and tap Add Account.

4) Sign in with your second account.

On Android

1) Tap the people icon on the bottom-right corner.

2) Tap the three vertical dots on the top-right.

3) Scroll down and tap Add Account.

4) Sign in with your second account.

You can follow the same steps to add more accounts if you have more than two.

How to switch between Instagram accounts
Once you’ve added all of your accounts to Instagram, here’s how to switch between them.

On iPhone

1) Tap the people icon on the bottom-right corner.

2) Tap your username at the top.

3) Tap the account you want to switch to.

On Android

1) Tap the people icon on the bottom-right corner.

2) Tap your username on the top-left.

3) Tap the account you want to switch to.

How to sign out of your Instagram account(s)
If you want to log out of just one account, first make sure you’ve switched to that account using the steps described above. Then you can proceed to sign out by following these steps.

On iPhone

1) Tap the people icon on the bottom-right corner.

2) Tap the gear icon on the top-right.

3) Scroll down and you’ll find two log out buttons.

4) Tap the first log out button – Log out of username. Tap Log out in the pop up.

5) If you want to sign out of all accounts, tap Log out of All Accounts. Tap Log out in the pop up.

On Android

1) Tap the people icon on the bottom-right corner.

2) Tap the three dots on the top-right.

3) Scroll down and you’ll find two log out buttons.

4) Tap the first log out button – Log out of username. Tap Log Out in the pop up.

5) If you want to sign out of all accounts, tap Log out of All Accounts. Tap Log Out in the pop up.

Have you faced any issues while using multiple accounts on Instagram? Leave a comment to let us know. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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Pope to Join Bieber and Co. on Instagram

Pope to Join Bieber and Co. on Instagram

Pope Francis will make his Instagram debut on Saturday, joining the likes of Justin Bieber and Cristiano Ronaldo on the image-sharing forum under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday.

The date for the pontiff’s debut on the celebrity-dominated social medium was chosen by the 79-year-old himself as it marks the third anniversary of his inauguration as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

The move represents the latest plank of a Vatican social media strategy designed to ensure Francis’s message reaches a maximum number of believers and non-believers across the world with particular focus on the younger generation.

Francis is already a major player on Twitter. Under the @Pontifex handle he tweets in nine languages, including Latin, with the English account followed by nearly nine million people and the Spanish one by more than 11 million.

The move to join Instagram has been anticipated for some time as it is now bigger and faster-growing than Twitter with some 400 million users worldwide.

Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s CEO and co-founder, met the pontiff at the Vatican last month, later revealing they had discussed “the power of images to unite people across different cultures and languages.”

In a post on his own Instagram account, Systrom also said: “It was by far one of the most memorable experiences of my life!”

Francis joined the Twittersphere four days after his March 2013 election with what has become his trademark appeal to believers to “pray for me.”

The central importance of prayer has been a recurring theme of the tweets that have followed, at a rate of a little under one a day.

Some have been barely comprehensible to non-Catholics such as: “The Sacraments, especially Confession and the Eucharist, are privileged places of encountering Christ.”

But it has not all been theology. He has also used the medium to react to global events like Typhoon Hiayan/Yolanda, or voice his views on the social issues of the day.

Francis has also demonstrated a nice line in homespun tips for living, such as: “I cannot imagine a Christian who does not know how to smile.”

To date however his Twitter feed has been short on images with only two photographs and one short video clip uploaded.

And given that he nearly always wears the same clothes and spends most of his time in one place, generating an interesting photo stream for Instagram will present some challenges for his media team.

On the upside, Francis does have a steady flow of interesting visitors, he gets to some remote places and he does have exclusive access to the artistic treasures of the Vatican museums.

Francis’s interest in the Internet was underlined in January when he spoke out against online trolls. He has also hosted major figures in the new digital economy, including Google boss Eric Schmidt andApple supremo Tim Cook.

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Instagram Finally Comes to Windows 10 Mobile, in Beta Form

Instagram Finally Comes to Windows 10 Mobile, in Beta Form

You no longer have to resort to unofficial apps to access Instagram on your Windows 10 Mobilesmartphone. The popular image and video sharing platform has finally released its app on Microsoft’s mobile platform. While still in the beta phase, Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile offers several interesting features including one that mimics Apple’s Peek and Pop that utilise 3D Touch display.

On Monday, Instagram quietly brought its service for Windows 10 Mobile users. The app offers a feature that is similar to Peek and Pop, where users are able to press and hold an image to check its preview. To recall, Instagram for Android also offers this functionality. Being in the beta phase, however, also means that the app comes with rough edges. The Facebook-owned company has admitted that as well, noting that it is aware of an issue preventing people from utilising the Facebooklogin option, and “Share to” functionality.

As for other standard features, Instagram assures users that they will be able to edit photos and videos with free, custom-designed filters. One can also send private photo and video messages with their friends. In addition, one can also “improve photos with 10 advanced creative tools to change brightness, contrast and saturation as well as shadows, highlights and perspective.”

Instagram beta for Windows 10 Mobile is a ported version of its iOS counterpart, according to reports. The porting has been done leveraging Project Islandwood, one of the four Windows Bridge programs that enables developers to bring their apps from other platforms to the Windows platform.

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How to Download Your Instagram Photos and Videos

How to Download Your Instagram Photos and Videos

Instagram, the photo-sharing service, has become one of the most popular platforms for users sharing moments captured with friends, family, and others. In September, the service passed the 400 million user mark with over 80 million pictures shared daily. Last month, Instagram claimed that the numbers of monthly active Indian users had more than doubled over the past year.

But have you ever tried downloading a copy of the photos shared on Instagram? As you may have discovered, the social network only lets users post photos and videos – it doesn’t allow anyone (even you) to save or download the photos from within the app. This way the service tries to protect the rights of the Instagram users who share photos on the app. But there are few workarounds that can help users to save the photos they have uploaded to Instagram.

Via third-party apps on the phone
One of the most widely used third-party Android apps to download Instagram photos is InstaSave, which allows you to save Instagram photos to your device storage, so you can see the pictures anytime, anywhere. The InstaSave app can be downloaded via Google Play.

Note that this and the other apps and services mentioned in this article are third-party software not affiliated to Instagram. These apps use Instagram Oauth for login, which means that although your password remains secure, the entire feed is accessible to the apps. And it’s important to note that you can’t always be sure about the password security either – see instances of rogue apps later in the article. If you understand this, it’s safe to proceed with use of these services.

instasave_screenshots_ndtv.jpgTo save your Instagram pictures, download the InstaSave app on your Android device, and sign in with your Instagram credentials. Once signed-in, the InstaSave app will show the photo stream and will allow images to be selected for download. Users can then choose the photos to download and tap the save button, which appears below the photo with a download icon. On tapping the icon, users will be offered with the location where the photos will be saved on the mobile device. You can then find the photos using the Gallery app on your device. InstaSave also allows you to search for users and tags to find images to save.

Android users can also use other apps, such as Photo Saver For Instagram, for downloading Instagram photos. On the other hand, iOS users can download InstaGrab – a new way to view all your Instagram pics from the App Store, to download Instagram photos to the camera roll on the device. The iOS app functions similarly to the Android apps mentioned above.

While the apps mentioned above worked at the time of filing this report, it’s possible that Instagram policy changes may break them in the future. Instagram recently limited third-party apps after an app named InstaAgent was found to ‘harvest’ user names and passwords and send them to an unknown server. The app called “Who Viewed Your Profile – InstaAgent” was available for download via Google Play and App Store was able to send user credentials to a remote server in clear text.

instagram_generic_iphone_nexus_official.jpgDownload Instagram Photos on PC
Users can also download Instagram photos on their PCs to keep a copy of the shared photos on the desktop. Note that like the apps mentioned above, this is a third-party website, and not affiliated with Instagram. To download the photos from Instagram, users will need to go to the Instaport website on their browsers of the computer.

1) Log-in to Instagram using sign-in details.

2) On signing-in, users can either choose to download entire photos or just some of the select ones.

3) On selecting the photos to download, Instaport will ask for a location to keep the photos.

It’s worth noting that users will download the Instagram photos using the Instaport website in .zip files.

Save your own Instagram photos while posting
One of the easiest ways to keep a copy of your Instagram photos on your mobile is by opting to save both photos as well as videos on the device while posting available. The feature is available to all users in the app settings.

1) Go to your profile.

2) Tap on Options icon (Settings icon on iOS, hamburger menu on Android).

3) Slide the Save Original Photos setting to on.

instagram_setting_photo_backup_ndtv.jpgOnce Save Original Photos option is set to on, photos will automatically saved to your phone’s photo roll every time you post something on Instagram.

Note that people using Instagram on Android may see a delay in photos appearing in their phone’s Instagram photo album.

Did these steps help in downloading your videos and pictures from Instagram? Do you know any other apps or services to achieve the same? Let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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