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How to Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts on Desktop

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 23 Nov, 2018

Nowadays anyone managing an Instagram profile professionally likely has more than one account. Whether you have a personal account and a brand account or you manage multiple accounts as an influencer or agency, you're likely running two or more accounts. Luckily, you can manage multiple accounts directly in the Shift desktop app. While Instagram doesn't have an official desktop app or an elegant solution for managing multiple accounts, Shift allows you to work with as many Instagram accounts as you like on your PC, Mac or Linux desktop computer.

When Instagram first came to be, it was difficult to navigate in browsers. And while there's still no way to actually upload your photographs to it while at your computer, you can do pretty much everything else. These days, Instagram allows you to view stories, search and explore tags and locations, and follow (and unfollow, let's be real) accounts from your desktop computer.

Sick and tired of having to log in and out of your different Instagram profiles? Boy, do we have a solution for you!

How to log into Instagram on desktop via Shift

Shift is no stranger to the coolest applications, and Instagram is definitely one of our users' favorite apps. Our most active users are managing several Instagram accounts in Shift without the hassle of logging in and out.

Here is how to add Instagram to your deck of apps in Shift:

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1. Go to Add Application [+]
2. Search for Instagram
3. Click the + in the top right-hand corner to install it
4. Enter an account name and choose a color
5. Log in using your Instagram account or Facebook

How to add multiple Instagram accounts via Shift

To log into more than one account, all you need to do is repeat the above steps for each of the accounts.

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1. Click on the add application icon [+]
2. Search for Instagram (there should be a green check mark since you've already signed in once)
3. Click + to install it
4. Enter your account name and choose a color for it
5. Log in using a different Instagram account or Facebook

Tip: Choosing a different color and setting a different name for each account will help you to distinguish between them if you're using the compact layout.

You can repeat these steps as many times as you like to get all of the Instagram accounts you manage in one place.

How to switch between Instagram accounts via Shift

Switching between your accounts is simple. Once you've added your Instagram accounts to Shift, they will show on the left-hand sidebar. All you need to do to switch between them is click on the icon and that account will take over the main window. This makes switching between Instagram accounts on your desktop a breeze compared to logging in and out of accounts in a browser.

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