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How to Create a Second Instagram (UPDATED FOR iOS 12)

We can surely say that Instagram has successfully predicted the future trend of the online market, and according to that, it has introduced some of the most exciting and useful features in its inventory. The one in which you can now have multiple Instagram accounts is considered as an evolutionary move in the direction of online business. Now, you can create a second Instagram account in order to share and communicate your ideas.

Whether you are a service provider or product retailer, you can now use a second Instagram account as your business account, and you can lead people to your account by different marketing tactics.

Managing multiple Instagram account simply means you can switch between your accounts by logging in and out. With an application like Instagram, now you have the option to create and manage a second Instagram account. In addition to that, you can switch between accounts very quickly.

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Best way to Create a Second Instagram Account

You should be wondering why anyone needs a secondary Instagram account? Does it mean to have multiple Instagram account? Well, yes! It is always going to be useful if you use Instagram for the betterment of society. People who need a personal business page can create an Instagram account. Additionally, people who are managing social media pages need to have a second Instagram account. Some may want to upload their ideas or designs; these people also can use secondary Instagram account in order to share information with the world.

Not only you can create multiple accounts but also manage all those accounts equally and seamlessly. You can maintain each Instagram handle separately. In the following article, we will cover how to create a Second Instagram account, how to manage multiple Instagram accounts, and last but not least, how to delete an Instagram account. Moreover, we have also included some key features of Instagram after the new Instagram update became available, and how you can effectively create a new Instagram accounts considering the information that you want to communicate to the social media users.

How Do I make a Second Instagram Account ?

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There are mainly two methods to create a second Instagram account. Firstly, you can make a secondary account within the current account with which you are logged in. Secondly, if you have already created an Instagram account, you can directly sign-in with your account. We will be mentioning both the methods in detail. Additionally, we will cover how to switch between accounts and how to remove an Instagram account. If ever you need to delete the Instagram account in the future, you can do so with proper guidance.

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How many Instagram Accounts can you Create?

Instagram permits users to have five Instagram accounts under one specific condition that is you need a separate email address respectively for each Instagram account. You can manage these accounts simultaneously.

How to Create a Second Instagram Account?

If you have never created a second Instagram account,  you do not have to worry much. Since it is as easy as you could imagine. You can create a new Instagram or second Instagram account in a few steps. Once you created a second Instagram account, it will automatically connect to your previously made Instagram account.

Follow the instructions given below in order to create a second Instagram account. On the other hand, if you are already using multiple Instagram account and are requiring to add another account, you can skip the next part and jump on How to add an account on Instagram.

Here’s the complete guide on how to create a second Instagram account so that you can have complete access to your multiple Instagram accounts. After this, you can manage all your Instagram account simultaneously.

Follow the steps mentioned below to make a second Instagram Account

  • Launch the Instagram app on your device and go to View your Profile.
  • Tap the menu option provided on the top right corner to launch the setting menu.
  • Next up, tap on the gear icon on the bottom right of the setting menu.
  • Scroll all the way down to the Add Account
  • Tap on Sign up; provided at the bottom of the page
  • Here you can see a few different options for Signing up. You can sign up using Facebook, Phone or email. Note that if you are already using the Facebook account as your primary account, then you must need to sign up with your phone or email.
  • Provide your email address or phone. Note that you won’t be able to use your primary account’s email address while creating a second Instagram account. Therefore, we suggest you to use your phone number to create a second Instagram account.

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  • If you choose an email address to sign up, you need to authorize the Instagram account later from your emails where you need to select Confirm your email address.
  • On the other hand, if you use your phone number instead of your email address, you need to provide verification code which is sent to your mobile number.
  • After entering the verification code, tap Next!
  • Here, you are prompted to add your profile phone, name, and address. You will be asked to create a security password. Once you are done with the given task, tap on Next.
  • Next up, it is a very important section where you need to create your Instagram username which will become your Instagram handle [For example, @topmobiletech] In addition to that if you ever want to change your username, you can easily do that too. The username you create must follow the instructions given below.
  • Your username must be UNIQUE
  • Green checkmark shows the strength and uniqueness of your username
  • If it is grey in colour, then you need to try different 
  • Instagram also randomly generates usernames based on the name that you provide while filling up the information page. You can also select one of those randomly generated usernames, all you need to do is tap on the circle arrow provided next to the checkmark.
  • Once you are done with choosing your Instagram username, you can click on Next to proceed further.
  • Next up, you will be prompted to connect to Facebook. Here, if you find that your other account is already linked with Facebook or you don’t want to connect to Facebook, you can tap on Skip!
  • Now then, Instagram will ask you to search your contact list, so that it can find out people who are already available on Instagram. You can follow them on Instagram. If you want to perform this activity later, you simply need to tap on Skip!
  • Next up, find the person whom you want to follow from the Discover People Page. Tap on follow and then Done.
  • That’s all! Instagram will lead you to your new home page and more importantly, your other Instagram account will be linked to this second Instagram account.

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How to Add an Account on Instagram

If you have already made a second Instagram account which is completely different from your primary Instagram account, then all you need to add account to your current Instagram account. You can add another Instagram account in a few easy steps so that you can manage multiple Instagram account within the Instagram app. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so:

Add an Account on Instagram

  • Open Instagram account on your device and tap on view your profile
  • Tap the menu bar on the top right corner to open the Settings Menu.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Add Account
  • On the bottom right of pop-up menu. Select the Gear icon.
  • Sign-in with your second account
  • Tap log-in
  • You can use Facebook if your other account is linked with Facebook

How to switch Between your multiple Instagram accounts

Follow the steps mentioned below to switch between your multiple Instagram accounts!

  1. Open Instagram and from your Instagram profile page, you need to tap on your username which is provided at the top.
  2. Now, you will find a dropdown list of all your active Instagram accounts
  3. Tap on the account which you want to use 

How to Delete an Instagram account that is managed by yourself

Previously, it was quite challenging to delete Instagram account due to a bug. However, recently, Instagram has solved the issue by introducing a new Instagram update in which you can remove the unused Instagram account. Note that it will not delete the current account, and only delete the account that you select. Follow the steps mentioned below in order to delete an Instagram that is managed by yourself.

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  1. Open the Instagram app on your device
  2. Switch to the account that you want to get rid of.
  3. Tap on the menu, provided at the top right corner to open the Setting of Instagram
  4. Next up, tap on the gear icon which is provided on the bottom right of the pop-up menu
  5. Search for Log Out of Account and tap on it.

That’s all, now, you’re signed out from your account. If you want to delete your Instagram account completely, read the following section.

How to Delete Instagram account forever

Before giving you the solution, we would like to clarify a few things. Firstly, only delete the Instagram account if you are sure about it. Secondly, whenever you delete an Instagram account, all associated data will be lost. However, except the account that you want to delete, other Instagram accounts will remain the same as earlier, untouched!

As we have seen that creating a second Instagram account is not rocket science, but when you want to delete an Instagram account entirely, you need to have a computer or a mobile browser. From there, you can entirely delete your Instagram account from your device.

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Follow the steps mentioned below to delete the Instagram account permanently.

How to delete account on instagram

  • You need to open a mobile browser on your iPhone or else you can launch a browser from your personal computer.
  • Note that you cannot perform this task in the Instagram app on your iPhone or iPad.
  •  Navigate to
  • Log in with your account that you want to delete
  • Click on the following link which will lead you to the Instagram’s special page called Delete Your Account.
  • Select the reason for deleting the Instagram account. The options are provided next to Why are you deleting your Instagram account!?
  • Instagram will offer useful tips and a few articles based on your choice to help you out. Basically, this way Instagram will make you change your mind of deleting the account.
  • When asked, enter your password. 
  • Re-enter your password when prompted
  • Next, select Permanently delete my account option.
  • Confirm your selection with Ok from the pop-up menu.
  • You will be notified through a confirmation page that you have successfully deleted your Instagram account.

We hope this article will help you create a second Instagram account as well as delete an Instagram account permanently. If you have any queries regarding Android and iOS, you can reach out to us. Mention your issue in the comment section below; we will be back with the easiest solution. 

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