The Way To Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts (2/2)

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In this article, let’s discover more about how to manage multiple Instagram accounts.

How do I manage multiple Instagram accounts on my desktop? (Including Mac and PC)

Instagram does not let you post instantly from a desktop. However, you should use a social media management platform like Hootsuite to post to and manage one or more Instagram accounts from your computer. This also provides access to additional advanced features like scheduling and detailed analytics.

So, as a way to manage multiple Instagram accounts on a computer, you should use a social media management platform. Here’s set up and use multiple Instagram account in Hootsuite.

The way to view multiple Instagram accounts on Hootsuite

Step one to using multiple Instagram accounts in Hootsuite is to add them to your dashboard.

You may add personal or business Instagram accounts to Hootsuite, however business accounts have a more streamlined posting process and provide superior features. You may view both business and personal Instagram accounts together in your Hootsuite dashboard. Here’s get them set up:

Step 1: Log in to your Hootsuite dashboard

Step 2: Click + Add Social Network.

Button to add another social network in Hootsuite

Step 3: Tap Instagram on the left menu, then click Connect with Instagram.

Option to add multiple Instagram profiles in Hootsuite

Step 4: Choose Authorize in the pop-up box.

Button to authorize Instagram account in Hootsuite

Step 5: In case you have a business account, select Sign in to Facebook and proceed to Step 6.

In case you have a personal account, tap Exit with limited access within the next pop-up box, then Exit again, and also you’re completed.

Option to sign in to Facebook to confirm Instagram authorization in Hootsuite

Step 6: Follow the steps in the Facebook login.

Confirm in Facebook

Step 7: Click Done.

Hootsuite message confirming that direct publishing to Instagram has been setup

Repeat the steps for each Instagram you need to add to Hootsuite.

How you can switch between Instagram accounts on Hootsuite

To view your Instagram accounts at a glance and switch between them simply, add your posts for every account as a stream in the Hootsuite dashboard.

Step 1: Click + Add Stream

Button to add a stream in Hootsuite

Step 2: Click Instagram and select the account you need to add, then choose My Posts. In case you plan to use Hootsuite to schedule Instagram posts for later, it’s also a good suggestion to add the stream known as Scheduled.

How to add another Instagram account in Hootsuite

Repeat for each of your Instagram accounts.

Now you may view all your Instagram accounts on Hootsuite, so you may simply switch between them.

The way to post to multiple Instagram accounts on Hootsuite

You should use Hootsuite to post to any of the Instagram accounts you’ve got added to your Hootsuite dashboard. The method is a bit different depending on whether you’re posting to a business or a personal account.

Posting to a business account

Here’s a quick video overview:

And here are the detailed steps:

Step 1: In the Hootsuite dashboard, tap New Post and choose the Instagram account you need to publish from. You may choose multiple accounts if you want to publish the same post to multiple Instagram account.

Step 2: Add your picture and text, then click Post Now or Schedule for Later.

Option to schedule an Instagram post or publish now in Hootsuite

Step 3: In case you select Post Now, the post will publish on to your Instagram account. In case you select Schedule for Later, it will post automatically at the scheduled time. In the meantime, you may see and edit your post in the Scheduled stream in your Hootsuite dashboard.

Screenshot of a scheduled Instagram post in Hootsuite

To switch to a different Instagram account, return to step 1, and select a different account.

Posting to a personal account

You may create and schedule your posts for an Instagram personal account using the Hootsuite dashboard on your desktop, providing you with better management of your posts. Personal accounts use a mobile notifications workflow, so you’ll take the final step to publish on your phone.

First, make sure you have both the Hootsuite app and the Instagram app installed on your mobile phone.

Then, follow the steps in the video below to create your post.

To switch to a different Instagram account, return to step 1, and select a different account.

The way to remove one of your Instagram accounts from Hootsuite

At some point, you may want to remove one of your Instagram accounts from Hootsuite. Here’s how:

Step 1: In the Hootsuite dashboard, click your profile picture, then click Manage Networks.

Option to "Manage Social Networks" in Hootsuite

Step 2: Click on the gear icon for the account you need to remove, then click Remove from Hootsuite.

How to remove an Instagram account from Hootsuite

Step 3: Click OK in the pop-up box. Remember that this will delete any scheduled posts for that Instagram account.

Window to confirm that you would like to remove a social network from Hootsuite

The removed account no longer appears in your social account picker, and any streams tied to that account might be removed from your dashboard.

Notice that removing your account from Hootsuite doesn’t delete your account. In case you need to delete your account (forever), follow the steps provided by Instagram.

How you can manage multiple business Instagram accounts

In case you’re managing multiple business accounts, it’s a good suggestion to use the Hootsuite dashboard for your posts, rather than managing your accounts instantly throughout the Instagram app.

For one thing, while the Instagram app is limited to managing 5 Instagram accounts, including both business and personal accounts, business customers can add up to 35 social profiles to the Hootsuite dashboard.

Managing multiple business Instagram accounts in Hootsuite also allows you to collaborate with group members and access advanced analytics from the same platform you use to manage and measure your other social accounts.

To effectively manage multiple Instagram business accounts, you should ensure each of your Instagram accounts is connected to a Facebook Page. Here’s how.

Step 1: In case you are the owner of the Facebook Page, log into the Page, and click on Settings.

Settings icon in Facebook

If are not the owner of the Facebook Page, you will have to ask a Page Admin to add you as an Editor.

Step 2: Click Page Roles in the left column, then ensure you are listed as an Editor or Admin.

Screen to manage Facebook admins

Step 3: On the left menu, click Instagram. Then click Connect Account and enter your Instagram credentials, then click Log In.

Button to Connect to Instagram in Facebook

In case you try to log in to a personal Instagram account, the system will stroll you through the process of converting it to a business account at the moment.

Step 4: Now open the Hootsuite dashboard and click + Add Social Network.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

Step 5: Go to Instagram in the left menu, then choose Connect with Instagram.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

Step 6: Click Authorize in the pop-up box.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

Step 7: Choose Sign in to Facebook and follow the steps in the Facebook login.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

Step 8: Tap Done.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

Repeat the steps for each Instagram business account you need to add to Hootsuite.

Now you can manage all of your Instagram business accounts from your Hootsuite dashboard.

How to push notifications to work with multiple Instagram accounts

In case you have push notifications for multiple Instagram accounts turned on, you will get notifications for all of them on your mobile device.

Every notification will indicate the related account name in brackets before the content of the notification.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

Tapping a notification will take you directly to the related Instagram account, no matter which accounts you last used.

In case you’re using Instagram and a notification comes in from one of your different accounts, you will see the notification at the top of your screen.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

In case you’re managing multiple Instagram accounts on one device, it may be overwhelming to have them all sending push notifications. Luckily, you may modify the push notifications for each of your Instagram accounts separately.

The first step: From the account, you want to adjust notifications for, tap the hamburger icon in the top right, then tap Settings.

The second step: Tap Notifications.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

The third step: Select which actions you need notifications for this account. You may also select to pause notifications for up to 8 hours.

manage multiple Accounts on Instagram

Repeat the steps for each account to customize the push notifications you get for each of your multiple Instagram accounts.

 

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