Instagram Account Linking

Instagram Account LinkingInstagram has recently become a refuge for those who are migrating from Facebook especially after all the ways the giant social media has mishandled user data with the unending privacy scandals each month.

Facebook is all over the internet and most people use to log in to services offered online and for the convenience people don’t even create new accounts and are now tied to their Facebook profile. It’s much harder to log in to Instagram especially if you have multiple accounts such as personal, business or fake Instagrams popularly known as Finstas.

This is all about to change as a prototype of ‘Main Account’ was spotted on Android alpha version’s APK files as seen by Techcrunch. This feature lets you make one of your accounts your main account.

  • This ensures you quickly and securely log in to all of your Instagram accounts with one ID and password.
  • The accounts will remain separate but logging in will be fast and simple.
  • One thing to note is that anyone who has the password for your main account will have access to the accounts connected to it so it will be imperative to get a secure password to protect all your accounts from prying eyes and would-be hackers.

Another outcome of this testing is that it would increase the widespread of the lesser known “Log in with Instagram that is overshadowed by the “Log In with Facebook” that has locked in users such as those that use it to log in to Spotify, Shazam and Netflix.

Other features it has recently tested include sharing your post across multiple posts, quiz stickers for stories and making its saved collections feature more collaborative

The account linking feature could also forge a path for cross-platform messaging between Facebook’s apps – WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram Messaging.


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