How do I switch between Instagram accounts?

Switching between accounts on LightWidget can be a bit tricky. Let’s say that you have two different accounts: @my.private.account and @my.company.account. If you are logged in to your company account and you wish to switch to your private account here is what you need to do.

Switching accounts

First you need to log out from LightWidget. In our case we are logged in as @lightwidget user. From user menu in top right corner please choose Log out option. 

This action will log you out from LightWidget only, not from Instagram account. Please click Take me to Instagram button.

It will take you to Instagram page. Now you need to go to your profile page. Easiest option is to click the Profile button in top right corner of Instagram page.

Once you are on your profile page please click the Options button next to the Edit profile button.

Pop up with more options will appear. Please click Log out. It will log you out from Instagram account.

Return to our homepage – https://lightwidget.com and click Log in button in top right corner of the screen. Instagram will ask you for credentials. You can now log in to your second account.

Why it has to work that way?

Due to security reasons we are not able to log you out from Instagram. It is simply not possible, because Instagram is separate app and we do not have any access to user session. Since you can be logged in to single account only at the same time in your browser you need to manually log out.

Comments (9)

  • Lovely service. You should add support for multiple IG accounts. Otherwise agencys can't use it

    restaurangapa

    • Thank you:) We send you a DM on Instagram regarding multiple Instagram accounts:)

      lightwidget

      • @lightwidget I am having difficulty with the upgraded widget as I was hopeful that it would let me filter images by username, I need support for multiple instagram account. Its currently pulling my private photos and i need it to pull the business page. thanks

        deblocky

      • @deblocky We replied to your support ticket which was the same as this comment:)

        lightwidget

  • Hi, please can you DM me too as I would like to try multiple IG accounts

    blaylock_karen

  • Me too! @brandfarmfilms

    rossgjones

  • How can I use multiple business accounts?

    allisonriverssamson

    • Hi there! Could you please drop us a support ticket? We will explain everything there:)

      lightwidget

  • I have multiple IG accounts under the same login details and because of this I can't add the second account I want to be the widget on my blog, will this be possible soon?

    georgia.l.powell

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