Those who have more than one Instagram accounts know that it can sometimes be hard to switch between different profiles back and forth. Fortunately, Instagram is apparently testing a new feature to make this process somehow easier. As TechCrunch reports, Instagram has prototyped a new feature named “Main Account” that would let you set one of your profiles as the primary account and then link your others accounts to it.
How the ‘Main Account’ Feature Would Work
Logging into Instagram with this main account would log you to your other accounts automatically, as well. That means you would only have to remember one username and password combination instead of taking note of every single one for your other profiles. This easier login process is a simple adjustment, but it’s a critical move because if users could switch accounts more efficiently, they would be more likely to be active and engage faster with their community.
When will it be released?
Instagram has yet to confirm whether or not it’s currently working on the feature in the subject. When pressed, it declined to comment on TechCrunch’s report, which is typical for companies that prototype features only available for employees. Even if Instagram is actually working on this Main Account feature, there is no guarantee of it ever being rolled out. After all, some features in the development boards eventually get tossed out for several reasons. It’s entirely possible Main Account suffers the same destiny — and that’s assuming if it’s actually in development in the first place.
That said, it’s worth mentioning that many features first recognized as prototypes ended up being rolled out in the end, including nametags, video calling, and more recently, soundtracks. What are the possibilities of Main Account being rolled out? Well, it’s necessary to note that Instagram has been toying around with features focused on identity and profiles. Close Friends, for example, lets users share content to only a picked few. It also added a way to regram posts to multiple accounts. Allowing users to set the main account makes sense — not only will it make account management a much more comfortable and streamlined process, but it’s also a step toward a more dynamic and singular login platform.
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