Managing multiple Instagram accounts

Using Buffer's Instagram Reminders feature, you are able to create and schedule your Instagram posts in advance and when it's time for the post to be published, Buffer will send a notification to your phone, which loads your photo into Instagram along with your prewritten caption saved to your phone's clipboard, ready to be pasted. Read more about Instagram Reminders here.

If you’re managing multiple Instagram accounts through Buffer, it’s important to make sure you’re posting to the correct account. When the notification comes through to your phone, the message will state which Instagram account the post is intended for.

Once you’ve tapped on the alert and it’s open within the Buffer app, the next step is to tap on Open in Instagram, at which point you’ll be prompted to check if you’re posting to the correct account. If you’re unsure, tap See who is logged on. This will take you to the Instagram app where you can check which account you’re currently using. (Or if you know you’re already using the correct account, just tap I’m good to go!)

Instagram allows you to connect 5 accounts per device, meaning you can easily switch between them without logging in and out each time. Once in Instagram, head to your profile page and if you’re logged into multiple accounts you’ll be able to switch between them by tapping the account name at the top of the screen.

Once you have the right account selected, head back to the Buffer app and share your post as normal (you can do this by clicking < Buffer at the top left of the screen).

Managing more than 5 Instagram accounts?

Instagram have a limit of 5 active accounts per device, which means if you’re managing more than that, you will need to fully log out of each account and log back into the correct one that the post is intended for. One thing to note is that you would need to make sure Instagram is not"remembering" the login details for each account, otherwise it wouldn't let you login to a 6th account.
We are aware that this process is far from ideal; sadly we’re not able to control Instagram’s functionality, which means there is not an easier way to manage this right now.