How To Create a Second Instagram Account on the Same Mobile Device

Having multiple Instagram accounts can be useful for separating personal and business content or maintaining anonymity. Thankfully, creating a second account is easy to do even if you only have one mobile device. As a social media marketing consultant with over 5 years of experience, I have helped many clients set up and manage multiple Instagram profiles.

Why You Might Want a Second Account

Here are some of the most common reasons people create secondary Instagram profiles:

  • Business purposes – Maintain a professional presence separate from your personal account. This helps prevent mixing work and personal content.
  • Anonymity – If you post sensitive content related to your job or personal life, a private secondary account allows you to share more freely and anonymously.
  • Thematic accounts – Create niche “alt” accounts centered around specific interests like travel, food, fashion etc.
  • Manage multiple brands – Useful if you need to handle social media for multiple business clients from your phone.

Step-by-Step Guide

Creating a second Instagram account is a straightforward process. Just follow these steps:

1. Download a Clone App

You’ll need to download a clone app that lets you duplicate another app on your device. Popular options include Parallel Space, Dual Space, or 2Accounts. These are available for free on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

2. Open the Clone App

Once installed, open your clone app and grant the required permissions when prompted. This allows the app to access your device storage and duplicate other apps.

3. Select Instagram

Inside the clone app, find and select Instagram from the list of available apps. This will create a cloned second version of Instagram.

4. Login or Sign Up

A prompt will appear asking you to log in or sign up for a new account. To create a new additional account, select sign up with email or phone and complete the process.

5. Customize the Profile

You can now access both Instagram apps separately. Customize your second profile with a unique username, profile photo, bio etc.

6. Switch Between Accounts

To switch between your two accounts, simply open the corresponding app clone. It’s that easy!

Tips for Managing Multiple Accounts

Here are some tips to help you manage your accounts efficiently:

  • Use different email addresses and passwords for enhanced privacy.
  • Give your accounts unique usernames related to their purpose. This helps avoid confusion.
  • Customize profile photos so you can differentiate accounts at a quick glance.
  • Check notifications regularly on both accounts to stay up-to-date.
  • Cross-promote your accounts by tagging each other in relevant posts.
  • Schedule posts in advance on niche accounts to save time managing them.
  • Analyze insights for each account separately to compare performance.

Why Use a Clone App Instead of Logging In and Out?

Rather than constantly logging in and out, using a clone app keeps both accounts logged in simultaneously. This allows seamless switching without having to repeatedly enter your password. It also enables receiving notifications from both accounts. For optimal convenience, a clone app is the best method for housing multiple Instagram profiles on one device.


Having a second Instagram account is simple with the help of clone apps like Parallel Space or Dual Space. It only takes a few minutes to set up an additional profile. This opens up possibilities like maintaining business and personal presences separately, anonymity, specialized thematic accounts, brand management, and more. Just be sure to customize each profile and check back regularly on both accounts.

With some practice toggling between your accounts, managing multiple Instagrams is easy even on just your mobile device. So go ahead and unleash your creativity with specialized secondary profiles!