Instagram mulls iPhone widget for easier account switching

Instagram mulls iPhone widget for easier account switching

Instagram might be close to making it an entire lot easier to modify between multiple accounts on the iPhone.

Lots of folks on the favored social media service juggle two or more accounts, perhaps for personal and business matters or ones that specialize in different individual interests.

Now the Facebook-owned company is functioning on a widget for the house screen, which will allow you to quickly select a specific Instagram account before you even open the app, consistent with Silicon Valley insider and prominent leaker Alessandro Paluzzi.

Paluzzi in the week shared a variety of images showing several different versions of the widget, which has enough space to allow you to move between up to four Instagram accounts with one tap.

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At present, switching between accounts involves tapping on the profile button at rock bottom right of the display to travel to your profile, then tapping on your username at the highest of the show, and eventually selecting the account you would like to access. On newer iPhones, it’s also possible to long-press the profile button to surface your different accounts.

While the present method for switching between accounts isn’t particularly laborious, the widget-based process could convince be an entire lot smoother and more efficient. Moreover, it might allow you to jump right into your required account instead of opening the Instagram app first then selecting another account.

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It should be noted that at present, the feature appears to be within the build stage, meaning it’d never see the sunshine of day. However, there’s an honest chance it’ll advance to a public test phase, and if that goes well, it could become a permanent feature of Instagram for iPhone. We’ll keep you posted.