Instagram tests out account switching feature on some iOS users

Account switching is one of Instagram's most-requested features

Instagram has confirmed that is testing a new account switching feature on some iOS users.

The feature allows users to quickly and easily change between accounts within the app, rather than going through the lengthy process of signing out and then logging back in again. 

The news emerged after some users noticed that the button had unexpectedly appeared in their apps, but now Instagram has confirmed the test, telling TechCrunch: "We are always testing new features within our community."

A lot of Instagram users have no use for this feature, but it's one of the most commonly-requested, especially by people who have personal, less 'polished' accounts that only friends can see, and by people who work with social media and run a number of accounts.

As usual with tests like these, Instagram hasn't said when or if the feature will be released to the public.

But Instagram has seen some big changes recently (longer ads, different-sized pictures), so it might not be long until account switching gets rolled out to everyone.

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