Looking for ways on how to change Instagram email? Well, keep reading…
Instagram is a very popular social media app owned by Meta. It allows its users to upload videos, Images, and Reels. And also has additional features like Messaging and a camera.
The app has become famous for offering multiple features in just one space. You can also comment on someone’s post or like their pictures and they can even reply back to your comments or like them.
There are also a lot of ways in which users use Instagram to make friends or search for someone they know, whether it be a public figure or a private person. You can just look up all of your known ones in the search bar and enjoy short videos or posts or memes on a single app.
And Instagram is also known for offering multiple security features that would help its user in securing their Instagram account. Like two-factor authentication and password-changing settings.
With so much of things to offer, most people use Instagram, also most people forget their ids and passwords.
Lost/Forgotten your mail ID or want to replace it with a new one on Instagram?
If for some reason you have lost your email address or have forgotten the password to your previous email address connected to your Instagram account and can’t seem to be able to sign in or log in. Or that you have created a new email address and want to change the previous one and replace it with a new email address.
Don’t worry or panic, as there’s always an option of changing the previous email address to a new one. This would help you log in to your Instagram account with a brand new email address.
Changing your old email address works on iOS and Android and we’ll help with all methods of changing your Instagram email on Android, iOS, and desktop. By following the given step-by-step instructions you’ll be able to update your email address.
How to change Instagram email on Android-
1. First, open the Instagram app on your device.
2. Then select your profile icon, the one with your Instagram profile picture as the thumbnail.
3. Then click on ‘Edit Profile’, then select ‘profile information settings’.
4. In profile information settings you would find your current email address mentioned on top, tap on that.
5. After tapping on your email address the option of ‘change email address’ will appear.
6. Now you can just delete your previously given email address and type in the new one and then select the tick symbol.
7. A pop-up should notify the saved changes and that you have saved your new email.
Following these steps would save your new Instagram email address and you can now log in to your Instagram with the new email address.
How to change the Instagram email on iOS-
1. Select the Instagram app on your iOS device.
2. Tap on your profile given on the bottom right side.
3. Select ‘edit profile’ and tap on ‘profile information settings’ and go to ‘change email address.
4. Select ‘change email address and delete your current Instagram email address.
5. Type the new email address in its place and click on the tick icon which will save the changes.
6. A notification should confirm your updated changes in the email address.
How to change the Instagram email on the Desktop-
If you prefer using your desktop or laptop for browsing your Instagram account. These are the following steps you can follow to update your email- (these steps should work for all browsers on your desktop)
1. Open Instagram on your desktop with a web browser.
2. Click on your profile icon situated on the top right corner of the browser page.
3. Select ‘edit profile’. Your ‘profile information’ will show up.
4. Select the email address given in your ‘profile information and change the email address with the new one.
5. Lastly, scroll down and tap on ‘submit’ given at the bottom.
6. A pop-up confirming your updated Instagram email address should appear on your desktop screen.
It is advisable to log in to your Instagram account with the new email address to access Instagram using the updated email. To check if the new email address has been saved or not.
Whether you have saved changes in your Android, iOS, or desktop, the new one should show up if you log in to your account and view your profile information on the device.
Changing Instagram account password-
Other than changing your email ID you can also change your password on your Instagram account if you may have forgotten it or would just like to change it to a new one.
There are often times when the previous passwords that we used were too long or complicated for us to remember and now wish to change your Instagram account password to a simpler and less complicated one. There are a few ways to do this-
Changing Instagram account password on Android-
The first obvious step is to open the Instagram app on your Android device.
Go to your profile that has your profile picture as a thumbnail on the bottom right corner.
No click on the options symbolized by three horizontal dashes at the top right corner of your profile.
This will pop up a few options at the bottom of your screen and you have to select ‘settings’.
After opening settings several more options will appear in front of your screen and You have to tap on ‘security’.
After selecting security the app would show you your different log-in security options and the option ‘password’ should appear on the top.
Click on password and you will see that the options for you to change your current password have appeared.
So type in your current password which should be more than 6 characters long and also should include different combinations of numbers, capital letters, and special symbols.
Type in your new password with the above-mentioned requirements.
Re-enter and confirm your new password. And click on the tick mark or save option given.
This will set your new password and now you can log in to your Instagram account securely.
Changing Instagram Account password in iOS-
The steps for changing your Instagram account password are similar in iOS as well.
Click on the Instagram app on your iOS device.
Go to your profile icon.
and tap on the same three horizontal lines given at the top right corner of your profile.
Tap on settings and then select security.
Click on ‘password’ on the login security page.
Type your current password in the ‘current password’ blank.
Then type in your new password which should be stronger and should include all the characters required to create a better password.
Re-enter your newly created password and you’re done.
How to enable the Two-step Verification/Two-factor Authentication feature in your Instagram account-
Two-step Verification or also known as Two-factor Authentication in any app helps you to doubly secure your app from prying eyes. It is one of the most efficient ways to make sure that your private activities in your social media apps are hidden and double protected.
Instagram also offers this feature or doubly securing your Instagram account by enabling the Two-step Verification feature on your app.
Follow the given steps-
Open the Instagram app and tap on your ‘profile’ which has your profile picture as an icon.
Then on the top right corner is the hamburger icon or three horizontal dashes, tap on them.
In the pop-up that would appear below, select ‘security’.
After opening security you may see various options to secure your Instagram account.
Click on the ‘two-factor authentication’ option.
Select ‘Get Started’.
Now you will be presented with different options for choosing a security method for your two-factor authentication.
The following two options will appear-
1. To log in codes from a third-party authentication app, which means that you can use another third-party app to verify and open your Instagram.
Note that this method only works for Android and iOS users.
2. another method is to select SMS or Text message codes, that you will receive on your registered mobile number.
You may choose either of these two methods to enable two-factor authentication on your device.
‘Trust This device’-
This is another method to ensure that your device doesn’t fall into the unknowing hands of another.
A trusted device is the feature that enables you to make sure that this is the only device that you use to run your account and when some other device pops up, you will be notified about that.
Also, you don’t need to enter your password every time you open your trusted device.
Your ‘Trusted device’ is most likely to be your regularly used phone or laptop or desktop.
Also, make sure that you are not selecting a trusting device when using a public or someone else’s private device.
On Android, you can enable this setting by going into your settings.
Then scroll down to ‘lock screen’ and tap on ‘add trusted devices’.
Now you can select the devices that you would like to add as your trusted device and you’re done.
These were the various methods to secure your social media accounts and Instagram account specifically. Including how to change your email address, how to change your password, how to enable two-step verification/two-factor authentication, and enabling trust in this device.
You may choose from any of these methods to secure your account according to your convenience in the future.