Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world which is used by millions of users. There are various ways users can sign up on Instagram such as by using phone number, email address, or Facebook account. One thing that is common in all these methods is email address which Instagram will ask you to provide for security reasons.
To create an Instagram account, you need to provide your personal information such email address, phone number, name, date of birth etc. Sometimes we lost access to our email account and then we want to change our email address on Instagram. Many of you may even ask why it is important to do so.
Changing your email address is important because it allows you to recover your account when you forget your password. Instagram will send you a recover email on your account using which you can reset your password very easily. But if you don’t have the right email attached to your Instagram, it is going to create a lot of problems for you in the future and you may even lose access to your Instagram account if you failed to verify your identity.
Change email address on Instagram
Instagram gives you an option to change your email address and other personal information in the edit profile section. The steps are exactly same for both Android and iOS/iPhone users. Follow this step-by-step guide:
- First open the Instagram app on your Android or iOS device.
- Now tap on your profile icon in the bottom right side.
- Next click on Edit Profile button just below your Instagram bio.
- In the Edit Profile page, click on Personal information settings. This is where you can information such as email address, phone number, gender, and date of birth.
- Tap on the Email Address option and then write the new email ID you want to use with your Instagram account. Click on Done button to save the changes.
- After that, you will get an email confirmation from Instagram. So you have to open that email and click on the Confirm button to change the email ID. That’s it!
This email verification step is very important so don’t skip it otherwise you may have issues in the future while recovering your Instagram account if you forgot password.
If you are using Instagram on desktop, these steps are almost the same. You have to visit the Instagram website by using any browser such as Chrome and then go to your profile. There you will see Edit Profile option. Just click on it and then update your new email address.
How to change Instagram email ID if you can’t access account
Now let’s suppose a situation in which you are unable to log in to your Instagram account as you forgot the password. Also, your previous email account isn’t working as it is hacked, closed or disabled. How to recover your account in such a situation and change your email address?
If you can’t access your email account, you can use other ways to recover your Instagram including phone number and Facebook account. For this, open the Instagram app on your device and click on Get help logging in option under Log In button. After that, enter your phone number, username or choose Log in with Facebook option. Tap next and then follow the on-screen instructions to get access to your account.
If you are on iOS, you have to click on Forget password option instead of Get help logging in. Once you are logged in, you can follow the same steps we have discussed in the previous section to change your email address on Instagram. Always make sure to have secondary option to recover your account in case of emergency. Keeping the Facebook account linked with your Instagram is the best way to log in as you don’t have to enter your username and password manually.
The steps are almost the same as in the case of changing email address. Simply go to your Instagram profile and click on Edit Profile option. After that, tap on Personal information settings and that’s where you can change your phone number.
Yes, you can also add business email address ending with custom domain other than Gmail or other email services.
In such a situation, you are only left to use your Facebook account. And if you have not connected your Instagram with Facebook, there won’t be any way to get access to your account. This is the worst case scenario. To avoid getting into such situation, make sure to add all log in methods active on your Instagram so if one fails, you can try the other alternatives.
If you forgot which of your email IDs you have used with your Instagram, you can find that out from the Edit Profile section. When you click on the Personal information settings, you will see your current email ID which is already attached to your Instagram.
So that’s pretty much everything you need to know about changing your email address on Instagram. Keep your account safe and secure before anything wrong happens. Email address gives you a peace of mind by allowing you to recover your account when you forgot the password. if you have any doubts, feel free to share them in the comments below. You can check out more Instagram tips and useful guides on our website.