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If you created a new email account, or you have a different email that you prefer to use, you might want to change your email address in your Instagram account. We’ll show you how to do just that on desktop and mobile.

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Change Your Instagram Account Email on Mobile

On your mobile phone (iPhone, iPad, or Android), use the Instagram app to update the email address in your account.

Start by launching the Instagram app on your phone. In the app’s bottom bar, tap your profile icon.

On your profile page, tap “Edit Profile.”

Select "Edit Profile" on the profile page.

On the “Edit Profile” screen, at the bottom, tap “Personal Information Settings.”

Tap "Personal Information Settings."

Tap the “E-mail Address” field.

Select the "E-mail Address" field.

You will see a “Change Email” screen. Here, type the new email address you’d like to use with your Instagram account. Then, in the top-right corner, tap the checkmark icon.

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You will see a “Check Your Email” prompt. Tap “OK.”

Select "OK" in the prompt.

Instagram has sent an email to your new email address for verification. So open your email’s inbox, access Instagram’s email, and tap the “Confirm Email Address” link in the email.

Tap the "Confirm Email Address" link in the Instagram email.

And that’s it. Your new email address is now the primary email address for your Instagram account.

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Change Your Instagram Email Address on Desktop

If you are on a desktop computer like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Instagram website to change your email address.

To do so, first, open a web browser on your computer and launch the Instagram site. Sign in to your account on the site.

After signing in, in the top-right corner of the site, click your profile icon.

From the menu that opens, select “Profile.”

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On the profile page, next to your username, click “Edit Profile.”

Select "Edit Profile" on the profile page.

Scroll down the “Edit Profile” page so you see the “Email” field. Click this field and enter the new email address to use in your account. Then click “Submit.”

You will have to verify your new email address by clicking a link in the email that you receive from Instagram. To do so, open your email’s inbox, access the email from Instagram, and click the “Confirm Email Address” link in that email.

And your Instagram email address is now changed. You will now use this new email address to sign in to the platform on all your devices.


You might also want to change your email on Facebook. It’s equally easy (and important) to do that.

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