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Is it possible to switch out IG account names?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Ruski4201, May 10, 2015.

  1. Ruski4201

    Ruski4201 Registered Member

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    As my title asks, is it possible to switch out IG account names? Let me explain more. I want to build a page to later promote a clothing line. I have a page with that exact name which I do little posting on and no botting. I don't want to risk botting this page atm. Don't want to risk losing the name. If I was to build a page with a different name would I then be able to transfer this name over?


    This is my idea..... Page A is the name I like. Page B is the page I'm building. When page B is where I need it to be can I change the name of Page A, releasing the name, and then quickly chnage the name of page B to Page A's prior name?
     
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    majdi107 Senior Member

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    idk .
     
  3. duceduc

    duceduc Supreme Member

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    I would say most likely not.
     
  4. HoNeYBiRD

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    interesting question, i think the answer is yes, maybe not immediately, but after a little while
    if i'm not mistaken it's against ig's TOS to reserve an account name and keep it inactive, but as long as it has some activity, it'll be fine for sure

    but you can easily test this, if you have at least 2 accs, so you don't necessarily need to wait to be able to find this out
     
  5. Ruski4201

    Ruski4201 Registered Member

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    I'm going to give it a shot when I'm at the office. Don't want to log into too many accounts from one IP. I only building and botting 1 page now so I haven't made the proxy leap yet.

    But for the record, I do post on that page. Every few days I'll upload a pic and drop a few likes just to build account strength.
     
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    duceduc Supreme Member

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    I take back what I said and Honeybird is correct. I just tried it and it works, but there may be a waiting period.

    About 2 months ago, I changed my ig name. I just tried to create an ig account using that same name and IG shows it is available. I suspect there will be a waiting period before you are allow to use it after you delete your account or change the name.
     
  7. BearyManaLow

    BearyManaLow Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You can change your name immediately to the other without any waiting time.
     
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    EveCarp Regular Member

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    Yeah, you can. I have many placeholder accounts that hold names in different niches which I transfer over after the page has aged a little bit and has gained some engagement. No wait period, nothing. Incredibly awesome if you ask me.
     
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    iomxv Newbie

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    ive changed names once on instagram, its not an issue
     
  10. coitza

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    i've changed names with no problem so there shouldn't be an issue, you never know if they will change that in the future though...