How to change email on Instagram + lifehack

Julia Moore
In this article, we will tell you how to change email on Instagram when you lost access to it. For example, your email's been hacked, or you registered IG account using a friend’s or fake emails. At the end, we will tell you how to add an unlimited amount of the addresses to your profile.
Reading time — 9 minutes

Account email

You don’t have to specify your email when signing up. When you create an Instagram account from a browser, you can add only your phone number. You can add an email later in the settings. 

In the same settings, you can change your Instagram email, if you lost the access to it. There are no limits to how many times you can change it. 

Be aware, when you create one more Instagram account using the Instagram app, your email address is copied to the new page. It will be the same you have in the profile from which you tapped Create New Account. If later you realize you need different emails in these accounts, change the address in one of them in the app settings. 

At the same time, you can change the addresses in several accounts to associate one email with all them. You can do it only in the app. 

Now let’s see where these settings are and how to change email on Instagram from the app or a web browser. 

From a smartphone

You add and change Instagram email following the same directions, in the same settings. 

  1. Open the three dots menu.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Go to the Account section.
  4. Open Personal Information.
  5. Choose the Email Address field.
  6. Erase the old email, if you have it there. Type a new one. 
  7. Tap the tick.

The social media platform may ask you to confirm the email address. Then, you receive a letter with a code or a link. If it’s a code, you’ll be directed to a page where you need to insert it in the app. When it’s a link sent to your new email, you need to follow it.

If you can’t find the mail, first check the Spam folder. If the letter is not there, approach the support team. Read here a guide on how to contact Instagram support.

After you’ve linked an email to your Instagram account, the confirmation letter will be sent to it. 

From a computer

Use a web browser to change email on Instagram from a computer. First, you open the social media website.

  1. Click your profile photo.
  2. Choose Profile.
  3. Tap Edit Profile.
  4. Type the address In the Email field.
  5. Click Submit. 

When you change your Instagram email from a computer, you need to confirm it. A letter with a link will be sent to the new address. You need to follow it. After you go by the link, you can say the new email is associated with your Instagram account. But don’t expect to get the confirmation letter.

This method also works with mobile browsers.

Without logging in 

You can change Instagram email without logging in. Use account recovery for this purpose. There must be your photos on the profile page. 

Choose Get help logging in on the authorization page to start changing the email and getting back your account. 

  1. Enter your Instagram username.
  2. Tap Next.
  3. Tap the option Need more help at the bottom.
  4. Choose Can’t access this email or phone number. 
  5. Specify the reason why you’ve lost the access and tap Next.
  6. Answer "yes" to the question if there are photos of you on the profile page, continue by tapping Next. 
  7. Type a new email address and tap Submit. 

You need to record a video so that your face is captured. Then the Instagram team can make sure you are the person pictured in the profile posts, and they will provide you access to the account. The new email address is changed automatically. 

Read more ways of how to get your Instagram account back in the article How to recover your account when you forgot the email, phone number, or username.

Business email

There is a section with contacts in Professional accounts. There you can add one more email. It won’t help you to recover your account, but users will be able to contact you by mail.

Potential customers see your business email when tapping the Contact button on your profile page. Then they need to tap the address in the appeared window to write a letter to you.

You can change the additional Instagram email address only from the app. 

  1. Tap Edit Profile from your profile page. 
  2. Choose Contact options. 
  3. Type the address in the Business email field.
  4. Tap the tick.
Make sure the Display contact info button is active. When it's not, users can’t see the email.

How to add more email addresses 

Users can see only your business email on Instagram. It may be not enough if you have several workers or departments. You have to sort the inbox and then resend letters to the employees.

If you need to add more email addresses to your Instagram, you can create a one-page website on Taplink and put it in the Web-site field in bio. You can place as many contacts on the website as you have. You can always add, delete, or change email addresses there.

Explain what questions are to be sent to each of the emails. Arrange and design the text with Delimiter and picture blocks. Add video and music blocks for more dynamics and demonstrability. 

Email addresses on the page are active links. You can also make them in the form of beautiful buttons, add icons and animation. When a user taps the link or button, their email is opened with the filled recipient field.

Taplink tools help to circumvent other Instagram limits in your account.

  • If you need more clickable links, you can place them on the landing page. 
  • If you need more than 150 characters in bio to introduce yourself, you can do it on the landing page. The text there is not limited.
  • If you need more contact buttons, you can add messaging apps, social networks buttons on the landing page.
If your auditory uses mostly WhatsApp, you can add a link to a chat with you in your bio

Don’t forget to tell users in posts and Stories they should follow the link in your Instagram bio.

On Taplink, you can find enough tools to create your own unique landing page. There are also templates for those who don’t have time to customize the page, just choose the one you like. 

Start here.

The bottom line

Now you know how to change email on Instagram and can change it in your profile, when you need. 

When you lose the access to your email and use another address, you better change the IG settings immediately. Otherwise, you’ll have to make a video to recover your account.

Remember about the additional contacts in Professional accounts. Use Taplink multiple link in bio. They both help to develop your business or brand on social media.

How often do you create a new email address? Tell us in the comments below.