The increasing detestation of teens to Facebook endangers not only the company’s feed ad earnings, but also its position as an identity provider. Presently, the Facebook login portal lets users in touch with social network to access other apps without needing a different username and password. However, Facebook is ready to let go of its most empowered wedge into your lives to for young audience, who have ditched Facebook in favor of Instagram.
What is account linking feature?
With the new feature under development, you would be able to manage more than one Instagram handles as the app will be transformed as a successor to FB login. Currently, you are forced to toggle multiple sets of login ids and passwords to manage your personal, business and Finsta accounts. After the account linking feature goes live, the Instagram would be geared with a “Main Account” feature that lets you set one of your profiles as a primary account and then link other accounts to it.
How is it going to help?
The account linking would be able to fuel the current login platform of Instagram. Presently, many third-party apps use it to help you compose feed posts and Stories and then share on Instagram. However, with account linking tweak, you can expect Instagram to provide you with a type of dashboard that caters all the linked apps and services. This way, Instagram could possibly expand the login platform to get you more of the identity.
According to the codes for ‘Account Linking’ in the Instagram for Android alpha version’s APK files, it explains,
“Quickly and securely log in to all of your Instagram accounts with one ID and password . . . Make one of your accounts your main account and use it to log in to all of your other accounts at once . . . Your accounts will remain separate but logging in will be fast and simple . . . Anyone who has the password for your main account will have access to the accounts connected to it.”