How to Change Your Email on Instagram

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Don’t worry if you have lost access to your Instagram account or changed your email address. This is how to update your Instagram email in the desktop (iOS or Android) and mobile app.

How to update your email in the Instagram Mobile App

You can easily change your email address using Instagram mobile app. This is true regardless of whether you are using Instagram or Instagram iOS. Here’s how.

  1. Open Instagram, and in your news feed tap the Profile icon at the lower-right corner.

  2. After your profile has opened, tap Edit Profile at the bottom of the page.
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  3. Scroll down to the Edit profile page and tap email address under Profil Information

  4. Tap the blue checkmark at the upper-right corner to accept changes.

  5. A confirmation email should appear directing you to verify the email address that you have entered. Tap OK to check your email.
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  6. You’ll receive an email from Instagram describing the request to change your email address. It will also ask you to click a link that confirms that you are the one who requested it. You can click the Confirm email Address button to be taken to Instagram, where you will be able log in with your new address.
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How to Edit an Instagram Email from a Computer

You can also use your web browser to modify your Instagram email address if you prefer to use Instagram from your laptop or desktop computer.

This section will be identical regardless of which web browser you use for accessing your Instagram computer on a desktop computer or laptop.

  1. Open Instagram using a web browser. Click the Profile button in the upper-right corner.
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  2. Tap Profile in the menu.
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  3. Tap Edit Profile when your profile opens.
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  4. You can then highlight and modify the email address that you wish to use in the field.
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  5. After you are done, click Submit. You will see a small banner in black at the bottom of your screen to inform you that your changes were submitted.
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  6. While you won’t be asked to verify your email address, you will still receive confirmation emails about the change. Open your email program, then open the message from Instagram. Click through the Confirm email Address link to confirm and return to Instagram.

    You will need to change the log-in information for each device if you want to access Instagram via the app or a browser.