Instagram a popular social media platform that’s very popular with 1/7 people in the world. If you’re not on it, socializing and keeping up to date with your friends may be nonexistent unless you use something else. Instagram allows you to follow your friends so that you can view their posts, stories and interact with them via likes and DMs – you can also add your favorite celebs and public figure and keep up with them on the platform.

When you first create your Instagram account, you’re prompted to provide an email address and phone number, as well as your username and password. Instagram needs your email address and phone number to verify your account when you sign up, recover your account if you forget your password, and send you emails if there’s anything going on with your Instagram account.

You may be worried that you’re not able to create another account since you only have one phone number. Usually, Instagram would want someone distinctive to identify your account whether that is a number or an email, but if you only have one phone number and you want to create a second Instagram account, it can be worrying not knowing if that’s possible.

Can You Have 2 Instagram Account with the Same Number?

Fortunately, Instagram allows you to have the same phone number associated with multiple accounts. Your phone number is used for 2-Step Verification when you try and log into your account – multiple Instagram accounts can have the same number for 2-Step Verification. Instagram doesn’t use your number to verify you’re the account owner when you need to recover your account, it only uses your email address which is why your email address has to be different when creating multiple Instagram accounts.

2-Step Verification is when you have to enter a code that was sent to your phone number after entering your username and password to log in to your account. This stops anyone who doesn’t have your phone to log in to your account. You can use the same number for 2-Step Verification for multiple accounts – so don’t worry about using a different number when creating a second Instagram account.