Phew! Instagram update restores log out button

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You're not trapped in the same account forever after all.
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Head into the App Store and get the latest Instagram update because it solves a huge problem: You can finally log out of your account. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be a breakthrough new feature, but it is now if you’ve been severely confused about how to escape lately.

If you’re big on using the relatively new fast account switching feature on Instagram, you may have noticed over the past couple of days that it mysteriously vanished from the app. You also just flat out couldn’t log out.

It turns out a bug in the app prevented these options from showing up in Instagram’s settings, which was hugely detrimental for professionals who need to manage multiple social media accounts.

But Instagram 7.19.1, out for iOS today, fixes that. To log out or switch accounts on Instagram once you’ve installed the update, go to the Profile tab and click the Settings on the top right. Then scroll all the way down until at last you can again see options to Clear Search History, Add Account (or switch to one) and Log Out.

The app also now shows video views underneath every video. Cool, I guess.

Thanks for that speedy update, Instagram. But feel free to take your time with that other one you’re working on.