Instagram Sign Up: 9 FAQs Answered

Instagram Sign Up 9 Common Questions Answered

You would think something as simple as an Instagram sign up would cause people no issues. But as with even the simplest of things, there are bound to be issues.

As indicated by you the public, here are 9 of the most common questions being asked from potential Instagram signups:

Why is my Instagram sign up blocked?

If you are attempting to sign up on your phone and receive this message, Instagram has likely determined that you have already created too many accounts. Instagram determines this by looking at what phone number you are using or from what mobile device you are creating your accounts.

There are two simple solutions:

  1. Use a different phone number to create your accounts
  2. If you are attempting to sign up from your mobile, try signing up from your desktop instead
Instagram sign up blocked
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Why does Instagram sign up tell me I have an open proxy?

When Instagram denies your account registration because you have an open proxy, Instagram has determined that the IP from which you are trying to create your account has been blacklisted. Most of the time, IPs are blacklisted when they have been used to create multiple abusive accounts in the past.

The easiest solution is to simply try creating your account from a different IP address. You can also contact your service provider and alert them to your situation, using a site like to provide them with the required information.

Can I sign up for Instagram without a phone?

You can sign up for Instagram on virtually any device, mobile or desktop. Simply visit the Instagram sign up page and create a new account.

As for using Instagram without a phone, we suggest using a tool like AiGrow to provide a complete Instagram experience from your desktop.

Can I sign up for Instagram without a Facebook account?

Although Instagram is owned by Facebook, you do not need a Facebook account to register on Instagram. You can sign up for Instagram using any of the following methods:

  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Facebook account

Can you sign up for two different Instagram accounts with the same email?

Technically you can’t create two different Instagram accounts with the same email. What you can do, however, is create a second Gmail account and tell Google to forward all mail sent to that account to the Gmail account you used to create your first Instagram account.

Instagram sign up
In your Gmail: Inbox > Settings > Accounts and Import

Can you sign up for multiple Instagram account?

As indicated by Instagram, you can add and manage up to five accounts per IP address. It’s important to note that you will have to use a different email for each account (using the solution mentioned above, this can be worked around).

What information do I have to give Instagram to sign up?

Although the information you give Instagram is constantly evolving, when you first sign up all that is required is:

  • Your first and last name (doesn’t have to be your real name)
  • Your email address, Facebook account, or phone number
  • Your password

Why does Instagram need my phone number and/or email?

Instagram needs your phone number and/or email primarily to keep track of account ownership and to avoid the creation of fake/bot accounts. After registering, Instagram sends a code to either your email or phone number (depending on which one you choose). Instagram then asks you to provide them with this code as the final step before they accept your signup.

Instagram sign up verification code

Is there a benefit to signing up using my Facebook account?

Signing up to Instagram via your Facebook account makes finding and following your friends super simple. Instead of having to track down your friends one-by-one, as you would if you didn’t connect your Instagram to your Facebook, an Instagram sign up using Facebook automatically suggests all available friends you can follow.

If you are a business with an established customer base already on Facebook, signing up to Instagram using Facebook also makes sense, as it provides a seamless transition to a new platform for your client base.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below! Once you’re past the hurdle of signing up, get a jump start on growing your followers with our comprehensive guide, 62 Proven Ways to Grow Your Followers in 2018.