How to make Instagram Personal Profile into a Business Account?

If you don't have an Instagram business account and want to turn your personal account into one, then you are in the right place. 


Instagram API restricts usage to Instagram Business account users only. There are 3 types of accounts users can create: Personal, Creator, & Business. To find out the type of account you are using, you must first go to Profile->Options(3 dashes in the top right corner)->Settings->Account->Account Type/Switch account type

*Here, the option that is NOT shown determines the type of your account. (e.g, in the image below there are 2 options presented: Switch to Personal Account, and Switch to Creator Account. The option missing is the Business account which means that the current account type is Business account)

Just follow these steps and you are good to go.

  1. The first step you need to do is open your personal Instagram account through a mobile application. 
  2. Go to " Setting" by tapping on this icon which is placed on the top right corner of the screen.

  3. On the next screen, click on the "Account".

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the list and tap on "Switch to Professional account".

  5. After that, keep tapping on the "Continue" button till the end of the segue.

  6. On the new window you need to "Select a category", and tap on the "Done" button.

  7. You will be asked, "Are you a business?", check on the  "Business" option, and tap the "Next" button.

  8. Add and review your contact info by inputting basic public business information then click on "Next". 

  9. Now, you can connect your Facebook Page(s) that you would like to link and select "Next", or you can skip it too. 

  10. You can either finish the setup process by tapping on the "X" icon in the top right corner, or you can follow and complete further steps of this process to add additional details.

    Next, you will need to connect your Instagram Business Profile to Facebook in order to connect with ContentStudio.  Follow this link to learn this process.

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