A while back, Instagram rolled out Instagram for Business, which made insights and analytics and post promotion available to marketers. Since the update, the social platform as introduced a number of other features for Business profiles, including Instagram Shopping and Instagram TV.

Related: How to Use Instagram Stories Highlights to Up Your Game on Social

Brands can create a Business profile by connecting their Facebook page (remember that Facebook owns Instagram) to their Instagram account. Don’t know how to make that happen? We’ve got you covered. We created a step-by-step guide to change your account to Business, and will fill you in on the benefits of the update and what to look out for.

Brands can now access Instagram for Business accounts by connecting their Facebook page to their Instagram account.

How to Switch to Instagram for Business

Making the switch is pretty easy. Navigate to your profile in Instagram (for mobile), and under Account Settings you’ll see an option called “Switch to Business Profile.”

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You will then be asked to log into Facebook within the app.

How to Change Your Account to Instagram for Business

After that, you’ll be asked to select which Facebook page you want to connect. You must be an admin of the page you’re wanting to connect, and can only connect one Instagram Business profile and Facebook page together.

Instagram will then ask which contact information you want to pull from your Facebook page, such as customer service phone number, email address, or mailing address. A minimum of one contact is required to set up an Instagram Business profile.

Just like that, you’re set up on Instagram for Business. You can see the differences between the Business profile below.

How to Change Your Account to Instagram for Business

Instagram Insights does not pull historical data, it starts collecting once an Instagram Business profile is set up.

The variations include a “Contact” button which accesses the contact info previously mentioned, the business type you have selected within Facebook, and at the top right next to your settings cog wheel is your access to Insights.

How to Change Your Account to Instagram for Business

It’s important to note that Instagram Insights does not pull historical data. Rather, it starts collecting once an Instagram Business profile is set up:

How to Change Your Account to Instagram for Business

If you ever want to switch back to a regular profile, you can do so in Account Settings.

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Instagram Business New Features

Business profiles – The look and feel of the business profile sets it apart from regular user accounts, and pulls info like contact information in from the FB, but still allows shoppable Instagram links to stay.

Insights – The types of insights offered include impressions, reach, and clicks to website on a weekly basis from an account standpoint, as well as impressions, reach, and engagement on a post-by-post basis (see below).

Promote – The same way you have the ability to “boost” posts in Facebook, you can now promote posts in Instagram as well, separate from running an Instagram ad.

Sell – The Shop tab, located on business accounts’ profile, cultivates every post tagged with a brand’s shoppable products into one feed.

How to Change Your Account to Instagram for Business

Once you’ve set up your Instagram Business account, check out our social strategy tips for using Instagram Stories Highlights, and follow us on Twitter to keep up with our social media experts.

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  • Suzanne

    Suzanne

    2 years
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    Do you think it's smart for a freelancer to move to the business account? I'm wondering if this will change how often posts are seen in newsfeeds on IG, as they've done with FB Page organic reaches.
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hi Suzanne!If you're active on both Facebook and Instagram as a freelancer, it seems like it would do more good than potential harm at this point. If your Instagram account is more personal, however, you might want to wait to see what the impacts are before switching. If you do choose to switch to Instagram for Business and want to switch back to a User Account at a later time, that's an option as well!
  • Cristiano

    Cristiano

    2 years
    Reply
    The option to covert isn't available on my Profile for some reason?Are you able to assist?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Cristiano, see response to Alesja. Let us know if this works for you!
  • Alesja

    Alesja

    2 years
    Reply
    It seems easy, but I don't have an option "switch to business account" in my instagrram app. Do you know why it might be missing out?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      The feature is being rolled out gradually to users. Although it's not an official fix, one thing we found that worked was to go to your Facebook Page settings, then to Instagram Ads. Connect your Instagram page to your Facebook Business page, shut down Instagram then try again. This doesn't actually run any ads, it just connects your Facebook and Instagram pages so they recognize each other. This isn't necessarily a foolproof plan, but it did work for us!
  • Yos

    Yos

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi Chelsea! Thanks for the review, unfortunately the option is also not available yet in my instagram, though i've tried your recommendation to Alesja. Any other opinion regarding this thing? thank you!
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hi there,I'm sorry this isn't working for you! Facebook did mention that this was being progressively rolled out - so it's possible it just hasn't hit your account yet. Keep an eye out!
  • Yousef

    Yousef

    2 years
    Reply
    The option to covert isn't available on my Profile setting , why ?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hi Yousef, this feature is being rolled out and may not be available to all users yet. Keep an eye out!
  • Cherry

    Cherry

    2 years
    Reply
    Is this in the US only??
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      The release from Facebook and Instagram for Business did not specify if this was for the US only or not.
    • Cherry

      Cherry

      2 years
      Ah, weird :/ I guess it just has not rolled out to my account yet! Patiently waiting :D
  • Jo

    Jo

    2 years
    Reply
    We are also concerned that switching our business instagram account to a recognized business account will impact us negatively in the long term- just like it does on Facebook (business page vs regular page where your posts do not get seen by your page likes unless you pay big $ to boost every single post). We are not going to make the switch at this point.
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      This really depends on how you look at it. Changes in the algorithm over time are intended to improve the experience for the user, giving them the content they're most likely to engage with. At this time, it's too soon to tell what the long-term effects are going to be, but there is an option in your settings to switch back to a Personal User account.
  • Leah

    Leah

    2 years
    Reply
    Anyone else getting the error message "Please update your app to the latest version to continue" even though the app is as updated as possible?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      We have not heard of this happening, Leah, but Instagram did have some issues last week. You might try deleting and re-installing the app.
  • Krystal

    Krystal

    2 years
    Reply
    How do I change the category that Instagram put my business under
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      That was pulled from your Facebook Page info! Try updating it there and seeing if it transfers.
    • Paris

      Paris

      2 years
      Hi! Months ago I was able to decide the category but it seems I cannot edit it. It keeps saying to go to Facebook page settings, but there's not even an option there to change it..
  • Andreina

    Andreina

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi Chelsea, I switched back my account to a personal account by mistake and now I can't switch it back to a business account, do you have any idea how to do it? Thanks a lot
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hi Andreina,What a bummer! I'm not sure if there are any official ways to switch back at this time. Have you tried connecting your Instagram account to your Facebook page through the page settings, Instagram Ads section? You can do this without running any ads, then shut Instagram down and try again.
    • Sahar

      Sahar

      2 years
      Hi Andreina,I just did the same thing and couldn't switch back. Were you able to find a solution to this by any chance? I have tried contacting support but with no avail.
  • Negin

    Negin

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi About 2 weeks ago I linked my Facebook page to my instagram account through instagram ads section And I'm waiting...waiting and waiting till now but that option didn't appear in my instagram Do you have any idea about how much more I should wait to switch my account ? Does it depends on my country? Or how much are my followers? ( I don't know if I had any mistakes in my passage My English is not really good) Thanks for your complete answers to comments,I read them every day By the way I think the way is to wait patiently
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hi Negin,At this time, I'm not aware of any other ways to connect your account or to get the prompt to show up. Facebook noted that this feature should be available to businesses of all sizes, so follower count shouldn't be an issue. The features are gradually being rolled out in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, and other countries will follow throughout the year. I think you are right - patiently waiting might be your best option, but definitely keep an eye out!
  • Jerry

    Jerry

    2 years
    Reply
    No show "Switch to Business Profile" in my setting. How can I do?
  • Isabella

    Isabella

    2 years
    Reply
    I don't see the "switch to business account" option on my Instagram. What am I supposed to do?
  • ashh

    ashh

    2 years
    Reply
    hi, i have change to instagram business page after that i change back to personal acc for some reason and now i couldnt change back to business page. may you help me sir?
  • Sophia

    Sophia

    2 years
    Reply
    It is a bit relief to see i'm not the only one who can't switch to business profile, guess i can only wait patiently here.... hope the option will appear on my app soon.....
  • Janice C

    Janice C

    2 years
    Reply
    Hey guys I'm not showing the option to switch to a business account under my settings! I have the most recent update any idea why?
  • Benjamin

    Benjamin

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi, I have already changed my account to business profile, but can I remove the phone number and just leave the email in the contact info?Thanks!
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hey Benjamin,You should be able to. When setting up the business profile, it only requires one form of communication.
    • Ra prem

      Ra prem

      2 years
      Hi am unable to find an option switch to business profile,am maintaining 3 profiles one came as a prompt message and my other profile i did not find any option to change it
  • H.Hashemi

    H.Hashemi

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi. I have 3 accounts. this feature is available for my first(the first one I created) and private account but i want it for my second public account and it's not available for it.
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Have you tried connecting through the settings of the Facebook Page? If this does not work, the feature may not be rolled out to your third account just yet.
  • Manuel

    Manuel

    2 years
    Reply
    I just activated my account into a business but suddenly I decided to switch into personal for just a second. But when I came back to switch into business again the option disappeared. Do you know how to activate my account into a business again?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hey Manuel,I'm not sure there's any official way to troubleshoot this, but you might try going to the Settings of the Facebook Page, then Instagram Ads and connecting the Instagram account to that Facebook Page. Then shut out of Instagram and try again.
  • Siobhan Gallagher

    Siobhan Gallagher

    2 years
    Reply
    I am wanting to change my Instagram into a business account, but i do not have the business option in my settings. Why is this? What can i do about it? Thanks
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hi Siobhan,The feature is slowly being rolled out to accounts, and may not be available to you just yet. Check the other comments in this post for some troubleshooting tips that have worked for some.
  • Nikola

    Nikola

    2 years
    Reply
    Please help. My few friends have that option ,i dont have, on my phone my profile dont have, i log in from my phone to instagram of my friend and i see that option. I must wait. But how long? Thanks!
  • Negin

    Negin

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi Chelesea Do you remember that I commented here 2 weeks ago???? Finally yesterday that option appeared to me I'm so happy to see that :)))Thanks again for your answers to our questions<3
  • Ashlei

    Ashlei

    2 years
    Reply
    I did this step by step but realized it was for the wrong Instagram account. How do I change it to my primary Instagram account? I've already turned off if for business on the wrong account but now in the account I want it in, there is no option to switch to a business profile. I've sent feedback to Instagram but have yet to hear back or get a resolution. Do you know anything about this?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hi Ashlei, have you tried connecting the correct Instagram to the Facebook Page through the page settings, under Instagram Ads?
  • Pedro Costa

    Pedro Costa

    2 years
    Reply
    i've changed to business account, connected to my facebook page. but instagram shares on my profile rather then on my page ... help ?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hey Pedro, my guess would be that prior to switching to Instagram for Business, you had your Instagram connected to your personal profile for sharing. Try disconnecting Facebook from Instagram under Settings > Linked Accounts > Facebook, then connecting your Instagram account to your Facebook Page through Page Settings > Instagram Ads. This won't run ads, it just connects the Instagram Business and Facebook Page together. Hope this helps!
  • Tobi

    Tobi

    2 years
    Reply
    Can you also switch your account on android phone too?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      I believe so, Tobi! According to this release info, I don't see any exclusions for Android.
  • Salina

    Salina

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi! It's not connecting to/finding my FB page....
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Hi Salina, have you tried connecting the correct Instagram to the Facebook Page through the page settings, under Instagram Ads?
  • Simone Geange

    Simone Geange

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi I had a business page as well as personal page on Instagram and for some reason I can't access my business page anymore. It's still comes up when I search it. But I can't do anything to the page. I'm the only administration. What happened?
  • Angela Schmook

    Angela Schmook

    2 years
    Reply
    I've unlinked the Facebook page through Instagram. Instagram isn't showing up under apps on Facebook. I've logged out through safari.Keep getting error message... Page is already linked to Instagram account.suggestions?
  • Pamela Davis

    Pamela Davis

    2 years
    Reply
    I have the option to switch my instagram to a business option ... when I hit on it ... it says "Log in with facebook" I do that and then it says I do not have any facebook business pages that I am admin of however I do have one and I am the admin. I have no other options after this. My facebook business page is linked to my instagram account as I run facebook business ads and they run on instagram as well successfully. Why is this saying I have no facebook business page or that I am not admin of any?
  • Kiki

    Kiki

    2 years
    Reply
    I have followed all the steps to make a business Instagram but when I get to the last step it says "this page has already been linked" I have no idea what Instagram account has my Facebook page. How do I correct this?
  • Mandee

    Mandee

    2 years
    Reply
    I'm trying to switch to a business account, but every I try to get past the 'Set up your Business Profile' page, it says, 'Page is already linked to Instagram account.' I have unlinked them on both Instagram and Facebook, and it still won't work. Any ideas on what to do?
  • RunTriTam

    RunTriTam

    2 years
    Reply
    What if we do t have a Facebook page?
    • RunTriTam

      RunTriTam

      2 years
      *don't
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Currently the only way to set up Instagram for Business is to connect it to a Facebook Business Page.
  • Dalai

    Dalai

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi, I have a business account but when I try and promote a photo the next button appears faint and I'm unable to press on it, therefor unable to promote?!? I've searched high and low for a solution but I can't seem to find one?!?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      We cannot speak on behalf of Facebook but have you gone into your Facebook Page > Settings > Instagram Ads and connected there? You have to have an Ads Account to run promotions on Facebook and Instagram.
  • sabrina

    sabrina

    2 years
    Reply
    How can I make an Instagram business account without a Facebook?
  • Ahmed Khairy

    Ahmed Khairy

    2 years
    Reply
    I Have a problem I Have 4 to 5 accounts on Instagram when i switched to business Profile and click to Insights i found this message " unknown error " i send to Instagram help but no one cares !
  • Brian Heacox

    Brian Heacox

    2 years
    Reply
    I have two business pages on Fb and I admin a few groups. When I click on the link to activate a business page on my IG, it takes me to Fb, but none of my pages are listed, add if it doesn't recognize that I admin my own pages. I'm not sure how to fix this or who to contact to move forward.
  • eri ire

    eri ire

    2 years
    Reply
    hello, i have a problem proceeding on what you mention above, since the message "you have already authorized instagram" appears and i dont know how to change it in order to proceed. can you please help me out? thank you
  • Lloyd

    Lloyd

    2 years
    Reply
    i set up my account as a normal user , after 6 posts i changed it to a Business profile. Now when i post something it disappears ? why??!!
  • Ken

    Ken

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi, for my buisness profile i put as blogger and i'm trying to change the category. Can you tell me the steps please?
  • Jeff Norris

    Jeff Norris

    2 years
    Reply
    I created an Instagram business account and attached it to a page I manage. However, when I switch to business account it still has my name and photos on the account plus the business info. I can't seem to separate the two. Why not?
  • Cameron Duque

    Cameron Duque

    2 years
    Reply
    By accident I put in my secondary email and now it won't let me change what email I use and I am forced to used my other Facebook account. Do you know how to change this?
  • Desiree

    Desiree

    2 years
    Reply
    When I click to switch to business profile in the insta app and it shows my Facebook it says I have no pages(I do have a business page and am the admin). My only option is to create one. Am I doing something wrong?
    • Desiree

      Desiree

      2 years
      Also, I did try and do it through Facebook via instagram ads. When I typed in my user/pass i got an error message that I've already connected to instagram!
  • mateus

    mateus

    2 years
    Reply
    I want to switch back to a personal account because of the effect that the new algorithm has had on my page, but I get an error message when trying to convert back to a personal account. Is anyone else having this problem? What am i doing wrong?
    • Ahsan Shabbir

      Ahsan Shabbir

      2 years
      I have same problem. Cannot convert my account back to personal account. This is so frustrating.
  • chithresh kannan

    chithresh kannan

    2 years
    Reply
    After i did this i could not find my page on facebook.It usually appears on the top-left in the home page.moreover i cant share videos from my timeine to page
  • Jorge

    Jorge

    2 years
    Reply
    Anyway to setup the business act without having a Facebook?
  • Lesley

    Lesley

    2 years
    Reply
    hello, I have set up Instagram business with the page for a boutique that my mom owns. However now neither of us have the page connected to our accounts. If I search it up, it's still there, but we can no longer use the page. Why?
  • kanici_kanici

    kanici_kanici

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi, I switched back my account to a personal account by mistake and now I can't switch it back to a business account, have tried all the tips mentioned over here, but no success. Please help. Thanks.
  • Karen Smith

    Karen Smith

    2 years
    Reply
    I've switched to business account but still only get 150 characters in bio. How can I change this?
  • Laura

    Laura

    2 years
    Reply
    Everything is set correctly as me being administrator on Facebook for my business page. When I'm logged in to my business account it won't allow me to promote because I am not the administrator. I have gone through all the steps to verify that I am but instagram is not recognizing me as such. Can you offer any help? Thank you!!!
  • Jen

    Jen

    2 years
    Reply
    Can you tell me if my company will lose anything by moving from a personal to business account on Instagram? We want to be sure we don't lose any followers, posts, etc.Thanks!
    • Chelsea McDonald

      2 years
      Jen, you shouldn't lose any content or followers, but some brands have seen changes in engagement since switching to the Business page. Some see higher, some see lower, and it largely impacted by the algorithm.
  • Chris

    Chris

    2 years
    Reply
    I am an admin of a facebook page but Instagram is not finding my page for some reason. I even went on the Facebook page settings and made sure my Instagram Ads were connects. Any help?
  • Carlos

    Carlos

    2 years
    Reply
    My IG won't link with my Facebook page to allow me to make my profile a business account, can u help me? It's says it's linked in settings
  • Constance V. Foe

    Constance V. Foe

    2 years
    Reply
    I have an page on FB that i want to link w/ ig that i am the admin to but it wint allow me to it keeps tryi t to have me creat one ... what do i do
  • Lisa

    Lisa

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi there,I manage two businesses and each business has a facebook page which I'm admin for and their own instagram accounts.I've set up one instagram business profile with the correct facebook page, however when I switch over to my other instagram account and attempt to set up the business profile it doesn't recognise the other facebook page I'm admin for - it inly has the first page available.Is there a way to set up two instagram business profile accounts for two separate businesses?Thanks
  • sumit

    sumit

    2 years
    Reply
    HI I, have switched to my business account but i,m getting an error that you are not a admin of the page. while i am the admin of that page. it is not giving me to promote it.
  • Roche

    Roche

    2 years
    Reply
    Hey i did that months ago but now I'm trying to switch back to personal but it won't let me it says " can not convert to a personal account, try again later" and I'm trying for longer than a month to change back.
  • John George

    John George

    2 years
    Reply
    Hello!! I have an instagram account and also a facebook page but when i try to connect to my page and convert it to a business profile, the page doesnt show up on my phone. Please Help.....
  • Halffvju

    Halffvju

    2 years
    Reply
    How can I remove the contact button and return the account to a regular account
  • Marbe

    Marbe

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi Chelsea, I need a HUGE help from you. I finally decided to switch my IG to Business, because I just stared SOLO in my career. However, I wasn't ready to open a Facebook Business account yet, and I do not want to use my personal Facebook account. Meanwhile, because I'm so eager to switch I just opened the Facebook business account, but it is "unpublished" since I want to have everything ready, including some images, before I launch the page. After I did that, I was trying to switch to IG Bz account to the "unpublished" FB Bz page I opened, and it is not letting me do it. It says that the page is not found, even though my Personal and Bz page have the same email as IG. I can only see the personal FB account.How can I do to proceed.Please help.Best Regards,
  • Tanel

    Tanel

    2 years
    Reply
    it seems that business account does not work with Windows (I use Windows 10 mobile). There is no way to "switch to business" - no such option. i had also Android tablet to compleat this. it`s sad.
  • Ankit

    Ankit

    2 years
    Reply
    It was a paid account or free
  • Tackie

    Tackie

    2 years
    Reply
    i tried to switch my account to business profile but when asked to link it to facebook i clicked on not now and now i can't seem to link my page to the facebook page. Anyhelp?
  • Aimee Waite

    Aimee Waite

    2 years
    Reply
    Hello I have a Facebook business page that I am administrator on. I am wanting to switch to business profile on my Instagram. My business page won't come up to connect. I've tried everything I don't know what to do. I have iphone7.
  • Lexi

    Lexi

    2 years
    Reply
    I have two Instagram accounts (one personal, one business) that I manage at the same time. If I connect my business IG to my Facebook Business page (managed currently from my personal Facebook) will this send any notifications to my contacts on either my personal IG or personal FB or do they remain totally seperate?
  • Jennifer

    Jennifer

    2 years
    Reply
    HI there! I recently started blogging, and after about 10 posts, I couldn't tag anymore on my pictures (clothing brands, etc...)...does anybody know why this could be the case? it's BeachesandBaubles...so you can see it's not spammy looking. I contacted Instagram but no response...would switching to a business profile allow me to tag?
  • Cathy Brown Brown

    Cathy Brown Brown

    2 years
    Reply
    Ever since this business page became available, it only logs me into my business page and I can no longer access the toggle feature to go back to my personal account. I can't find a way to log in to my personal account no matter what i do. Help!
  • Amber

    Amber

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi, I accidentally clicked I'm not a business and don't know how to go back, can I turn it into business again? Thank you, Amber
  • Natasha

    Natasha

    2 years
    Reply
    I had my instagram turned into a business account as I am a photographer, but I logged on today and realized that it switched me back to a personal account. I tried turning it back into a business one but the option has disappeared. Is this a bug?
  • Planet

    Planet

    2 years
    Reply
    Hello! I was going to switch to a business profile but i accidently clicked that i am not a business profile, ive tried everything to get the button back but its completely gone? :(
  • Vandel

    Vandel

    2 years
    Reply
    How do you add a call to action button on Instagram that sends someone to your actual website/download?Do you have to have a business profile to do that?Do you have to have some special software that redirects your link or do you have to pay to advertise on IG in order to have that feature available?All is see are pages with hashtags that redirect you to another page which might have one link or just more pages that send you to more pages but does not go to an offer or service. What is the deal with that? It seems redundant to have your prospect chasing hashtags.Please help. I am confused.Thank you.
  • Georgie Bell

    Georgie Bell

    2 years
    Reply
    HelloI am the only admin for my fb page and I've recently changed the category bit to "Artist" but on my Instagram it still says "Arts & Entertainment" ...I thought after refreshing things they would re load and be the same!? But my Instagram hasn't???Can you please help me!!!??? Thank you so much
  • aaron

    aaron

    2 years
    Reply
    accidentally selected "not a business" on my business, is it possible to undo?
  • Fiona

    Fiona

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi, this article is really helpful thank you. However when I click "switch to business profile" on my Instagram account, it connects to my Facebook but says I don't have a business page or I'm not an admin. I have a page and am an admin. My business partner set up the business page initially and then made me an admin. I've gone into linked accounts and selected the correct FB business page, however instagram is still saying I don't have any pages. Any solutions for this anyone ? Is it because my business partner set up the FB page even though I'm an admin?
  • Marek Polak

    Marek Polak

    2 years
    Reply
    Hi there,I have tried to link Instagram for business with my Facebook Page. After I have connected my business page, my Instagram sill shows as personal account. No difference at all.Maybe there's something I missed...??Thank you.
  • Sarah

    Sarah

    1 year
    Reply
    Hi. I have a business account with Instagram linked with Facebook. I would like to change my page name but there isn't an option how do I go about this please?
  • hannah

    hannah

    1 year
    Reply
    my account was a business profile but i decided to put it back as a regular account for a while and now it wont let me go back to a business profile. what should i do?
  • max

    max

    1 year
    Reply
    I accidentally hit "not a business account" on Instagram and I no longer have the option. what do I do to make my account a business account!?
  • Hatem

    Hatem

    1 year
    Reply
    Why i cant share my instagram post (business accout) to my facebook page. Knowing that i can do that if my instagram account set back to personel account.
  • sourav chtterjee

    sourav chtterjee

    1 year
    Reply
    very informative blog im surely going to used this feature of Instagram for my business
  • Anastasia Cealaia

    Anastasia Cealaia

    1 year
    Reply
    I set up a business account a while ago and now I want to change it back to normal but I don't know how. Any help?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      1 year
      Hey Anastasia, if you go to your Instagram profile and click the three dots at the top right to get into settings. Under "Business Settings" you should see an option for "Switch Back to Personal Account". Although we will warn you that we have seen other users do this, and not be able to switch back to Business, so just a word of warning to be sure this is what you want to do! Hope this helps.
  • Justin

    Justin

    1 year
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    So I have to create a facebook business account to be able to boost my personal Instagram account? My main concern is utilizing the Instagram network and its tagging to get more followers for my art. How does a Facebook account benefit Instagram? Can I not somehow use my personal Instagram account of several years and make it a business ones. I don’t want to start all over. Any help would be solid. Thanks
    • Chelsea McDonald

      1 year
      Hey Justin, we understand your frustration. Unfortunately, we don't write the rules. Because Facebook owns Instagram (and most businesses that have an account on Instagram also have one on Facebook), they have the two linked. There are many more options, settings and capabilities on Facebook for businesses compared to Instagram, although they are slowly adding features to benefit businesses and brands. You could use your personal Instagram account, but Instagram would still require you to connect it to a business page in order to have the benefits and features of an Instagram for Business account. Hope this helps!
  • Nancy atakpo

    Nancy atakpo

    1 year
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    Have been trying but the page isn't opening...plz how do I go about it..
    • Chelsea McDonald

      1 year
      Nancy, if the page isn't opening you might need to try to reach out to Instagram or Facebook Support.
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  • Chantel

    Chantel

    1 year
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    Hi, i am not active on facebook. Is it only possible to switch to a business profile with a facebook account?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      1 year
      At this time, Chantel, this is only available for those with an active Facebook page to connect to. You could consider creating a page specifically for this purpose.
  • Cheryl

    Cheryl

    1 year
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    I am trying to convert my account but it kees saying i already have my account linked so it wont switch over. Ive removed my linked account many times but still wont work
    • Chelsea McDonald

      1 year
      We recommend contacting Facebook or Instagram Support to help with this issue.
  • 98Trends

    98Trends

    12 months
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    Thanks for the great article. You made my life so much easier. I was expecting to spend hours in front of my computer to get the Instagram done.
  • Kayla Longaker

    Kayla Longaker

    11 months
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    Very helpful information! However, I am trying to add a link to a story but a link icon does not appear. Do you know what I can do to resolve this?
    • Chelsea McDonald

      11 months
      Hey Kayla! The link feature is currently being tested by Instagram and is only available to verified users. Here's a link for reference: https://help.instagram.com/691455604353423
  • Holly

    Holly

    11 months
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    I made my Instagram a public figure but then I took it off and I tried putting it back but it's saying I already have a page with the name I used so I don't know how to set it up again or turn it back on.
  • Kelly

    Kelly

    10 months
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    My Insta account is in my business' name and when I try to add the FB account (which my personal FB account is an admin on the business FB page) it says that it already exists and I need to choose another name. I thought this was supposed to link both Instagram and FB profiles for one company, assuming that both already existed. Am I missing something?
  • Cerys

    Cerys

    10 months
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    I went to set up a business on instagram but I accidentally clicked I have no business and now the option isn’t coming up , what do I do?
  • marta

    marta

    9 months
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    When i try and do that it says we’re sorry but something went wrong please try again. and i have tried a lot of times and doesn’t work and i do have my insta linked with my facebook. do i have to make a facebook page??
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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer

    7 months
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    Hi - I'm getting the "no page ID or category provided" message when trying to convert. But I selected those things. How can I fix this?