Instagram allows you to choose between a business, creator, or personal profile - but if you really want to get the most out of Instagram you should make your Instagram profile a business account.

Benefits of having an Instagram business account #

All of these extra tools and features make the Instagram business account the best choice for businesses.

Here’s how to make your Instagram a business account #

* Requirement: You must have a Facebook business page

Step 1: On your Instagram app tap the three lines in the top right corner. #

How to make your Instagram a business account - open the menu in the app

Step 2. Click on the “Settings” option. #

Click on the settings button in the menu

Step 3. Select “Account” and then “Switch to Professional account.”

Select account and then switch to a professional Instagram account

Click switch to professional account at the bottom of the settings page

Step 4. You will then be asked to choose between “Creator” and “Business.” Choose “Business” and click “Continue”.

The “Creator” Instagram account is mainly for Instagram influencers and it doesn’t offer all the tools a business needs.

Click business from the page title which best describes you

Click continue to switch your account to a business account

Step 5. Connect to a Facebook business page.

You’ll be asked to connect to a Facebook business page.

This step is necessary if you wish to link your Instagram profile with third party apps & integrations or run any ads.

Note: you must be the admin of the page in order to connect it to Instagram.

Connect your Instagram business profile to a facebook business page

Step 6. Fill up your public contact info so your customers can easily get in touch with your business.

Add your public contact info so your Instagram followers can easily get in touch with your business

And you’re done! Your account is now a Instagram business account.

Go back to your profile & take a tour of your new Instagram business account features.

And that's it, you have now switch your Instagram to a business account!

Now you know how to make your Instagram a business account it's time to make the most out of your it. Make sure to check your Instagram analytics for insights into your followers and posts, or start promoting some posts!