How to Convert Your Instagram Account to a Professional Account: A Comprehensive Guide by Posttely


Converting your Instagram account to a professional account brings a range of benefits, including enhanced features and the ability to connect to external platforms like Posttely. To ensure a seamless transition, we recommend following these step-by-step instructions for converting via Facebook or the Instagram mobile app.

Converting via Facebook (Recommended):

  1. Access Your Pages: Start by logging into Facebook and navigating to the list of Pages you manage. If needed, you can create a new Page.

  2. Choose Your Page: Select the Page you wish to associate with your Instagram account.

  3. Access Page Settings: Inside your chosen Page, click on "Settings" in the left-hand sidebar.

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  4. Linked Accounts: On the left side, click on "Linked Accounts"

  5. Connect Instagram Account: On the left side, click on "Instagram," and then hit "Connect Account" at the top. Then Popup will open Click "Connect" to continue. It will ask for permission Click on "Confirm" to continue.

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  6. Login to Instagram: Provide your Instagram login credentials and click "Log In." If you're already signed in, click "Continue."

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  7. Set Up Your Instagram Professional Account: A pop-up window will guide you through the setup process. Enter your contact information and follow the prompts. Click "Done" when finished.

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  8. Alternative Route: If the pop-up window doesn't appear, click "Get Started" at the top of the Page. If that option is absent as well, consider converting via the Instagram app (details below).

Converting via the Instagram Mobile App:

Converting from a Personal account to a Professional account:

  1. Open Instagram App: Launch the Instagram app on your mobile device.

  2. Access Settings: Tap the menu button in the upper right corner and select "Settings and Privacy."

  3. Navigate to Professional Tools: Scroll down to "For professionals" and tap "Account type and tools."

  4. Switch Account Type: Choose "Switch to professional account."

  5. Choose a Category: Follow the prompts to reach the category selection page. Pick a category that suits your profile—either "Creator" or "Business."

  6. Confirmation: Once chosen, your Instagram account will be successfully converted to a professional account.

Converting from a Business account to a Personal account:

  1. Access Settings: Open the Instagram app, tap the menu button, and select "Settings and Privacy."

  2. Professional Tools: Scroll down to "For professionals" and tap "Business tools and controls."

  3. Switch Account Type: Choose "Switch account type."

  4. Change to Personal: Opt for "Switch to personal account."

  5. Complete Conversion: Your Instagram account will now be reverted to a personal profile.

Reconverting Your Instagram Account:

  1. Access Settings: If necessary, revert to a personal account by going to Settings, then Account, and choosing "Switch to personal account."

  2. Reconversion to Professional Account: Follow the initial instructions above to reconvert your account to a professional status, ensuring you link it with a Facebook Page.

Final Thoughts: Converting your Instagram account to a professional status opens up opportunities for enhanced features and seamless integration with external tools. Whether you choose the Facebook or app-based route, these instructions ensure a smooth transition. Just keep in mind that reverting to a personal profile may result in lost Insights, so be sure to save any relevant data beforehand. Now, you're ready to unlock the full potential of your Instagram presence!

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