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How to create an Instagram business account
How to create an Instagram business account

How to transform your current Instagram page into a business account to get started using NearSt on Instagram

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Written by Ruby Harrison
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Before getting started with Instagram shops, you will need to ensure that your Instagram account is set to be a business account. It’s really easy to switch your account to a business. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your profile and click on the three lines in the top right-hand corner.

  2. Click Settings (For some accounts, the Switch to professional account option will be listed directly under Settings.)

  3. Click Account

  4. Click Switch to a professional account.

  5. Click Continue.

  6. Select a Category for your business and click Done.

  7. Click OK to confirm.

  8. Click Business.

  9. Add contact details and click Next.

  10. If you'd like, you can follow the steps to connect your business account to a Facebook Page associated with your business. If you were wanting to use NearSt across multiple Meta platforms, this is recommended as it makes it easier.

  11. Click X in the top-right corner to return to your profile.

  12. To display or hide business information on your profile, go to your profile and click Edit profile. Go to Profile display under Public business information to choose whether you want to hide or display your category label and contact info. Then, click Done.

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