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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
Updated over a week ago

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 tap on the three lines in the top right-hand corner.

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

  3. Tap Account.

  4. Tap Switch to a professional account.

  5. Tap Continue.

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

  7. Tap OK to confirm.

  8. Tap Business.

  9. Add contact details and tap 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. Tap 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 tap 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, tap Done.

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