In the following tutorial, see how to change your personal profile to a public business account on Instagram. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 5C with iOS 10, but the tips also apply to the Android version of the application.
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Step 1. Open your Instagram profile and tap on the button at the top right of the screen. Then tap on "Settings";
Access Instagram settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. On the Instagram settings screen, tap "Switch to business profile". Then, tap "Continue";
Switching account to business profile Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. In category choose "People" and, right below, select "Public figure". Tap "Next" and confirm your contact information;
Select the options indicated Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. Now, if you don't want to link your Instagram profile to a Facebook page, tap "Skip". Finally, tap "Go to profile" to open your profile.
Changing profile for business account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Ready! With a business account, you can find out the number of visitors on your profile and have access to other interesting information.
Check out the complete list with all types of business account profiles available on Instagram. There are categories that, after being chosen, have subcategories.
- Companies and organizations
- Books and magazines
- Brands and products
- Local business
- Event sources
- Sites and blogs
To put "Public Figure" on Instagram, you must choose the People category. Within it, there are also the options of "Blogger", "Professional Gamer", "Musician / band", "Fitness model", "Artist", "Video Creator", among others. Remember that the chosen subcategory appears under your name in the profile. See the complete list below.
- Political candidate
- Video game creator
- Video creator
- Cinema director
- Public figure
- Professional Gamer
- Fitness model
- Musician / band
- Personalities news
- Motivational speaker
- Movie Character
- Government Representative
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