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Switch to a Business Account on Instagram

How to Post Directly to Instagram from Box Out

In order to post directly to Instagram from Box Out, you must have an Instagram Business Account. Business Accounts are free and it's easy to make the switch.

How Can I Tell if My Instagram is Already a Business Account?

To see if you already have a business account on Instagram, log into your account, tap the three lines in the upper righthand corner of your profile, and then tap Settings at the top.

Then tap Account and click** Switch Account Type**. If your options are only Personal or Creator, you already have a Business account.

How to Switch Instagram to a Business Account

Before doing this, you should know that your account will be public. Your account cannot be both a private account and a business account (and really, why would you want a private business account?)

When you change to a business account, your account will be exactly the same, but you’ll have access to analytics and tools not available on personal accounts.

To change your Instagram account to a business account, do the following:

Go to your account and tap the three lines in the upper-righthand corner
Tap “Settings” at the top
Select “Account” and then “Switch to Professional Account”
Swipe through the next 4 screens that explain the benefits of a Professional Account
Then, you will have the opportunity to choose what category your business falls under. Start typing to search for the category that best fits your business
Click “Done”, and then confirm that you want to switch to a Professional Instagram Account
Lastly, you will be taken to a screen that gives you the option between “Creator” and “Business.” Choose “Business.” (The “Creator” account is for Instagram influencers and public figures so it does not offer all the tools a business account does.)

Once you’ve named and connected your Facebook page, you’re done! Your Instagram account is now a business account and you can post directly from Box Out to take your Instagram game to the next level.

Updated on: 09/15/2022

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