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How to identify what type of Instagram Account you currently have?

Instagram offers three main types of accounts. To identify what type of account you currently have, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app and log in to your account.
  2. Go to your profile by tapping on your profile picture at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Now, depending on the features available to your account, you can determine the type of account you have:

  1. Personal Account: This is the most common type of account on Instagram. If you can see the option to “Edit Profile” on your profile page and don’t have access to specific business or creator features, you likely have a personal account.
  2. Business Account: Instagram offers accounts for businesses, which come with additional features for promoting and understanding your business’s performance. To check if you have a business account, go to your profile, tap on the three horizontal lines (hamburger menu) at the top right corner, then select “Business Tools and Controls” > “Switch Account Type”, If you see options like “Switch to Personal Account” or “Switch to Creator Account,” you currently have a business account.
  3. Creator Account: Instagram also provides special accounts for content creators and influencers. If you are a public figure, artist, blogger, or content creator, you might be eligible for a creator account. To see if you have a creator account, follow the same steps as for the business account and look for options like “Switch to Creator Account.”

How to Switch Instagram Account Type?

  • If you currently have an Instagram personal profile, you’ll see one option:
    • Switch to a professional account.
  • If you currently have an Instagram business account, you’ll see these two options:
    • Switch to a personal account.
    • Switch to the Creator Account
  • If you currently have an Instagram creator account, you’ll see these two options:
    • Switch to a personal account.
    • Switch to a Business Account

Follow the bellow steps to change your Instagram account type:

  1. Log into your Instagram account on your IG mobile app.
  2. Go to Settings and privacy.
  3. Tap on Creator tools and controls -> Switch account type -> Switch to business account (If your account type is a Personal account and vice versa) option and Switch.

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