How to switch your Instagram account to a Business or Creator account?

Authorizing your IQ Hashtags account can be a bit confusing. Switching your Instagram profile to a Business or Creator account is one of the requirements you need to meet before linking your account to IQ Hashtags. We’ve made this step-by-step guide to make this process as easy as possible. 

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Step One

Go to your Instagram profile and click the hamburger icon in the top right corner of the screen.

Step Two

Go to Settings.

Step Three

Click Account.

Step Four 

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Switch to Professional account.

Step Five

Now you can familiarise yourself with the features available in the professional account. Click Continue to swipe through all of them.

Step Six

Select the category that best describes your account and click Done. You can scroll through the available options or look up your account category in the search bar (ex., florist).

Step Seven

Choose between Creator and Business accounts. Select the type of account that best describes what you do on Instagram and click Next. If you’re a brand, service provider, or local business owner, choose a Business account. If you’re an influencer, blogger, or content creator, a Creator account will be more suitable for you.

Step Eight

Follow the on-screen instructions if you’d like to find inspirations for your content, invite friends to follow your profile, share a Reel or complete your bio. Then, if you’re happy with your current setup, click the X in the top left corner of the screen.

And voila! You’ve got yourself a business/creator profile!

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