A lot of Instagram users create personal accounts. However, if you cannot recall which option you selected, or maybe somebody else created the account on your behalf, there is a solution. Knowing what kind of account you have is not complicated. See the instructions you have to adhere to:
- In the top right corner, a Menu icon would be visible. This icon is the 3 horizontal lines.
- After that, click “Settings,” way down on the menu.
- Locate “Account.”
- Way down on the menu, you will be shown an option that will help you switch to a specific type of account.
Note: Various options would be visible depending on your existing account type. For instance, if you opened a Business Account, then the options you will see here would be “Switch to Personal Account” and “Switch to Creator Account.” When you see this, you will know the kind of account you signed up for because there will no need to “switch” to the account you are using already.
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How Can I Open A Business Account On Instagram?
It is simple. You can begin from the registration stage, or you can switch as I explained above. If it’s the former, this is what needs to be done:
- Launch the Instagram Menu.
- Click “Settings.”
- Click “Account.”
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- Choose “Switch to Business Account.”
- Instagram will prompt you to connect to a Facebook business page (ensure you have Administrator access on that platform.)
- Enter your contact details as required.
- You are done.
How Do I Know If Someone Has A Business Account?
As you stare at an Instagram profile, it is cool to want to immediately know if you are seeing a business or Instagram account.
The simplest way to know would be to search for “Contact.” If you call or send them an email, then it is a business account. And, if the profile shows more information like business category or physical location, it is surely a business account.
More Information About Instagram:
Instagram (also known as IG or Insta) is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS. A version for Android devices was released a year and half later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and apps for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively. The app allows users to upload photos and videos to the service, which can be edited with various filters, and organized with tags and location information. An account’s posts can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other users’ content by tags and locations, and view trending content. Users can like photos, and follow other users to add their content to a feed.
The service was originally distinguished by only allowing content to be framed in a square (1:1) aspect ratio with 640 pixels to match the display width of the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s and SE. But these restrictions were eased in 2015 with an increase to 1080 pixels. The service also added messaging features, the ability to include multiple images or videos in a single post, as well as “Stories”—similar to its main competitor Snapchat—which allows users to post photos and videos to a sequential feed, with each post accessible by others for 24 hours each. As of January 2019, the Stories feature is being used by 500 million users daily.
After its launch in 2010, Instagram rapidly gained popularity, with one million registered users in two months, 10 million in a year, and 1 billion as of May 2019. In April 2012, Facebook acquired the service for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock. As of October 2015, over 40 billion photos had been uploaded to the service. Although praised for its influence, Instagram has been the subject of criticism, most notably for policy and interface changes, allegations of censorship, and illegal or improper content uploaded by users.
As of January 14, 2019, the most liked photo on Instagram is a picture of an egg, posted by the account @world_record_egg, created with the sole purpose of surpassing the previous record of 18 million likes on a Kylie Jenner post. The picture currently has over 53 million likes.