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How To Remove Business Account From Instagram

Did you accidentally switch to a business account on Instagram?

If you did, you might be looking to remove a business account and switch back to a personal one.

A business account has features that a personal account does not have, and vice-versa.

The main pros of a business account are that you’ll have access to insights and the ability to display information about your business.

However, a business account cannot be private.

If you want to make your Instagram account private, you’ll have to switch to a personal account.

On the other hand, if you’re running a business, it’ll make more sense to have a business account.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to remove a business account on Instagram and switch back to a personal one in 3 easy steps (with pictures).

  1. How To Remove Business Account From Instagram
  2. What happens if you switch back to a personal account on Instagram?
  3. Can I switch from business to personal Instagram?

How To Remove Business Account From Instagram

To remove the business account from Instagram, you need to navigate to your account settings from your profile.

From your account settings, you can switch back to a personal account by selecting “Switch to personal account”.

On the other hand, if your account is previously a creator account, select “Switch to Creator Account” instead.

Do note that if you switch to a personal or creator account from a business account, you will lose access to your insights.

If you accidentally switched to a business account, switching to a personal or creator account has no impact on your insights.

But if you’ve been using a business account for a while and you constantly check your insights, you should think twice about switching back to a personal/creator account.

Either way, below is a step-by-step guide on how you can remove a business account from Instagram.

Step #1: Go to your settings

How to remove business account from Instagram

Open Instagram > profile > menu > Settings.

To begin with, open Instagram on your device.

Then, tap on the profile icon on the bottom navigation bar.

Once you’re on your profile, tap on the menu in the top-right corner of your profile.

After you’ve tapped on the menu, a navigation drawer will open containing several options.

Tap on the “Settings” option, which is the first option of the navigation drawer.

This will open the settings page.

You’ve successfully navigated to your settings from your profile.

In the next step, you’ll have to navigate to your account settings where you’ll be able to remove the business account and switch back to a personal/creator account.

Step #2: Tap on “Account”

Instagram account settings

Settings > Account.

Once you’re on the Settings page, you’ll see multiple options.

There’s the “Follow and invite friends” setting, “Your activity”, “Notifications”, and so on.

“Follow and invite friends” allows you to invite friends via multiple platforms (e.g., WhatsApp, SMS).

“Your activity” displays your link history and your time spent on Instagram, while “Notifications” allows you to edit your notification settings.

On the bottom of the screen, you’ll see an option that says “Account”.

The “Account” option allows you to edit your account settings, which is the setting that you want to navigate to.

Tap on “Account” to go to the account settings page.

You’ve successfully navigated to your account settings.

In the last step, you’ll be able to switch back to a personal/creator account on Instagram from it.

Step #3: Tap on “Switch to personal account”

How to switch back to a personal account on Instagram

Account > Switch to personal/creator account.

Once you’re on your account Settings, you’ll see multiple options on the screen—Personal information, Saved, Close friends, and more.

The “Personal information” option is where you can provide your personal information such as your email address and phone number.

This data will be used by Facebook to personalize your ads and won’t be publicly shown on your profile.

The “Saved” option allows you to view your saved posts, while the “Close friends” option displays your close friends list.

As you scroll to the bottom of your account settings, you’ll see two other options in blue.

The first option is “Switch to personal account” while the second option is “Switch to Creator Account”.

Tapping on either one of these options will remove the business account.

Tap on “Switch to personal account” to switch your account back to a personal one.

However, if your account is previously a Creator Account, tap on “Switch to Creator Account” to switch your account to a creator one.

Congrats, you’ve successfully removed the business account on Instagram.

What happens if you switch back to a personal account on Instagram?

When you switch back to a personal account from a business account on Instagram, you’ll immediately lose access to a wide range of features.

Here are all the features that you’ll lose access to when you switch back to a personal account from a business account on Instagram:

  1. Follower insights.
  2. Real-time metrics on stories and promotions.
  3. Contact button.
  4. Address and location.
  5. Business category.

However, if you don’t own a business or if you want to make your Instagram account private, it’s best to switch back to a personal account.

This is because a business account cannot be private.

Can I switch from business to personal Instagram?

Yes, you can switch from a business account to a personal one on Instagram.

If you happened to switch to a business account, you can easily switch back to a personal account by tapping on “Switch to personal account”.

If you want to revert the change, you can switch to a business account again by tapping on “Switch to business account”.

Hence, you don’t have to worry about switching your account type as it’s not permanent.

Conclusion

An Instagram business account has many features that a personal account does not.

If you own a business, it’s highly recommended that you get a business account due to its wide range of features.

However, if the account is a personal one, it’s probably not a good idea to switch to a business account especially if you want to keep it private.

Business accounts cannot be private, so if you want to make your Instagram private, you have to remain as a personal account.

If you accidentally switched to a business account, you can remove it by tapping on “Switch to personal account” in your settings.

However, if you don’t mind having a public account, you can’t go wrong with switching to a business account.

Further Reading

How to See The Exact Time of an Instagram Post

How to Change Your Explore Page on Instagram

7 Effective Ways to Clean Up Your Instagram Account

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Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with over 7+ years of experience in Social Media. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.