In order to use Flick's suggested filters and Hashtag Collections and in order to connect your account to the Analytics Suite, it will need to be a Business or Creator Account.

This guide contains the following sections:

  1. Converting your personal Instagram to a business or creator account
  2. Reconverting your Instagram Business or Creator profile

Converting your personal Instagram to a business or creator account.

Instagram Personal Accounts can be converted to Business or Creator Profiles either via the Instagram mobile app, or via Facebook.

It is imperative that a Facebook Page is linked to your Instagram Business Profile. Therefore, we recommend converting via Facebook, since this guarantees that a Facebook Page will be correctly connected to your Instagram account, whereas we have found some users to run into problems getting a Facebook Page connected to their Instagram account when converting via the Instagram mobile app.

Converting your Instagram page via Facebook (recommended):

  1. Head over to Facebook and navigate to the Page that you would like to be connected to your Instagram Business/Creator Profile.
  2. Click Settings at the top of the Page and then click Instagram on the left-hand side.
  3. Click Connect Account towards the top of the screen.
  4. Enter your Instagram login credentials and click Log In. (If you're already signed into Instagram, or your login credentials are saved within your browser, you'll just need to click Continue.)
  5. You'll see a pop-up window prompting you to set up your Instagram Business/Creator Profile. Follow the on-screen instructions, ensuring you enter your contact info, and then tap Done.

Converting your Instagram account via the mobile App:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device and navigate to Settings.
  2. Tap Account.
  3. Tap Switch to Professional/Creator account.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts, ensuring you select a Facebook Page to link to your Instagram account. You will see a "Don't Connect to Facebook Now" option, but if you don't connect a Facebook Page to your Instagram account, you won't be able to use Direct Scheduling.
  5. If your Instagram Personal Account is currently set to private, you'll be prompted to tap OK in order to confirm switching to a Business Profile, since your account will become public.
  6. Add your contact info and tap Done.

Reconverting your Instagram Business/Creator Profile

In certain situations, for example, if your Instagram account is currently a Business Profile without a Facebook Page properly connected to it, you will need to convert your Instagram account back to a Personal Account and then reconvert it to a Business Profile. Please follow the steps in this guide to achieve this.

Please note, your Insights will be lost when converting your Instagram account back to a personal profile. You may wish to read and save your Insights before converting.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile.
  2. Head to Settings.
  3. Tap Account, followed by Switch to a personal account, and then tap Switch back to confirm.
  4. Head over to Facebook and navigate to the Page that you would like to be connected to your Instagram Business Profile.
  5. Click Settings at the top of the Page and then click Instagram on the left -hand side.
  6. If there is already an Instagram connected to the Facebook Page, go ahead and disconnect it by clicking Disconnect at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Once you've disconnected the Instagram account (or if there wasn't one already connected), click Connect Account towards the top of the screen.
  8. Enter your Instagram login credentials and click Log In. (If you're already signed into Instagram, or your login credentials are saved within your browser, you'll just need to click Continue.)
  9. You'll see a pop-up window prompting you to set up your Instagram Business Profile. Follow the on-screen instructions, ensuring you enter your contact info, and then tap Done.

Once you have followed the steps outlined in this article, head back to Flick and try connecting your Instagram account to Flick again. If you are still experiencing issues please reach out to our customer success team through the in-app chat.

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