How To Remove a Business Account From Instagram?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How To Remove a Business Account From Instagram?

Did you switch to your Instagram business account by mistake, and do you want to switch back?

There are some things you can’t do on a business account that a personal account offers. And vice-versa.

There’s no reason to use a business account if you don’t have a business.

Your personal account provides everything you need most of the time, including the ability to make the account private.

This guide will teach you how to remove a business account from Instagram and switch to your account.

How to remove a business account from Instagram?

The option to switch between Instagram accounts is in the Account Settings. So, the first thing you need to do is open Instagram and go to your profile. Once you’re there, open the Account Settings and select “Switch to professional/personal account”.

Follow the steps below to remove your business account and switch to your personal account:

  1. Open Instagram and go to your profile
  2. Tap on Menu and then “Settings”
  3. Select “Account”
  4. Select “Switch account type”
  5. Select “Switch to personal account”
  6. Confirm your choice

Keep reading to find out more!

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How To Remove a Business Account From Instagram?

How Can You Remove a Business Account from Instagram?

The option to switch between Instagram accounts is in the Account Settings.

You can access your Account Settings from your profile.

So, the first thing you need to do is open Instagram and go to your profile.

Once you’re there, open the Account Settings and select “Switch to professional/personal account”.

If you also have a creator account, this option may also appear.

Remember that if you switch to a personal account from your business account, you’ll lose all the business insights and information about your business.

You’ll be able to access it if you open your business account again.

There’s no way to access your business insights from your personal account.

Follow the steps below to remove your business account and switch to your personal account:

  • Open Instagram and go to your profile
Open Instagram and go to your profile
Open Instagram and go to your profile

You’ll land on the home page when you open Instagram the first time.

Here, you’ll see all posts from your friends.

To open your profile, look at the bottom of the screen for the menu bar.

You’ll see five icons there. The one to the right is your profile. It shows your profile picture.

Tap on that to open your profile.

  • Tap on Menu and then “Settings”
Tap on Menu and then “Settings”
Tap on Menu and then “Settings”

Once you get to your profile page, you’ll need to open the Menu.

Look for a three-dash icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.

That’s your menu. Tap on that to open several options in the bottom left corner.

You’ll see several options, including “Settings,” “Archive,” “Your activity,” “QR Code,” and so on.

Tap on “Settings” and proceed to the next step.

Once you open the settings, you’ll be able to change your account type and remove the business account.

  • Select “Account”
Select “Account”
Select “Account”

Opening the Settings will offer you multiple options to choose from.

This page is where you can modify most of your settings on Instagram and personalize your account better.

You can change your security preferences, whether you receive ads, change your theme, optimize your privacy settings, and more.

From the “Notifications” tab, you can change what notifications you receive for what type of content.

You need to go to “Account.” That’s where you can change your account type and change to a personal account.

After you open the “Account” settings, follow the next steps.

  • Select “Switch account type”
Select “Switch account type”
Select “Switch account type”

You’ll be welcomed by many options in the “Account” settings.

They’re all helpful in personalizing your account settings, including language, account status, browser settings, sensitive content control, and more.

You can request an account verification, limit cellular data usage, or change the language and captions.

In the “Personal information” tab, you can customize the personal information you’re sharing on Instagram.

Scroll down to the very bottom of the “Account” settings, and you’ll see two blue options – “Switch Account type” and “Add new professional account.”

Select “Switch account type” if you want to remove your professional account.

Once you do that, you’ll need to select your preference.

  • Select “Switch to personal account”
Select “Switch to personal account”
Select “Switch to personal account”

Once you select “Switch account type,” a menu will pop up with two options – “Switch to personal account” and “Switch to creator account.”

Select the first option if you want to change your personal account.

This will let you experience Instagram the way it was meant to be experienced, like a regular user.

You’ll be able to post pictures, comment, make your account private, and access some features that a business account doesn’t have.

Select the second option if you want to switch to your creator account.

A creator account lets you easily control your online presence and manage your channel’s growth.

Like a personal and business account, the creator account has unique features that you can’t use otherwise.

  • Confirm your choice
Confirm your choice
Confirm your choice

After you select “Switch to a personal account,” Instagram will request that you confirm your decision.

It’ll also notify you about the switch you’re about to make.

All the insights related to your business, content, and promotions will be removed permanently until you switch back to your business account.

Tap on “Switch to Personal Account” to confirm your choice and switch to your account.

That’s it; you’ve just removed your business account!

Conclusion

Switching between accounts on Instagram is very easy, but if you haven’t used Instagram before, this may pose problems.

Go to your profile, open the menu (three-dash icon), select “Settings,” then go to “Accounts,” and finally tap on “Switch account type.”

Select the account you want to switch to in that menu and confirm your decision.

If you select “Personal account,” this will remove your business account and all its insights.

You’ll also be able to make your account private if you use a personal account.

Business accounts don’t let you do that.

FAQ

What type of information do you lose by removing a business account on Instagram?

When switching to a personal account from a business account on Instagram, you’ll lose several key features, including:

  • Contact button
  • Follower insights
  • Business category
  • Insight dashboard access
  • Analytics from existing posts
  • Address and location
  • Real-time metrics on promotions and stories
  • Information on paid ads

All in all, you’re losing quite a few immensely helpful features for your business.

So, if you have a business and you want to promote it on Instagram, you should keep in mind what happens if you switch from your business account.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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