Some of you eagle eyed people may have noticed changes on Instagram lately especially when viewing profiles. A new “Contact” button has appeared on some profiles that when clicked can give you the options to Call, Email or Get Directions. But where did this button come from and how do you get it for your profile?.
This is Instagram’s business profiles, it’s a new feature being slowly rolled out and may not be available to everyone just now but it will be in the future.
How do you get a business profile? Open the Instagram app and view your profile then follow these steps:
- Go to your profile and tap in iOS or in Android.
- Scroll down and tap Switch to Business Profile.
- On the Connect Your Facebook Page screen, you’ll see all of the Facebook Pages you’re currently an admin on. Select the Page you’d like to associate with your Business Profile on Instagram.
- On the Set Up Your Business Profile page, review your business’s contact information, make any changes and tap Done.
For more information see How do I convert my personal Instagram profile to a Business Profile?
Once completed you’ll have the Contact button on your profile but you’ll also have access to Insights which gives you analytics on your profile.
Points to note here is that this will convert your profile to an Instagram Business Profile so if you’ve been mixing your personal and business in the one account now might the time to consider splitting them out into 2 accounts leaving the current account with followers as your business account.
Also this links your new Instagram business profile with your facebook page, so again if you’ve been using a personal profile on facebook for your business you’ll need to change it. Have a look at my post Get Facebook working for your business for details on converting your personal profile to a business page.
With these added features and we can only presume there’s more to come Instagram is moving forward to try and become an even bigger platform for businesses to advertise their services and sell their products. Get your business profile now to be ready to take advantage of anything else that comes.
If you need help with any of this or you would like to discuss it in more detail please contact me.