To publish your designs directly on Instagram from VistaCreate or schedule your publications using our Post Planner, you need an Instagram Business account. If you already have one, simply connect it to VistaCreate.
If you have another Instagram profile type, please follow this guide to switch your account to a Business one and access posting and scheduling features in VistaCreate.
How to switch from a Personal account to a Business account on Instagram
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and go to your profile.
Step 2: Select the menu marked with a 3-lines icon in the top right corner.
Step 3: Choose “Settings” and click on “Account”.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the Account menu and click on “Switch to Professional account”.
Step 5: Tap “Continue” and select a category that best describes your business. Click “Done” after making your choice.
Step 6: Select “Business” and click “Next”.
Step 7: Add your business contact details or skip this step by selecting “Don’t Use My Contact Info”.
How to switch from a Creator account to a Business account on Instagram
Step 1: Go to your profile and click on the icon with three lines in the top right corner.
Step 2: Select the Settings menu and tap “Account”.
Step 3: Scroll down to find the “Switch account type” option and select “Switch to business account”.
To access all Instagram features available in VistaCreate, you are required to connect your Instagram Business account to your Facebook business page. You don’t have to post on your Facebook page, but the permissions to make publications on your Instagram are provided via Facebook. This is required by Meta — the company that owns Facebook and Instagram.
How to connect a Facebook Page to your business account
Before you start, please confirm that you have permission to add the desired Facebook business page to your Instagram business profile. Follow this link to learn more about Facebook Page roles and access.
- Go to your Instagram business profile.
- Click on “Edit profile” and then select “Page”.
- Choose “Create Facebook Page” or “Connect an existing Page”.
- Choose a Page you’d like to connect from your Pages or select “Create a new Facebook Page”. Click “Done” once you’ve added the Page or created a new one.
Note that only one Facebook Page can be connected to your Instagram business account.