Are you disturbed by the idea of people sharing your Instagram post without your knowledge? Unfortunately, you cannot find out the person who shared your posts. However, you can know how many people did by creating a Professional Account.
With the rapid growth of social media users, our lives have taken a digitized turn. And while it might be exciting, it can cause turbulence in our day-to-day life too. However, it is still fun to hang around the social media applications for fun. And if you are a social media geek like us, you can definitely understand our vision.
And it is not that the trend of social media started recently. We have a misconception that the start of our social life began with Orkut. The first social networking site ever was Six Degrees, which was founded in the May of 1997. Although not as advanced as our current social media applications and sites, you could create a profile and have friends on the Six Degrees.
And the evolution got better with time. Orkut and Facebook were both founded in the year 2004. Although Orkut was at the beginning more popular than Facebook, it got worn out pretty soon. And in 2014, Orkut was officially shut down. However, Facebook managed to stay in style and become the highest grossing social media application.
Over the years, many new social media platforms have emerged and made our lives colorful. Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, etc. are the most popular social media applications in today’s day. And amongst them all, Instagram is probably the most sensational one.
Now, let us dive deeper into the functionalities of Instagram
With over 1.386 billion users, Instagram stands at fourth position when it comes to a social media application. The trend of Instagram has influenced the life of all the people who love to stay on web. Founded in the October of 2010, Instagram has made a huge impact in our day-to-day lives. You may be familiar with the never-ending dimensions of entertainment, education and business Instagram has brough to us all.
Primarily, Instagram was used for only connecting and keeping tabs on people’s lives. But as a regular user, you may have noticed how Instagram has become its own sharer of information in recent years.
Educational groups, NGOs, Influencers, Celebrities, Businesses and many more sectors have a huge following base on Instagram. People are able to share their voice, their creativity, glimpses of their personal lives, their good doings, journey, business module, etc. on the app.
Successful people are able to impart knowledge with the help of Instagram. Whereas, digital content creators are being able to earn a livelihood via this platform.
However, it is still very much used by people to share about their personal lives. If you are one of the people who is very attached to the application, you are familiar with everything it has. And with that, you can also know about the cons of the applications.
One of the major problems of Instagram or any other social media application is the lack of privacy. Since everyone has access to your images and information, they can creep through your profile according to their choices. Although this may not be a huge problem, it surely can lead to a sense of uneasiness. Afterall, we all feel the need to keep our data and information safe.
Even though you cannot know who is sharing your Instagram posts, you can as least learn how many are. For that, you need to shift to a business account.
Creating a professional account on Instagram
Don’t get flustered, you do not need to say goodbye to your existing account in order to have a professional account. With a few simple steps, you can easily shift your already existing account to a professional account.
But before that, let us first understand what is a professional account on Instagram. In a nutshell, there are two broad classifications of Instagram account, personal and professional. In a personal account, you can not see how people are interacting with your profile.
The only limited information you have how people are dealing with your personal account are: number of followers, likes, comments, story viewers and views on reels/videos. You cannot know how many people saved your content and the number of reshares of your post.
With a professional account however, you can keep a tab on your post engagement. The insight option on a professional account has information about the content you shared, the number of accounts reached; their region, age and gender, how many people are engaged with your content, number of shares and how many people saved your posts.
With a clearer picture of your account, you can easily understand how your data is being perceived by the audience. Now, if you choose to create a professional account, there are two categories: content creator and business account.
Choose what suits you the best, depending on your account type. If you create personal content creating a creator account can be your best solution. Whereas, if you have a business, then go for a business account.
To switch to a professional account, follow the simple steps that we have laid out for you:
Firstly, go to your profile and click on three lines that are located at the right-hand side of your screen. The option is put at the corner of your profile, alongside with your username.
After clicking on the option, you will find varieties of option on your screen. Without second-guessing, click on ‘settings’, which is the first option on the tab.
With selecting settings, you can find a lot of options and a new tab will open. From there, select on ‘Account’, which is the 7th option.
By clicking on account, you will find a lot of options on the screen. Scroll till the end and you will find an option saying “Switch to a professional account”. Select the option and then click on continue.
After, clicking on continue several times, you will be brought to a page with a heading “What best describes you?”. Select the option that speaks you to the most and then click on done. You can also choose to display your account category on your profile by selecting “Display on profile”.
The next thing you have to do is select between a creator or a business account. From the newly opened tab, select the option that best describes your profile type.
If you select creator, then you will be brought to a page where you’re asked to complete your profile in 4 different steps. With following through the guide, you can complete you account in no time.
And if you select a business account, you will be asked to provide your business information including, phone number, location, etc. Also, you will be asked to link your Facebook page (if you have any) with your Instagram profile. This, however is optional and you can choose whatever suits you. After providing everything, you can finalize your account in 4 steps, just like a creator account.
Still not satisfied and concerned about your security? You can opt for a private account on Instagram.
Creating a private account on Instagram
Simply knowing the number of people may not be able to make you feel secure. In that case, you can choose to prioritize your privacy and only allow people you know have access to your information. Having a social media account is a great way of connecting with people and its only fair if it can be done with privacy.
It is very easy to make your existing Instagram profile a private account. We have laid down the simple steps for you:
Just like creating a business account, the first step that you need to carry out is go to your profile and select the three-liner option.
After selecting the option, click on settings, which is the first option on your screen.
The fourth option that comes in your screen after selecting settings is privacy. Click on privacy and a whole new tab will open.
If you are sure about turning your profile into a private account, click the first button that appears before you. By selecting the option ‘private account’, you can limit the people who have access to your information.
For additional security, you can remove your existing followers who you are suspicious of. However, you cannot turn your professional account into a private one so, make sure to switch to a personal account.
With knowing how to see who shared your Instagram post as a message, you can keep a tab on your engagement. You can either switch to a professional account and learn about your engagement or resort to a private profile for ultimate privacy. Either way, make sure to convert your social media experience to a healthy one.