How to designate your business as Black-owned on Instagram
To begin, tap on “Edit Profile,” and select “Business Diversity Info” where you can learn more about what it means to designate your business as Black-owned. Tap “Get Started” and you will land on the “Diversity Info” page. Toggle on the “Show Black-owned business label” setting, which will enable a “Black-owned” label on your business profile and product pages.
Once you designate your business as Black-owned, it may also be highlighted in places like the Shop tab — helping more potential customers discover your business
It’s also important that businesses can safely express themselves on Instagram. Business accounts have full access to tools to protect from abuse, spam, inappropriate comments and offensive language.
Discover more Black-owned businesses
We’ve heard from our community that in addition to showing love to their favorite Black-owned businesses, they’re eager to discover more of them. If you are located in the US, you will see the “Black-owned” label on the profile and corresponding product pages of any eligible business that has self-designated. You can also explore curated collections created by @Shop in the Shop tab, highlighting a range of products from Black-owned businesses.
Don’t yet have a business Account? Follow these instructions to Set Up a Business Account on Instagram
On Instagram, you can convert your personal profile to a business account to access features that can help you grow your business.
Note: you may only have 5 Instagram accounts at a time.
To switch your profile to a business account:
- Go to your profile and tap in the upper right corner.
- Tap Settings.
For some accounts, the Switch to Professional Account option will be listed directly under Settings.
With a business account, you’ll be able to access insights that can help you understand who is engaging with your business on Instagram. You also have access to the Professional Dashboard, where you can track your performance, access and discover professional tools, and explore educational information curated by Instagram.
You also have the option to display or hide your business category and contact information on your profile. After setting up, go to your profile and tap Edit Profile. Go to Profile Display under Public Business Information to choose whether you want to hide or display your category label and contact info. Then, tap Done.