Switch to Instagram Professional

Get your Instagram account ready for streaming with Restream.

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Written by Becca
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You need a Professional Instagram account to go live with Restream Studio, OBS, and other software on your desktop.

How to get an Instagram Professional Account

  1. Open Instagram.com on your desktop.

  2. Click ☰ More.

  3. Click Settings.

  4. Scroll and click Account type and tools.

  5. Click Switch to professional account.

  6. Follow the prompts to customize your account, then click Done.

  7. Now you can find the "Live Video" option under "Create [+]" on the left.
    The change should be immediate.


  • Switching to Instagram Pro is free and doesn't require a minimum number of followers.

  • You can switch back to a personal account at any time.


Is switching to professional free?

Yes. No payment is required to switch your Instagram to a professional account.

Can I switch to professional and have a private profile?

No. Switching to professional will make your Instagram account public.

💡 Once your Instagram account becomes Professional, you can connect it to Restream.

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