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2024-03-10 11:38:30

Step-by-Step Guide on Adding an Admin to Your Instagram Account

Instagram interface showing the process of adding an admin

With the ever-increasing reach and utility of Instagram for businesses and influencers, managing an account effectively often requires a team effort. Adding an admin to your Instagram account allows for distributed management and better content strategy implementation. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of how to add an admin to your Instagram profile, exploring each step in detail so that you can easily share your account management responsibilities.

Understanding Instagram Roles

Before adding an admin, it’s important to understand the roles available on Instagram. There are three main levels of access: the account owner, who has full control; an admin, who can post and interact with followers; and a contributor, who can only post content without access to messaging or setting changes.

Preparing to Add an Admin

Ensure you have the following before you begin:

  • The Instagram app updated to the latest version.
  • Your account should be set to a 'Professional' account.
  • Log in credentials as the account owner.

Switching to a Professional Account

If your account is not already set up as a Professional account, you’ll need to switch. Go to your profile, tap the menu icon on the top right, select 'Settings', then 'Account', and 'Switch to Professional Account'. Follow the prompts to complete the process.

Adding an Admin Through Facebook Business Suite

Instagram’s integration with Facebook allows for seamless admin management through the Facebook Business Suite. Here's how to add an admin:

  1. Log into Facebook Business Suite.
  2. Go to 'Settings' and select 'People'.
  3. Click on 'Add' and enter the email address of the person you want to add as an admin.
  4. Select the role as 'Admin' and send the invite.

The invitee will then receive an email and instructions on how to accept the role. If they do not have a Facebook account, they will need to create one.

Adding an Admin Directly Through Instagram

If you prefer to add an admin directly through Instagram, the process is as follows:

  1. Tap the menu icon on your Instagram profile.
  2. Go to 'Settings' > 'Business' or 'Creator' and select 'Page Roles'.
  3. Tap 'Add Person to Page' and enter their Instagram username.
  4. Select the 'Admin' role and send the invite.

The person will receive a notification on Instagram to accept the admin role.

Best Practices for Adding an Admin

When adding an admin, always ensure:

  • You trust the person with your account information.
  • You have a clear agreement on the extent of their responsibilities and access.
  • You periodically review your admin roster and adjust as necessary.


Adding an admin to your Instagram account can empower your social media strategy and foster collaboration while maintaining control over your brand image. Follow the steps outlined in this guide, and you should have no trouble managing your Instagram presence with the help of your team.