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How To Remove Category On Instagram

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» To change the Instagram category labels, just tap on the ‘Edit Profile’, just choose your new labels or search, and then click on any label that suits your profile and that’s done.
» Although, if you want to remove the labels from displaying on the profile then you can do it in two different ways.
» The first thing you should know is that the personal accounts are not shown as a category label, only the business accounts may have these labels on the profile page.

instagram profile with no labels _removed

How To Remove Category On Instagram:

If you want to remove the labels on your Instagram profile then you can do this in different ways, either keeping your business account and turning off the feature or you can move back to a personal account where no category labels are shown on the profile.

1. Switching back to personal Account

The easiest way to turn off displaying category labels on your profile is, to switch back to a personal account. Instagram does not show the category labels on professional accounts or business accounts and just by moving back to the personal account, you can have the category labels disabled.

To switch back to the personal account,

Step 1: First of all, open your Instagram profile and tap on the ‘Edit Profile’ option.

open your Instagram profile and tap on the

Step 2: Next, from the settings, go to the Account and tap on that.

settings, go to the Account and tap onto that

Step 3: Just scroll to the bottom and you will see the ‘Switch to Personal account‘ option, tap on that.

 you will see the 'Switch to Personal account

Step 4: Now, just confirm by tapping on the ‘Switch Back‘ option.

switch back to personal account

Once the account is switched back to the personal account, you will no longer see any labels on the display.

Note: By turning the business account into a personal account, you will lose some features that were available only for business accounts, and also will lose the authority of a business account. But, if you’re aware of this then you can go with that choice.

2. Editing the Profile Display option

Another option is there and this is the best option to remove the category labels from any Instagram profile as this will keep your business account, as you can have the other features of the business account and can remove the category labels from your profile as well.

To remove the category labels on Instagram,

Step 1: First of all, go to your Instagram profile and tap on the edit profile option.

go to your Instagram profile and tap on the edit profile option

Step 2: Next, scroll down and you will see the ‘Profile Display Options‘ section.

Step 3: Now, swipe left to turn off the ‘Display category label‘ option.

swipe left to turn off the 'Display category label' option

That’s all you have to do and your category labels from the profile will be invisible after that.

Note: If you want to remove the category label from the business account then turning off the feature is the best option as you can avail of the rest of the features of a business account.

How to Change Category Labels on Instagram:

If you want to change the category label for an Instagram profile, the steps are really simple. You must know the labels you added to your profile and if that does not suit then you can change the category label to something else.

To change the category label on Instagram,

Step 1: First of all, you have to go to the profile and tap on the ‘Edit Profile‘ button.

edit profile instagram

Step 2: Now, scroll to the bottom and tap on the ‘Category‘ option.

Step 3: Next, just choose the new category and tap on the tick to save.

change category instagram 2

Finally, tap on the tick icon on the edit profile page, and this category is now changed to a new one.

That’s all you have to do in order to change the category of your Instagram business profile.

Note: You can change the labels but you have to choose the suitable labels from the listed labels. So, either choose a category label for your profile or you can hide it if you want to.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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