How to Remove Category Label on Instagram

With the growing crowd on Instagram in recent years, the platform has become a magnet for all businesses, brands, influencers, and creators to attract customers/followers. To foster the growth of these businesses and creators, the Instagram team has been hard at work on professional accounts to help them achieve their business goals on the platform.

While there may not be too many differences between a private and a professional account on Instagram, someone who uses the app regularly would be able to tell them apart right away! Wonder how? Well, first, there is the matter of the next count, which is usually over 5,000 of any decent business profile. Then there are other features like action buttons, business addresses, and lastly, category tags.

In our blog today, we are going to talk about these tags on Instagram, more specifically how you can remove, hide and change them on your profile. If you’ve felt stuck doing these tasks in the past, stick with us until the end to learn the right way to do it.

How to remove the category tag on Instagram

Before we delve into removing the category tag from your Instagram profile, we’ll tell you this: there’s no way to remove this tag from your account entirely. The category section is a required field on all professional accounts on the platform.

That said, if you’re having trouble letting other people see this tag on your profile, we have a way to fix it: by hiding this tag from your profile. If this sounds appealing to you, follow the step-by-step guide we have selected below to do so.

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your smartphone by navigating to the mobile app icon in the menu grid of your device.

From the home tab you first land on, navigate to your profile picture thumbnail icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and tap on it.

Step 2: Once you get to the Profile tab, below your profile picture, name, and bio, you will find a white Edit Profile button. Tap this button.

Step 3 – Now, you can easily split the Edit Profile tab into two parts – the first half contains fields like your name, username, website, and bio.

On the other hand, the second half has more to do with your company’s public information, such as your company page details, your company category, your contact options, the action buttons you want to display on your profile and soon.

The last option in this section is the profile view, which determines what details are visible to other people on your profile. Tap this option.

Step 4: As soon as you do, you will be taken to a different tab: Profile View.

In this tab, you will find two options with toggle switches next to both of them:

Step 5 – Instagram now keeps these switches on by default. And to remove the category tag, you’ll need to swipe left on the first switch and then tap the tick icon (for Android devices) or the Done button (for iOS devices) located at the top right corner of the screen.

When you return to your profile now, you’ll notice that the category tag has disappeared from its rightful place under your or your company name.

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