How to Make a Group Chat on Instagram?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Make a Group Chat on Instagram?

Do you need to create a group chat on Instagram with all your friends or make an announcement to your clients?

It’s very easy to create a group chat on Instagram. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram
  2. Tap on the “Direct Message” icon in the top right corner
  3. Select the “Create Group” icon
  4. Select several people and tap on “Chat

That’s all there is to it. I’ve made a step-by-step guide on how to make a group chat on Instagram! If you’re not sure you’ll manage to follow the steps above, keep reading.

1. Select the “Direct Messages” icon

Select the "Direct Messages" icon
Select the “Direct Messages” icon

Once you open Instagram, you’ll need to select the “Direct Messages” icon in the top-right corner. The icon looks like a paper plane, so you can’t miss it.

2. Select the “New Message” icon

Select the "New Message" icon
Select the “New Message” icon

Once you select the “Direct Messages” icon, you should get to this page where you can select a friend to chat with.

But if you want to create a group, select the “New Message” icon in the top right corner of the screen. The icon looks like a pen on paper!

3. Select your friends and tap “Chat

Select your friends and tap "Chat"
Select your friends and tap “Chat

On the “New message” page, you’ll see a list of all your friends or recommended people with whom you might want to chat.

To create a group, you must select all the friends you want to add to the group. Next to each person’s name, you’ll see a circle.

Tap on that circle to select a person. Do this for everyone else, and when you’re done, look at the “To” section at the top of the page.

That’ll show you a list of all the selected friends. If you’re happy with it, select “Create” to create the group.

Remember, the group won’t be created for your friends until you send the first message. Once you send a message, your friends will receive a notification about the group.


To summarize, you can create a group chat on Instagram by going to Direct Messages – New Message – Select Friends – Chat.

It’s a four-step process that anyone can do. A group chat allows you to talk to several people simultaneously, send pictures, and communicate more easily.

This feature is great at bringing people together or making it easier to spread information or popularize a social campaign or product.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!

What can you do in an Instagram group chat?

Group chats are very similar, whether we’re talking about WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, or Instagram group chats.

There might be some differences between them, but there are many commonalities.

Here’s what you can do in an Instagram group chat:

– Send links
– Send pictures
– Send videos
– Talk to multiple people simultaneously
– Add up to 32 people in the group chat
– Send stickers and files
– Make a group video call
– Change the chat theme
– Give admin powers to others
– Delete and unsend messages

There aren’t many things Instagram group chats can’t do. So far, very few users have complained about the functionality of group chats on the platform.

Why did my group chat disappear on Instagram?

An Instagram group chat might disappear if you have “Vanish” mode on or if your Instagram app is not up to date.

Make sure “Vanish” mode is turned off on Instagram. Follow these steps to do this:

– Go to “Direct Messages
– Select a chat or a group chat
– Swipe up from the bottom of the screen
– Release and “Vanish” mode will be disabled

You’ll see on-screen instructions if “Vanish” mode is enabled on a chat or a group chat on Instagram.

If your Instagram app is not up to date, you can update it by going to Google Play Store and looking for Instagram.

Once you’re there, find the “Update” button and tap on it. This will update the app to the latest available version.

Force-close Instagram and reopen it to see if the group chats are back. If not, you may want to try clearing the Instagram cache from your phone settings.

Sometimes, a full cache will lead to errors and glitches in the app.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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