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How to make a group on Instagram ?

Feb 2, 20223 min readParvathy Nair

We all have that Instagram group chat where your friends send memes all day long and spill tea about the most random topics, right. I like to think when Instagram updated its chat features to include a group chat, friends everywhere rejoiced exceedingly the long-distance friendships.

Instagram groups allow you to connect with your friends, share posts, pictures, videos and much more. The way Instagram has made it easier to stay connected with your friends even in unprecedented times is commendable.

How to make an Instagram group chat.

Step 1: Open Instagram

Search for Instagram on your phone and tap on the Instagram Logo to open it.

Step 2: Messages Icon

At the top right corner, you will see the inbox or messages icon and then tap on it to view the messages.

steps to make a group on Instagram

Step 3:Pencil Icon

Once the messages are open, you will see a pencil icon on the top right corner tap

Step 4: List of People

Then you will be able to see a list of possible people you want to add to the group, or you also have the option you search for the people you want to add to your Instagram group.

steps to make a group on Instagram

Step 5: 1st message

Then the next step is to send a message. The group doesn't come

into existence unless you send a message first.

Step 6: Information

Now that your chat group is created, you use the information icon on the top right to name your group and add other members.

steps to make a group on Instagram

And if you mess up a message, that is cool too because Instagram allows you unsend the news; you just have to long-press and tap the unsend option.

Bonus tip: There are always chances of random strangers into group chats, especially if you have a normal Instagram account instead of a business account. To prevent this from happening, all you have to do is go to your "settings" option on Instagram, then go to "privacy" then messages; after that, you just have to go to the "Allow others to add you to groups" and select "Only people you follow" that solves that problem.


Right now, Instagram allows you to add up to 32 people into a single group. The group features also have audio and video call features, making it more fun and engaging. Also, it makes talking to your friend group so much easier than spending time sending the same post to all your friends individually.

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