Can you Group Chat on Instagram (Complete Guide)

can you group chat on Instagram
can you group chat on Instagram

Instagram is becoming more and more popular among all the groups, especially the businesses and teens. Apart from the media sharing feature, it also allows a user to Direct Message a friend/person with the help of its in-built messenger, and now that it is owned by Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and his team are thriving to make it better and better each day. But sometimes it is a heck of a task to send the same messages to a bunch of people, and it feels like creating a dedicated group inside the Instagram app. So, can you group chat on Instagram? 

Let’s find out!

Can you group chat on Instagram?

YES, you can easily create an Instagram group, add a maximum of 32 people inside it, and then start a group chat on Instagram.

Don’t know how to create a group chat on Instagram?

Well, don’t worry, I got you covered with my simple and easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

So, without any further ado, just skip to the next part.

How to create a group chat on Instagram?

Many Instagram users who are actively using the platform are still oblivious of the fact that they can easily create a group chat on Instagram and start having group conversations with their friends and colleagues.

But hey, no one is at fault, because this feature is almost unnoticeable. Therefore, to help you with it, I have jotted down a step-by-step tutorial, that will help you create a chat group on Instagram in just a few taps.

Steps to create an Instagram chat group:

  • Open the Instagram app.
  • Now head towards the “Messenger” icon, to open the DM icon.
Find Messenger icon
Find Messenger icon
  • Then tap on the “+” or “pencil” sign which is at the top-right corner of your screen.
Tap Pencil Sign
Tap Pencil Sign
  • You will get a list of suggestions, so you can either select people from there by “tapping” on the circles, or else you can “search” for a name by typing that person’s name inside the search bar.
  • After selecting the people, tap on the “Chat” option that is visible at the top-right corner of the screen.
Tap Chat Option
Tap Chat Option
  • Now, in order to make the group visible to everyone, you need to type in a message or send media to the group.
  • You can also change the name of the group by tapping on the group name or “(i)” icon, and then typing the desired name inside the name box.
  • And that’s it, people that are in the group will be notified of the message and the group. However, a person needs to accept the invitation to be able to send a message.

How to add participants in a group chat on Instagram?

Imagine this scenario, where you have created a group of 3 people, but now one of your friends wants to be a part of that Instagram group. 

What will you do?

How will you add participants in a group chat?

Got no clue?

Don’t worry and follow these steps.

Adding a participant:

  • Open Instagram.
  • Now, head towards the DM section.
Find DM section
Find DM section
  • Open the group by tapping on it.
  • Then, tap on the group name or “i” icon to open the group profile menu.
Tap i icon for Group Profile
Tap i icon for Group Profile
  • Scroll down and tap on the “Add People” option.
Tap Add People option
Tap Add People option
  • Now search or select the user from the list and then click on “Done.”
Click Done to save
Click Done to save
  • A confirmation pop-up will appear.
  • Click on “OK”, and done. You have successfully added a user to your Instagram chat group.
Click OK
Click OK

How to remove someone from the group chat on Instagram?

If you want to remove an existing user from your Instagram group chat, then you can easily do it by following this tutorial.

Removing a user:

  • Open your Instagram app, then open the DM icon.
Tap DM icon
Tap DM icon
  • Tap on the group to open it.
  • Now, tap on the group name or “(i)” icon to open the group profile menu.
Click on i icon
Click on i icon
  • Scroll down to find the list of participants.
  • Then, tap on the “three vertical dots” that are available between the user’s name and follow/following button.
Tap on Three Vertical Dots
Tap on Three Vertical Dots
  • A menu will pop up.
  • Lastly, tap on “Remove user” to remove that user.
Tap on Remove User
Tap on Remove User

How to leave a group chat on Instagram?

Group chats on Instagram are a cool thing to have when you want to discuss or talk about something with a group of people.

But what if the same group chat starts bothering your mental peace?

Well, in that case, you can permanently leave that group chat by using this method.

Leaving a group chat on Instagram:

  • Open Instagram and click on the DM icon.
Open DM Section
Open DM Section
  • Tap on the group to open it.
  • Now, scroll down to find the “Leave Chat” option.
Click Leave Chat
Click Leave Chat
  • A confirmation pop-up will appear.
  • Tap on “Leave” to successfully leave a group chat on Instagram.
Tap on Leave
Tap on Leave

Tip: If you don’t want to leave an Instagram group chat permanently, then you can enable the “Mute messages” option so that you won’t be notified of the messages sent in the group.

Additional tweaks available for the Instagram profile:

There are some additional tweaks that you can try while being a part of the Instagram group chat.

  • Mute Message: Enable this option to mute messages from that particular group.
  • Mute Mentions: You can mention any participant of the Instagram group by using the “@” button followed by the name. But, if you don’t want to be bothered by group mentions, then you can easily toggle on this option.
  • Mute call notifications: You can easily initiate a group call on Instagram chat groups. However, if you don’t want to receive call notifications on your Instagram app, then switch on the “Mute call notifications” option.
  • Approval required to join: If you are an admin of the group, then you can decide whom to add and whom to not by enabling the “Approval require to join” option.
  • Report: If you find the group to be spammy or serving offensive content, then you can easily report it to the Instagram community by using this option.
  • Block: You can block the group or any group member by using this option.

Frequently Asked Questions on Instagram:

Can you make someone an admin on the Instagram chat group?

Yes, you can easily make any participant an admin of the group, if and only if you are the creator or admin of the group.

To make anyone an admin just access the Group profile > scroll down to their name. > click ok on three vertical dots > and then tap on the “Make Admin” option.

Can you change the group chat profile picture on Instagram?

Yes, you can easily change the group chat profile picture on Instagram by following these steps:

  • Open the Instagram app.
  • Tap on the DM icon.
Go to DM Option
Go to DM Option
  • Tap on the group chat profile.
  • Now, tap on the “Change group photo” option.
Click on Change Group Photo
Click on Change Group Photo
  • Choose a photo from the library or click it using the camera, and then click on the “Next” button (the arrow pointing towards the right) to complete the process.

Can I group call on Instagram?

Yes, you can easily tap on the “Video Recorder” button and start a video call. If you want to move to an audio call, then just tap on the recorder button to switch to the audio call mode.

The maximum number of participants that are allowed on a group video/audio call is 6.

How many participants can participate in an Instagram group?

A total of 32 participants can be added to a single Instagram chat group.

What is Podding on Instagram?

Instagram podding is a group of users who have agreed to like and comment on each other’s posts, to help gain mutual Instagram growth.

Final Remarks

After this long discussion, it is very clear that a group chat can be easily initiated using Instagram. Therefore, if you are someone who wishes to build up a small chat group of friends, family, or colleagues on Instagram, then I recommend following this entire guide, which will help you to create your very own group chat on Instagram in just a few taps.