Turn on vanish mode in Instagram for iOS

December 31, 2020

One of the easiest ways to keep your conversation private on Instagram is to send disappearing messages that vanish automatically after you exit the chat session. The social-networking app is all for giving its users the options to control their activity online. The new feature will make your Instagram experience more enjoyable. See how to enable vanish mode in Instagram.

Vanish Mode on Instagram

How to turn on Vanish Mode in Instagram?

In Vanish Mode, messages disappear after they’re seen and you leave the chat. Read how to enable it.

  1. Launch your Instagram app for iOS.
  2. Tap a contact and start sending messages.
  3. Allow the recipient to respond.
  4. Once the chat session starts, swipe up on your mobile device in an existing chat thread to discover the Vanish mode.
  5. Start sending messages in the vanish mode.

What is vanish mode on Instagram?

It’s a new chat mode for Instagram. Once enabled, it makes all the read messages disappear from your chat session when it is over. You cannot see or access any of the older chats or messages you activated the mode for.

Vanish Mode on IG

Vanish mode is an opt-in feature, designed with safety and choice in mind.

When you are in a chat with someone, you can choose to enter vanish mode or not.

Swipe for Vanish Mode
Swipe for Vanish Mode

Simply swipe up on your mobile device in an existing chat thread to discover the Vanish mode. You’ll see a spinning circle and in seconds, the Vanish mode will be activated.

How Vanish Mode Works
How Vanish Mode Works

A screen that explains key features, including more details on blocking and reporting should become visible to you.

Now, start your chat session with text messages or send memes, GIFs, stickers, and other reactions when you can’t find the words.

Turn Off Vanish Mode
Turn Off Vanish Mode

Tap the Turn off vanish mode button to exit the setup and return to regular chat mode.

All vanished messages will be cleared from your chat history and any picture, message, or GIF that you shared will be deleted too. If someone takes a screenshot of your chat while you’re using vanish mode, you’ll be notified.

Why vanish mode is not working?

If you can’t enable disappearing messages mode in Instagram, try updating the app. For this, go to the App Store, tap the Apps icon at the bottom of the mobile screen.

Next, scroll down to the Top Free Apps section and see if a cloud icon is visible, adjacent to Instagram. Tap it to update the app to the latest version.

That’s all there is to it!


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