How to Make a Group Chat on Instagram

Group chats are an excellent place to get together with friends, business communities, and likeminded individuals – sharing ideas, stories,…

Group chats are an excellent place to get together with friends, business communities, and likeminded individuals – sharing ideas, stories, and general life updates and gossip.

While most people’s minds jump straight to WhatsApp when considering a group chat, the growing global community on Instagram means that the platform lends itself to group communication.

What’s more, with Instagram acting as a vital tool for creators and influencers to build their presence and establish their brand, the ability to create group chats with pools of their most loyal followers is a great way to reward their community and really build on that community spirit. 

So, how do you start a group chat? 

3 Steps to Start a Group Chat on Instagram

  1. Open your DM inbox by clicking on the paper airplane icon from your home screen
  2. Click on the ‘New Message’ icon in the top right hand corner (the icon which shows a square with a pen inside it)
  3. Search for, or select, the users who you want to add to the group chat. When you’re happy with your selection, click on ‘Create Group Chat’ at the bottom of the screen

Once created, you can create a Name for the Group and even set a group chat profile picture by clicking on the names along the top of the screen and editing the information. 

You can also add more users to the chat via the ‘Add’ button, access all the shared posts and images via a grid below your group information, and even leave the group with the click of a button if you want to. 

The Benefits of a Group Chat

Before we let you loose on the group chat function, here are a few reasons to start a group chat on Instagram.

  • It’s a great place to share posts, reels, and other Instagram content directly with your friends 
  • It’s super accessible and can be tailored to your needs, with a personalised group name and profile picture
  • You can easily find all media that the group has shared, via the grid of shared posts in the group information page

So, what are you waiting for! It’s time to start grouping!