How do I use video chat on Instagram?

If you don’t have access to video chat in Instagram, update your app to the latest version in the App Store or Google Play Store.

You can video chat with up to 6 people using Direct Messaging.

To use video chat on Instagram:

  1. Tap in the top right of Feed.
  2. Tap a username or group name to open the conversation. You can also start a new conversation by tapping in the top right and selecting people you want to video chat with.
  3. Tap in the top right. The person or group you call will receive a notification that you're calling them.

Keep in mind that anyone you've accepted a direct message from can video chat with you. To prevent someone from video chatting with you, you can block them or mute the conversation.

To add someone to an ongoing video chat:

  1. While in your video chat, swipe up to add someone.
  2. Tap Add next to their username in the list below, or tap Search to search for someone. The person you've added will receive a notification that you're calling them.

Once you've added a new person, a new direct group thread will be started. Any additional people will be added to this new thread, and only 6 people can be in the video chat at once.

Learn more about changing your push notification settings.

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