How do I update to Messenger features on Instagram?
This feature may be unavailable in Japan and for countries located in Europe.
You can update from Direct to Messenger features on the Instagram app by tapping direct in the top right, then tap Update. You can also:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Tap profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap more options in the top right, then tap settingsSettings.
  3. Tap Update messaging, then tap Update.
Note that once you update to Messenger features on Instagram, you won’t be able to go back to using Direct. If you see messenger in the top right, you've updated to Messenger features on Instagram.
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