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 for Android and iPhone. To update:

From the Instagram app for Android and iPhone

Tap or in the top right, then tap Update. You can also:

  1. Tap instagram-user-profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap in the top right, then tap instagram-settingsSettings.
  3. Tap Update Messaging, then tap Update.

Note that once you update, you won’t be able to go back to using Direct.

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