How do I update to Messenger features on Instagram?

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

  1. Tap 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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