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How to update Instagram messenger ?

Feb 9, 20223 min readRahul Sathyakumar

Facebook Messenger is one of the coolest direct messaging apps available on the internet. With the increasing popularity of the app, Facebook had decided to integrate the app with Instagram's direct messaging feature.

Instagram frequently introduces new features to improve your experience constantly. The messenger update enables you to access all the features of Facebook Messenger and talk to your Facebook friends.

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Whether you use iPhone or an Android user, the steps to update Messenger are the same. Unlike most Instagram updates which let you access the latest features immediately after updating it in the app store, upgrading to Messenger is done according to the following steps –


How to update Instagram Messenger?


Step 1: Open Instagram

Grab your phone and search for Instagram among your apps, and tap to open it.


Step 2: Direct Messaging

After opening the app, tap the Direct Messaging icon in the top right corner.


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Step 3: Upgrade Invite

You will now see a pop-up notification that invites you to update your Messenger. Tap "Update".


Step 4: Update Complete

You will receive a notification that says your "messaging has been updated". Tap "Continue".


How to update Instagram Messenger

If you had tapped "Not now" when you were invited to upgrade Messenger, then don't worry.


Update via "Settings"


Follow these steps to upgrade to Messenger-


Step 1: Open Instagram

Grab your phone and search for Instagram among your apps, and tap to open it.


Step 2: Profile

Tap your DP on the bottom right corner of your app to go to your profile.


Step 3: Settings

On the top right corner, tap the three horizontal lines stacked on top of each other. Doing this would open a drop-down menu with various options. Tap "Settings" to open the menu.


Step 4: Update Messaging

Once you have opened the settings menu, you will see an option that says "Update Messaging". Tap "Update"

How to update Instagram Messenger


What's new?


Once you learn how to update Instagram Messenger, it will barely take you a minute to complete it. You can see many new features that Facebook Messenger offers you.

This update would replace Instagram's old DM icon and replace it with the Messenger one. You can now chat with your friends on Facebook, making it the Messenger for your Instagram and Facebook.

You can have cool customized chat themes. You can learn how to change your chat theme. Instagram messages now also have a "Vanish mode". Other features include reacting to the posts that your friends have sent with Emojis, animated stickers, and more.