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How to use Vanish mode on Instagram?

Feb 2, 20222 min readKashish Tuteja

Vanish Mode on Instagram adds a lot of privacy to the chats. Here's how to use the feature... Isn't it true that internet never forgets. It can help now! It's liberating not to have to be concerned about someone snooping on your phone and reading your messages. You may hold private chats that vanish after they've been read with Instagram's Vanish Mode. We'll show you how to use Vanish Mode on Instagram like an expert in this tutorial.


What Is Vanish Mode and How Does It Work?


Vanish Mode was first introduced on Facebook Messenger in 2020, and it has since been integrated into Instagram's chat functions. Users will be able to create and join temporary conversation threads that will be instantly removed when the session finishes, according to Facebook. It's akin to Snapchat's self-erasing feature, but it'll only operate if you explicitly turn it on. Vanish Mode is only available for two-person talks. In group chats, it doesn't work.


Do you want to be a part of it? Let's have a look at how the vanishing message functionality works. To activate Vanish Mode, follow these steps:


how to use vanish mode on insta


Step 1: Open Instagram


Open your Instagram app and then click on the chat icon on the top right corner.


Step 2: Select Message


Select an existing chat or maybe start a new message thread, then scroll to the bottom of your chat.


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Step 3: Swipe Up


Now after going to the bottom of the chat, swipe up from the bottom of your screen and quickly release to start vanish mode.


Your screen will turn dark and few 'Shush' emojis will fall from the top of your screen to indicate that you are in Vanish Mode once engaged. Your conversation companion is also notified that they are in vanish mode by a message on the internet. Send your Instagram direct messages as you normally would.