How to Make a Group Chat on Instagram: A Step-by-Step Guide

Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms for connecting with friends, family, and even businesses. One great feature it offers is the ability to create group chats, allowing you to communicate with multiple people at once. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a group chat on Instagram, both on mobile and desktop.

Creating a Group Chat on the Instagram Mobile App

  1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device and tap on the paper airplane icon in the top right corner. This will take you to your direct messages.
  2. At the top right of your messages, tap on the pencil icon to start a new message.
  3. Search for and select each contact you want to include in the group chat. You can search by username or select from your existing message threads.
  4. Once you‘ve selected all the participants, tap "Next" in the top right.
  5. Give your new group chat a name by typing it at the top of the screen. This is optional but can help you identify the chat later.
  6. Tap the blue send button to create the group. Be sure to send an initial message to start off the conversation.

Once you send the first message, the group chat will be created and all participants will be notified. You can now start messaging with the group!

Creating a Group Chat on Instagram Desktop

You can also create group chats using Instagram on your desktop browser. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to and log in to your account.
  2. Click the paper airplane icon in the top right corner to access your direct messages.
  3. Click the pencil icon in the left sidebar to start a new message.
  4. Search for and select each contact to include in the group. You can also create a group from an existing chat.
  5. Once you‘ve picked your participants, click "Next" at the bottom.
  6. Type a name for the group chat at the top (optional).
  7. Click "Send Message" to create the group. Be sure to send an initial message.

The group chat will now be created! Both mobile and desktop participants will be notified and can participate.

Tips for Instagram Group Chats

  • You can add or remove people from a group chat at any time. Just tap the group name at the top of the chat and manage the participants.
  • Name your group chats for easy identification, especially if you‘re in multiple groups.
  • You can leave a group chat at any time by tapping your name at the top and selecting "Leave This Chat".
  • Mute group notifications if a chat gets too active. You can always catch up later.
  • Have fun with group chats! Share photos and videos, plan events, or just keep in touch with friends and family.

With these simple steps, you can easily create group chats on Instagram and keep conversations going with multiple people. Group chats are a great way to connect on Instagram!