How To Use Vanish Mode On Instagram

Do you want to send messages that disappear on Instagram? If that’s a yes, you can toggle the Vanish mode feature on your chats. Check our quick guide below and we’ll cover the things you should know about this feature on the app.


When you or someone else sends a message on Instagram, it will stay on the chat in case either of you needs to check it in the future. Messages, pictures, and other content shared in the conversation will stay there unless you delete them on your end of the conversation.

However, we understand that there might be situations where you want to send disappearing messages on one of your chats. Thankfully, you can enable the Vanish mode feature in your conversations, allowing you to send messages that disappear.

Here’s our guide about using Vanish mode on Instagram

How to send disappearing messages on Instagram

If you want to send messages or content that disappear on Instagram, you can use the Vanish mode feature on your chats. Anything sent during Vanish mode disappears when someone leaves the chat or turns off the feature.

You can use the vanish mode feature on chats from the Instagram mobile app. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below and we’ll show you how to do so.

On your phone:

  1. Launch Instagram from your home screen or app drawer and log in to your account.
  2. Click the Messenger icon on the top right corner of the app and open one of your conversations.

  3. Tap the header of the conversation.

  4. Toggle the Vanish mode option and tap the back arrow to return to the conversation.

Note: Vanish mode might not be available to some countries or regions.

That’s how you enable Vanish mode on your Instagram conversations. Alternatively, you can swipe up on the conversation to toggle the feature on the chat.

Messages sent during Vanish mode disappear when someone turns the feature off or leaves the chat. For example, when the recipient views the message you sent and leaves the conversation, they won’t be able to check it in the future.

Please note that you can’t forward, save, or copy disappearing messages on Instagram. However, people can still take a screenshot or picture of the conversation if they want.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to toggle Vanish mode on Instagram, you can send disappearing messages on your chats on the app. When you send something in Vanish mode, the recipient will receive a notification about the message.

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