How to send disappearing Instagram messages

In an effort to encourage its users to increasingly share current moments, not just the most photographically interesting moments, Instagram has launched a new messaging function. Getting closer to Snapchat, you can now send disappearing messages on Instagram.

The function is only possible in direct messages, while Instagram Stories focuses on public sharing - be sure to check out our tutorial on how to create posts there. The process of sending messages is quite simple and you can do it by following the step by step below!

How to send disappearing Instagram messages

Open Instagram and swipe right to access the camera in the app. Take a photo or video as you normally do in your social network posts.

Tip: The process also works using Boomerang - learn more about the external app and how to make Instagram Stories posts with it.

Then edit the photo as well as posts to Instagram Stories. That is, put captions and make any kind of drawing normally, and you can save your photo or add it directly to your story. Obviously, the Your Story button should not be touched as it will not allow you to send the photo as a self-destructing message. Click the arrow at the bottom left to continue.

You will then be taken to the selection screen. As marked in the screenshot below, clicking on its icon will send your image to your stories, which is not the goal. The list below allows you to send disappearing Instagram messages that can be sent to both individuals and groups.

How to access missing Instagram messages

You can access the messages that have been sent and check if the recipients have already received them. To do this, simply return to your Instagram home and click the arrow in the upper right corner of the screen. Remember that the arrow icon will become a numbered circle, the number of which will be the same as received messages.

In the top line of the screen that will appear, you can see sent and received messages. Already in the lists below will be the default message history, which was not deleted with the addition of the new function. Check it out below:

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In addition to the possibility of sending disappearing messages on Instagram, the social network began to release the possibility of making lives, just like on Facebook. The functionality is still gradually being made available and should be available in future updates. In the meantime, you can check out our guide with 14 awesome streaming tips on Facebook Live to get started on training.

With this new function, do you plan to focus your posts and messages on Instagram only, or do you still want to continue with both? Comment with us and share this tutorial on your social networks!

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