What you should know
- To create a group on Instagram: Open the app and go to Chats -> New Chat + -> Select the contacts you want to create a group with and tap Chat. Make sure to send a message on the following page to create a group.
For a detailed guide on how to create a group on Instagram, keep reading below.
Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms with lots of daily active users.
Chatting with friends is very simple with just a few taps on Instagram (just like any other platform), however, some people might want to chat with a group of friends but actually don’t know how to do it.
In this article, I will show you how to create a group chat on Instagram in a few simple steps. Additionally, I will also show you the steps to create a group call as well.
How to create a group on Instagram
Before getting into the steps, make sure to update Instagram to the latest version. If you’re on IOS or iPhone, you can use this link or if you’re on Android, you can use this link to update the app. It’s not required but recommended.
Remember that you can add up to 250 contacts to the group. If you want more people, then you will be required to create another group.
- Open the Instagram app and tap the “Messenger” icon on the top right corner as you would normally do to view the chats.
- Then tap the “+ icon” to start a new conversion. Search for the friends you want to start the group chat with and select them all. You can either use the suggested section or search for them directly using the search bar.
- Finally, tap “Chat” to start the conversation.
- On the next page, make sure to send a message. If not, the group chat will be discarded.
How to make a group call on Instagram
We have seen how to create a group chat and now, let’s see how to create a group call.
How to make a group video call on Instagram
On Instagram, you can start a group call up to 50 people at a time and I guess that’s more than enough for most of them.
Making a group call is simple, follow the steps below to initiate a group call with your friends.
However, to make a group call, you have to first create a room and then select or invite your friends to join with a unique link.
Let’s see how to do it,
- Open the Instagram app, and tap the “Messenger” icon on the top right corner.
- Then, tap the “Video call” icon next to your profile name. On the following page, select “Video” to start configuring your room.
- Select all the contacts that you want to include in the room. Like group chat, you can search for them in the search bar or select them from the given list. Alternatively, you can share a unique link that will allow any people with that link to join the room.
- This works similarly to Google meet. However, you can edit that by tapping “Edit” next to “Anyone with the link can join“. I recommend setting that to “Only people you approve” if you’re having fun just with your friends but obviously, it’s your choice.
- Finally, tap “Join room” to start the group call.
How to make a group audio call on Instagram
Creating a group audio call is pretty much similar to creating a group video call. Instead of selecting “Video“, you should select “Audio” and continue with the process.
However, there might be slightly different settings based on your chosen option. In our scenario, it’s an Audio call, and the option to select “Who can join” will not be present.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about creating an Instagram group.
How to make a group on Instagram on a PC?
Go to Instagram’s website and log in with your credentials. Click the “Messenger” icon on the top right and click “New Message” on the following page. Then select all the contacts you want to add to the group and click “Next“. Finally, send a message to start the group.
While you’re on a video call, tap the “Share Screen ↑” icon at the bottom and then tap “Continue“. You will be asked by OS to again confirm the broadcast. Allow it and the screen will be shared with your friend on a Video call. Currently, this feature is not available to everyone so If you don’t find the option, then it’s probably not arrived for you. Make sure that you have the latest version of the Instagram app.
How to find groups on Instagram?
Groups can be found in the messenger section of the Instagram app. It will be differentiated by the “name of your friend on the group with 1 more“.
How to name a group on Instagram?
You cannot name a group while creating it. Once you have created the group, go to the group chat, tap the name of the group on the top and tap the name to edit it.
How many people can I add to the Instagram group chat?
You can add up to 250 people to the Instagram group chat.
How many people can I add to the Instagram group call?
You can add up to 50 people to the Instagram group video call.