RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 2, 2021
Instagram is a popular outlet for spontaneous texts thanks to its variety of filters and options. These may be the kind of conversations you do not want others to save permanently. Let’s explore how to make the messages disappear.
This is for iPhone and Android running Instagram
For creating self-destructing texts, Instagram offers a feature called Vanish Mode on its messaging service. An identical feature can be found in Facebook Messenger. Any text or media you send in Vanish Mode is automatically removed as soon as the recipient sees it.
First, make sure you have the latest version of the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone.
Next, open the Instagram app on your phone and swipe in from the left edge of the screen (or tap the text bubble button at the top right) to view a list of your messages. Refer to the below image:
Now, perform a swipe-up gesture above the text box to activate Vanish Mode. Once that’s successful, Instagram will update your chat background with a darker shade and throw in a few animations to let you know Vanish Mode is active. See the below image:
Next, in Vanish Mode, you can continue to chat normally and send messages in all the usual formats, like direct stories, voice clips, and more. See the following image:
The difference is that once you swipe up again to leave Vanish Mode and the other person reads whatever you have sent, Instagram will delete those messages. Refer to the below image:
Now, while the recipient is free to take a screenshot of your messages in Vanish Mode, Instagram will notify you if and when they do.
Note! Instagram retains your Vanish Mode media and texts for up to an hour after they have been deleted. This is in case the recipient files a report for abuse and harassment and Instagram needs the Vanish Mode data to take action.
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