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Update posts on Instagram
The new chat customization features are only available if you update to Instagram’s new cross-platform messaging feature (which allows you to message Facebook friends directly from Instagram). It is important to note that this update is not reversible.
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First, update your Instagram app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. When you open the app, you will see a banner about the new cross-platform messaging update. This means that the feature is now available to you.
You can enable this function via ‘Settings’. To do this, go to your “Profile” tab.
Then select the hamburger menu button in the top right corner of the screen.
Select the option “Settings” here.
Now select the option “Update messages”.
Select the “Update” button here.
The messaging function has been updated. Go back to the Instagram home screen to confirm. At the top, you will now see a Messenger icon instead of the classic Instagram DM icon.
How to change chat theme or accent color in Instagram DMs
Now you can change the chat theme or chat color for each individual Instagram DM conversation.
Choose the “Messenger” icon in the top right corner of the Instagram app home screen to view all conversations.
Choose a conversation for which you want to change the theme here.
Now choose the “i” icon in the top right corner.
Tap the “Theme” option.
You will see a number of different themes at the top. Choose one.
You will then see color options in the “Colors and Gradients” section.
Themes change both the chat background and the chat bubbles. The chat color only changes the chat bubbles and the background remains the same.
Choose a theme or chat color to apply to the conversation. When you do this, other participants will be notified and the theme will change for everyone in the conversation.
The new default theme for Instagram DMs brings a gradient background for chat bubbles. If you want to go back to the classic gray background, choose the “Instant Classic” option in the Themes section.
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