Instagram: Here’s How to Start a Video Chat

These conversations can have up to six people

Instagram Direct video chat
Instagram

Earlier this year, Instagram rolled out the ability for users to video chat through Instagram Direct. Our guide will show you how to start a video chat in the Instagram application.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS.

Step 1: On your Instagram home feed, tap the paper airplane icon in the top-right corner of the screen to go to your message inbox. Note: You can also get to your inbox by swiping from right to left on your home feed.

Step 2: Tap the conversation containing the user(s) you wish to video chat with. Note: If you don’t have an active conversation with the user(s) you want to chat with, tap the “+” in the top-right corner of the screen to create a conversation with them.

Step 3: Tap the video camera icon in the top-right corner of the screen to start a video chat. This will “call” the user(s) and ask them to participate in the chat.