Instagram: How to Use the Christmas Chat Theme

Users can add snowflakes, trees and more to conversations

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To celebrate the holiday season, Instagram released a “Christmas” chat theme that adds a Christmas sweater background to conversations. This sweater pattern features a reindeer, snowflakes and more.

Our guide will show you how to use the Christmas chat theme in the Instagram application.

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

Step 1: Open the Instagram conversation you want to customize and tap the conversation name at the top of the screen.

Screenshot of an Instagram conversation with a red arrow pointing at the conversation name at the top of the screen

Step 2: Tap “Theme.”

Screenshot of the "Details" screen for an Instagram conversation with a red arrow pointing at "Theme"

Step 3: Tap the “Christmas” chat theme. Note: There is no preview screen or confirmation window. Once you tap the Christmas theme, the conversation will be updated.

Screenshot of Instagram's "Chat theme" menu with a red arrow pointing at the "Christmas" chat theme