This is a detailed guide on how to turn on or off Vanish mode on Instagram.
If your clients don’t want their Instagram messages stored after their conversations end, then you need IG’s vanish mode feature.
This cool Insta messaging feature is perfect for keeping user conversations on the platform secure, and it’s very easy to turn on or off.
Continue reading for the walkthrough. 🙂
Vanish mode is an Instagram messages feature that lets users join chat threads that automatically get erased when the chat ends (or when the users in the thread exit the conversation).
The feature is similar to Snapchat’s self-erasing functionality, but you must manually turn it on.
Vanish mode only works for Instagram chats with two people, which means it won’t work in group chats.
You can send videos, photos, and other content in Vanish mode, and these will also disappear from the chat history after the recipient views them and leaves the conversation.
Vanish mode can help your clients keep one-on-one chats with potential collaborators and followers private, which helps nurture trust.
This bit is crucial since building trust does wonders for your engagment rates.
Communications Leader, Malorie Lucich, hit the nail on the head when she said…
“People share, read, and generally engage more with any type of content when it’s surfaced through friends and people they know and trust.”
The Vanish mode also offers the following perks.
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Switching to Vanish mode is dead easy.
Follow the steps below to enable Instagram’s Vanish mode.
Launch the Instagram mobile app and log into your client’s account.
Go to Messages by tapping the message icon at the top-right corner.
Tap the chat where you want to turn on Vanish mode.
In the Instagram chat interface, tap, hold, and swipe up.
You’ll see a prompt that says, “Swipe up to turn on vanish mode,” and a circle above it.
Continue swiping up without taking your thumb off.
Wait for the circle to fill up to activate Vanish mode, then release.
The enabled Vanish mode automatically switches the chat interface to dark mode. You’ll see a prompt that says, “You turned on vanish mode.”
When your client sends a message in Vanish mode, the recipient gets a notification and will be asked if they want to respond in Vanish mode.
The other Instagram users in the conversations will also be notified when your client switches their chats to normal mode.
Turning off Vanish mode is just as easy as switching it on.
Follow the steps below.
Return to your client’s messages on the Instagram app and open the chat you previously set on Vanish mode.
Tap, hold, and swipe up until the Swipe up to turn off vanish mode prompt appears.
Keep swiping up until the circle above the prompt drains out, then release.
The chat should now be back to normal mode.
If Instagram has an Unsend feature, why bother using Vanish mode?
The answer: Unsending Instagram messages requires manually removing sent messages.
With Vanish mode, you can turn it on once, and all messages in that conversation disappear.
To unsend Instagram messages, press and hold the message you want to remove and select Unsend.
While unsent Instagram Direct Messages (DMs) won’t leave a trace in your client’s message stream, the recipient will see a prompt that a message has been unsent.
On the other hand, messages in Vanish mode disappear completely and won’t leave any trace.
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Switching the Instagram Vanish mode feature on and off is as easy as pie. Follow the steps in this guide, and you’re pretty much good to go. 🙂
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About the Author
Jimmy Rodela is a social media and content marketing consultant with over 9 years of experience, with work appearing on sites such as Business.com, Yahoo, SEMRush, and SearchEnginePeople. He specializes in social media, content marketing, SaaS, small business strategy, marketing automation, and content development.
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