How to Enable End-To-End Encryption in Instagram Chats


Meta-owned Instagram is a popular social media platform, that features amazing ways to connect with people, share posts, and much more. As the internet and social media platforms have occupied an integral role in our daily lives, it has become important for us to protect ourselves from cyber-attacks and keep our data intact.

The end-to-end encrypted chat is a great feature offered by Instagram to safeguard its users’ privacy. It makes sure that only you and the person you are talking to will have access to your conversations. In this article, you can navigate the step-by-step guide to enable this protective end-to-end encryption layer in Instagram chats, ensuring that your personal and sensitive conversations remain safe from unauthorized access.

Related: 5 Ways to Keep Your WhatsApp Chats Private and More Secure

What is End-To-End Encryption?

End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is a secure medium of communication where the conversational data between the two parties i.e., sender and receiver remain intact. Chats that have an end-to-end security layer enabled are protected with encryption and are inaccessible to any third party. When the message is sent from the sender, it becomes decryptable only by the recipient.

Enable End-To-End Encryption for New Instagram Chats

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.

  2. Next, click on the message icon to open the DM section of Instagram, and then click on the plus icon at the top right instagram app

  3. Enable the end-to-end encryption option at the top right corner, then select the account for which you want to enable end-to-end encrypted chat, and then click on Create chat.

  4. After that, a new end-to-end encrypted chat with the account you selected will be encrypted chat

Enable End-To-End Encryption for Old Instagram Chats

  1. Open Instagram and click on the message icon.

  2. Now open any of the old chats in the DM section.

  3. Click on the account name of the chat profile at the top.instagram message

  4. Now click on Privacy and Safety and then select the Use end-to-end encryption option and you are done.

  5. A new end-to-end encrypted chat with the same account will be created.turn on end-to-end encryptiion

About The Author

author photo

Abhishek Mahato

Exploring the realm of the internet is one of the leisure pursuits of Abhishek. He's is fond of gadgets & games, and likes to put his learnings into useful tech articles for you.