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Know how you can direct message people through Instagram

In addition to serving as a place for people to share photos, Instagram allows you to privately message your friends and people you follow. This way, you can foster a more authentic relationship with your followers. This tutorial will show you how to direct message people through Instagram. Take a look.

Steps to direct message people through Instagram

From the Messages Page

Step 1: First off, you are supposed to launch the Instagram app on your device.

Step 2: From the main page, tap the Direct Message symbol in the upper right corner of the screen. You can also swipe to the left to reveal the Messages page.

Step 3: You now need to tap the + New Message button and search for the person you wish to message.

Step 4: Tap their name. You can search again to add more people to the message.

Step 5: Once you are done, tap Next.

Step 6: You are prompted to type in your message. Click the image icon if you wish to add a photo. Tap the heart icon if you want to send a like.

Step 7: Once you are finished, tap Send. The recipients will get a notification and be able to reply.

From a Profile Page

Step 1: First, launch the Instagram app on your device.

Step 2: Head to the profile page of the person you wish to send a Direct Message to.

Step 3: Once you are in, tap the three little dots in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Tap Send Message in the menu that pops up. You should be taken to a new message. Now, you just need to continue as before.

Steps to privately share a post

It’s easy to share a post via a Direct Message. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Head to the post you wish to share and then tap the Direct Message icon.

Step 2: You need to choose one of your favorite contacts you want to share the post with.

Step 3: You can type in a message if you want and then tap Send. You should get a popup saying your message has been sent.

Also Read: Tips to send disappearing Photos and Videos in Instagram on iPhone

That’s all there is to it. Got any questions? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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