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How to send a DM on Instagram

If you want to reach another account on Instagram or communicate privately with your friends on the app, you can do so using the DMs feature – here’s how to send one.

Instagram is currently still one of the biggest social media platforms out there, with a huge user base of people using the app to share snippets of their lives and keep up with their friends, family and celebrities.

The app has added many features over the years including roles, stories and more, but one of the most useful features on Instagram is without a doubt the DM feature.

DMs or direct messages allow you to privately communicate with your friends or other accounts on the app, whether to reply to their story, send them a post, or just have a general conversation.

If you want to send someone a direct message on Instagram, it’s easy.

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Instagram is a great place to keep in touch with friends online.

How to send or reply DMs on Instagram

Sending messages to people through Instagram is easy and can be done quickly from the “Messages” tab in the app.

To start a new conversation, simply do the following:

  1. Open minded Instagram.
  2. Tap the paper airplane button at the top right of your screen.
  3. Click again in the top right pencil icon to create a new message.
  4. Choose who you want to send the message to, then press ‘Chat.’
  5. Enter your message and press when done ‘Send.’
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Instagram remains one of the most popular social media platforms out there.

How to send a post to someone on Instagram

If you just want to privately send a post you’ve seen on Instagram to another account, you can do it from the post itself.

  1. Find the mail you want to send.
  2. press the Arrow under the picture.
  3. Choose who you want to send it to.
  4. Press ‘Send.’

You can always access your chats from the Messages tab and reply to messages by clicking on a notification or simply by entering one of the chats.


If you want to learn more about using Instagram, you can check out our other guides here:

How to Link Your Instagram Account to TikTok | How to See Your First Liked Instagram Post | How to switch Instagram feed to chronological order | How to Reshare a Post in Your Story on Instagram | How to Make Money on Instagram | How to hide likes on Instagram

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Emma Bowman

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