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How to Direct Message Someone On Instagram

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Carissa
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Instagram is a great way to connect with people and share photos/videos with your family, friends, and others with like interests. Sometimes, you may like to send a photo or video privately with someone; or you may have a question or just like to catch up. To do this, you can direct message an individual or group of people. Below we will cover how to go about this whether you be on pc or your mobile device.

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Instagram Message on PC – How to Send Them

There are a few ways to direct message others on Instagram using your pc. Here, we cover how to direct message both through your browser and also by downloading the Instagram app to your pc.

Direct Message Through Instagram Browser

To direct message through Instagram, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Access Instagram by using your browser and sign into your account. 

  2. Step 2

    Click the mail symbol (paper airplane) in the top right corner of the page.

  3. Step 3

    Look in the left pane under “direct” and choose who you would like to message if you’ve already been in contact with them.

    OR: To write a new message, click the message symbol (paper and pencil) to the right of “direct” and search for the individual you would like to message. Once you find them, click their name and click “next.”

  4. Step 4

    The right pane will open with a chat box. Look at the bottom where it says “message,” click it, and type out your message. 

  5. Step 5

    Click “send.”

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Direct Message Through Instagram App

To direct message through the Instagram app, complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Search for your Microsoft store on your pc and click into it.

  2. Step 2

    In the search bar, search for Instagram and click on the Instagram app.

  3. Step 3

    Click “get” and let it install.

  4. Step 4

    After it is installed, you can sign in with Microsoft or search for the Instagram app on the bottom left of your pc screen.

  5. Step 5

    Sign in to your Instagram account.

  6. Step 6

    Click the mail symbol (paper airplane) in the top right corner of the page.

  7. Step 7

    Look in the left pane under “direct” and choose who you would like to message if you’ve already been in contact with them; or to write a new message, click the message symbol (paper and pencil) to the right of “direct” and search for the individual you would like to message. Once you find them, click their name and click “next.”

  8. Step 8

    The right pane will open with a chat box. Look at the bottom where it says “message,” click it, and type out your message.

  9. Step 9

    Click send.

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How to DM Someone on Instagram (Mobile App)

To direct message on Instagram on your mobile device, follow these steps.

  1. Step 1

    Tap into your Instagram app.

  2. Step 2

    Sign in to your account.

  3. Step 3

    Tap the mail icon (paper airplane) on the top right of your screen.

  4. Step 4

    Tap on the name of the person you want to talk to under messages if you’re already in conversation with them and it will take you to the chat screen. If not, either search for them in the search bar or tap the message icon (paper and pencil) to the right of your username, search for them, and tap “chat.”

  5. Step 5

    Tap “message” at the bottom of the screen.

  6. Step6

    Type out your message.

  7. Step 7

    Tap “send.”

Conclusion

Whether you are sending a message or taking time to check your Insta messages, keeping contact with others on the platform is a great way to network and potentially collab with other creators.