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How to send message on Instagram

Instagram has a lot of fun and useful features, and direct messaging is just one of the few ways of communicating on this mega-popular social network. If you're not sure how to send a message on Instagram, or "DM me" is not a term you're familiar with, keep reading this Daisy's how to and learn to DM in no time.

How to send message on Instagram

If you are an Instagram user and someone wrote in your comments something like "DM me for collab" and you're not quite sure how to respond to that, DM means direct message and it's really easy to use. Here you can learn how to send DM's and Insta posts so keep reading.

Step 1

Sending message on Instagram

Open Instagram and tap home button where you watch your feed, as seen in the image.

In the upper right corner of your screen, you will see an arrow so tap on it.

 Search field will appear and you can type in name of the person or profile you’re searching for (you can search for people starting with “@”). You can also scroll through existing messages if you have them and find the person you want to DM.

Writing and sending a message

When you have found the person or profile you want to DM, a screen as seen in the image will appear.

Enter the message you wish to send in the field at the bottom of the screen. You can send a text message, photo from your gallery, selfie, quick response, voice message and gifs this way.

When you’re done with writing a message, tap Send.
In the image on the right, you can see what a sent DM looks like, and you can continue texting on the screen as well.

Step 2

How to send posts on Instagram

Now that we’ve learned how to send DM’s on Instagram, we will learn how to send posts as well.

Open Instagram and go to your feed (home button).

Choose a post you want to send and tap the arrow beneath the post, as you can see in the image on the right.

Then choose a profile you want to send the post to by pressing the field next to the profile name (you will see a check mark) or you can enter the profile name in the search field.

Press Send.

Where are my Instagram DM's

Message or a post you have received from someone on Instagram will appear in upper right part of the screen, on the arrow you can see in the image on the right.

You can get to all your messages or DM’s by tapping the arrow, all of the earlier conversations will appear on this screen.

If you have any questions, you can always ask Daisy for help

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