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How To DM On Instagram

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For those of you who are not familiar with Instagram, direct message, abbreviated to DM, lets you send messages to other Instagram users. And in this post, we will be explaining how you can DM someone on Instagram.

How to DM Someone On Instagram

There are a few different ways you can use to send a DM on Instagram, but we will only cover the most common ones. Here is the first way:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Go to the individual’s profile that you would like to a DM.
  3. Tap on the menu icon at the top right corner of your screen which looks like three dots. You will see a pop-up window appear.
  4. Select the “Send DM” option and type your message.
  5. After you type your message, tap on the “Send” button.

And here is the second way:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Tap on the direct message icon at the top right corner of your screen which looks like a paper airplane.
  3. Using the search bar, you can find any user profile on Instagram. And you can either type a username or a full name of an individual.
  4. Choose the user you want to send a DM to.
  5. After you type your message, tap on the “Send” button.

Do I Have To Follow The Individual To Send Him/Her a DM?

The answer is no: You don’t necessarily have to follow the individual you would like to send a DM to. However, if the individual doesn’t follow you, your DM will go to his/her message requests box. This means he/she will receive your DM, however, might be less inclined to read it.

How Can You Tell If Somebody Read Your DM On Instagram?

  1. Tap on the pencil icon at the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Tap on the chat thread you would like to check.
  3. If it says ‘Seen’ under your message, this means the recipient read your message. (If it is a group message, however, you will see a small eye icon next to the usernames of those who read your message.)

Can I Send Multiple Direct Messages At Once On Instagram?

Yes, you can send multiple direct messages on Instagram. To do this, please follow the steps below:

  1. Tap on the direct message icon at the top right corner of your screen which looks like a paper airplane.
  2. Tap on the pencil icon at the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Select a few individuals you would like to send a DM to and then tap on the ‘Chat’ button.
  4. After you type your message, tap on the “Send” button.

How Do I Reply To Someone’s Story With a Message?

  1. Open the story you would like to reply to.
  2. Tap on the ‘Send Message’ button at the bottom of your screen.
  3. After you type your message, tap on the “Send” button.

Can I Send a DM On Instagram From My Computer?

Technically, the answer is yes. However, you will need to download the Instagram app from the Windows Store or use an application emulator.

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