3 Ways To Quickly Send Direct Messages On Instagram [Updated]
Being able to send DM on Instagram which means Direct Message, is a medium through which Instagram users can get to communicate with other users on the platform.
Up until a few years back, I personally didn’t know instagram had a Direct Message feature. All I knew the platform to be, was just a picture and video sharing platform. I didn’t know people can actually send direct messages on the platform.
If you are like the old me who didn’t know you could send Direct Messages on Instagram, you are welcome on board.
To view direct messages on Instagram, follow these steps:
- Launch the Instagram application and input your correct login information if you haven’t already
- On the homepage, tap on the direct icon.
- Therein, you will see all the messages, if any.
There you go! That’s how to view direct messages on Instagram.
Now, let’s go a bit more advanced. Let’s look at a few QnAs.
Question 1. Can I send Messages On Instagram Using The Instagram Website On Computer?
Technically, no. You cannot send or view messages on Instagram using the Instagram website on computer. However, there are a few third-party desktop clients that allows you do that.
You equally cannot do same using the browser on your phone. The browser version only allows you view posts, discover people, follow and unfollow, comment, like, ET cetera.
To effectively use Instagram, it is advised that you use the application which is available on Android and iOS.
Question 2. Can I send DMs On Instagram Using Computer?
Technically, no. However, there could be a way around this and that’s having android emulators.
Android emulators allow you run some Android apps on your computer with ease. Hence, with this, you may be able to send DMs on Instagram using your computer. There’s absolutely no harm in trying.
There you have it. That’s all there is to know in regards Instagram DM and being able to send and view Direct messages on Instagram. If you have any questions regarding the subject, do not hesitate to ask using the comment session.
If perhaps, you know one way it is done, you know what they say about variety being the spice of life, right? I will equally be showing you how to send Direct Messages to instagram users whose account is on private.
Without further ado, let’s begin!
Method 1. Send Direct Message On Instagram Via Profile Page
Yes, there is a normal way of doing this. Being able to send a direct message to a user on Instagram via the user’s profile page simple means you have to first, follow the user and then, message him/her.
Here’s how it’s done.
- Visit the Instagram Account you want to send a DM
- Tap on the follow option if you ain’t following already.
- Having tapped the follow option, that should change to Message. Next, tap on the message option.
- Type in your message and hit the send option.
That’s it. You’ve Successfully sent a DM to a Instagram user.
Now, while that is tagged as the normal way and works all the time, there are two other methods I’d like to share with you.
Let’s move to the next.
Method 2. Send DM On Instagram Without Following or Direct Message To A Private Account
While the first method above entails having to follow the user, this method doesn’t. This method doesn’t require you having to follow the Instagram user.
More importantly, this method allows you send direct message to a private Instagram account.
How is it done? Follow these steps:
- Visit the Instagram account you want to send A DM to
- Tap on the options icon located at the top right side of the page
- Among the options, select Send Message
- Type in your message and hit send.
That’s it. You’ve successfully sent a direct message to a private Instagram account or a Instagram user without having to follow.
The problem with this method however, is the fact that you do not know when the user reads the message. Unlike the first method which states seen when the user reads the message (if he/she is following you back), this doesn’t.