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How to reply on Instagram Chat ?

Feb 9, 20223 min readRahul Sathyakumar

While Instagram allows you to view the latest photos and videos uploaded by your friends, it also allows you to message them, send voice notes, share interesting posts, and get on a video call using their direct messaging feature.

What's more exciting is that in 2020, Instagram introduced an upgrade that would merge Facebook Messenger with Instagram's 'Direct Messaging' platform.

This upgrade now allows us to receive message requests and video chats from Facebook friends. If that's not enough to keep you interested, you can directly watch videos with your friends, change chat themes, reply with animated selfie stickers and much more. Besides watching videos, you can also download Instagram videos to your device for free if you want.

It's easy to update Instagram Messenger if you haven't already.


How to reply on Instagram Chat?


There are many ways you can send a message to a user on Instagram, depending on various scenarios.


If you want to message your friend whom you mutually follow


Step 1: Open Instagram.

Grab your phone and search for Instagram among your apps, and tap to open it.


Steps to reply on Instagram Chat

Step 2: Find your friend.

Tap the "search" icon below and type in your friend's username.


Step 3: Profile

Tap the search result that matches your friend's name or profile picture


Steps to reply on Instagram Chat

Step 4: Direct Message

After opening your friend's profile, look for "Message" below their bio and tap on it to access their chat.


Step 5: Send Message

You can now send them text messages, photos, videos and share posts by accessing the options available in the chat. If you know how to reply on Instagram chat, you would also like to message people you don't follow.


Steps to reply on Instagram Chat

The steps to be followed to message someone you don't follow are-


Follow the first three from the previous case


Step 4: Other options

Look for the three-dotted icon on the top right corner of the profile. Tap it.


Step 5: Drop-down menu

A drop down will appear with several options. Tap on "send message", and the chat will appear.


Step 6: Send Message

You can now send them text messages, photos, videos and share posts by accessing the options available in the chat.


Steps to reply on Instagram Chat

Note:

There will be a link in the Messenger called "request", which will direct them to the list of messages sent by people who are not in their list of followers. Similarly, you can access the same link to see the messages sent by people who don't follow you.

While scrolling across your feed, you may come across posts, stories or reels you want to share with your friends. If you know how to reply on Instagram chat, you would also like to see that you can send posts put up by other users.

Tap the "share" icon below the post you want to share. A drop-down menu will appear with the list of friends you wish to send. You can also search for them in the "search" box.


Did you know?

You can download Instagram reels and videos, and that too for free. Check out our app, Reelit. It's also available on Google Play Store.