How To Reply To A Message On Instagram

Instagram is a great way to stay connected with friends, family, and even strangers.

But sending and replying to messages can seem daunting if you are new to Instagram or just trying it out for the first time.

Never fear – in this article, you will learn how easy it is to reply to messages on Instagram so that you can keep up with all of your conversations without getting bogged down.

What Is An Instagram DM?

Simply put, ‘’DM’’ means direct messaging.

Instagram DMs are nothing but private messages between Instagram users.

With DMs, you can reply to other messages, Reels, and other people’s stories.

How To Reply To A Message On Instagram For iOS

In this article, we’ll cover how to reply to DMs on every platform; let’s get started with iOS, i.e. replying on your iPhone.

Step 1: Launch The Instagram App

First, you must click on the app’s icon and open the home screen.

Instagram App Icon

Step 2: Click On The Instagram DM Icon

You’ll see the Instagram DM icon in the top right corner of your screen. Tap that to open your inbox.

Select the DM icon on Instagram

Step 3: Select A Person Who Messaged You

Once in the DMs section, you can see all the people who messaged you on Instagram.

Here you select one chat and click on it.

Select the Instagram chat you want to open

Step 4: Write The Reply In The Message Box And Send It

Now you can write your reply in the message box at the bottom.

Tap the Message box to write an Instagram message

Once you’ve finished writing the reply, tap the send button on the right.

How To Reply To A Message On Instagram For Android

Now that we’ve covered the iOS operating system, let’s move on to Android smartphones; the process is quite similar.

Step 1: Launch The Instagram App

First, you must click on the app’s icon and open the home screen.

Select the Instagram App

Step 2: Click On The Instagram DM Icon

You’ll see the Instagram DM icon in the top right corner of your screen. Tap that to open your inbox.

Select the Instagram DM Icon

Step 3: Select A Person Who Messaged You

Once you’re in the DMs section, see all the people who messaged you on Instagram.

Here you select one chat and click on it.

Select the Instagram chat you want to open

Step 4: Write The Reply In The Message Box And Send It

The last step is to write your reply in the message box at the bottom and hit the button send on your right.

Type your message in the message box

How To Reply To A Message On Instagram From PC/Desktop

If you happen to be using Instagram from a PC/Desktop device (regardless of the operating system), you can also reply to Insta messages.

Here’s how.

Step 1: Open Instagram On Your Computer

The first thing to do is to open a web browser (like Chrome), type the URL www.instagram.com in the URL bar, and press enter.

The instagram URL on a chrome browser on MacOS

Step 2: Click On Messages

In the menu on the left, you’ll see the “Messages” option.

Click it, and you should get to the Inbox section of Instagram.

Select messages on Instagram from desktop

Step 3: Select A Person Who Messaged You

Once in your inbox, you can see all the people who messaged you on Instagram.

Here you select one chat and click on it.

Select the Instagram chat that you want to respond to

Step 4: Write The Reply In The Message Box And Send

After selecting the conversion, you can see all the messages from that specific person.

To leave a reply, scroll to the bottom and select the message box.

Select the message box in order to reply to someones message on Instagram

Type your reply and then hit enter or select “Send” to the right of your message.

Instagram DMs are a fantastic feature to use.

Whether you are an influencer, a business owner, or use DMs for personal use, knowing how to reply to a message on Instagram is essential.

David Woutersen

Article by

David Woutersen

David is the founder of Outofthe925.com and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online, while for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.