Instagram has an instant messaging system that helps you contact other users. Here, you will find the different methods for replying to direct messages on this social network, read on.
How to reply to specific messages with a quote
The first way we propose to you to answer Instagram messages is through quotes. This way, your contact will know that you are replying to one of their messages in particular. Simply tap on the Messenger icon. It is located in the upper right corner of the screen.
Then, tap on the conversation you wish to send your reply to.Choose a conversation
Long tap on the message you want to reply to. Choose an emoji or tap Reply to write a text message.Press on a message to reply
As you can see in the following screenshot, the reply you send is nested inside the original message.Aspect of a quote
This feature is only available if Instagram Direct has been integrated with Facebook Messenger. Unfortunately, not all users have this feature enabled.
How to reply to messages from the notification
Another very simple way to reply to a message received on Instagram is through the notification itself. When you receive the notification that another person has written to you, open the notification curtain and tap Reply.Reply button
Type your answer and tap on the arrow icon that you will see inside the text field.Reply from the Instagram notification
By doing so, your reply will be sent immediately even if the application is not open.
How to reply to messages from an unknown account
If you have received a message from an unknown account, Instagram keeps it set aside until you authorize the reception. It is possible to consult the pending requests in the Request tab, within the messages section.Chat requests
Tap on the user name to display the message you have received.Choose a request
If you wish to reply, tap Accept.Allow to send and receive messages
In case you do not want to contact the account that sent you the message, use the Delete or Block buttons.
How to reply to a message in the conversation
We end this article by telling you the easiest way to reply to messages on Instagram. We refer to the general responses within a chat. First, open the direct message area.Access Messenger
Tap on the avatar of the user you wish to reply to.Select a conversation
Type your message in the text field. You can also use other response methods such as voice notes or sending images.Write a message
When you finish writing, use the send button so that your contact receives a reply immediately.