I bet you do not know that you can do that with your Direct Messages!
November 6, 2019
Let’s start with a Bonus tipBut let’s violate all the canons and start right with the Bonus Tip! The secret is that you can chat in Direct, not only from your cell phone. No more chaotic movements and distraction - Ingramer has recently introduced its service for online chatting - Chat and Auto messenger in one.
With it, you can reach out to your target audience to the full, make followers engaged and loyal, start selling effectively. If you want to learn more about it, read Instagram Direct Chat On Your PC: Make It Simple!, or just click the button!
Top 14 Instagram Direct Messages (DM) tricks and tips1. Send messages!
Just joking:) or no. Did you know that you can send not only text messages? IG allows you to send much more.
You can send voice messages (all the respectable messengers allow it, so IG can’t do without it, too.) Find the mic icon near the text line, tap and hold, speak, release.
2. Add Media
Dull messages? Nah, send a pic from your phone gallery. Choose an icon near the mic, then choose a photo and tap the up arrow to send it. You can choose up to 10 pics at once.
Third, take a pic/boomerang/superzoom, and other ‘Stories’ features right there on IG and send it to one person right from the chat. For that, tap the Blue Camera near the text line.
3. Create group chat and group video chat
You can create group chats with up to 32 participants. Is not that amazing? Direct ➜ New Message (pen and paper icon at the top)➜point out participants ➜Chat.
Video chat: Direct ➜ New Video Chat ➜ choose the participants ➜ Start.
Thus, communication via Direct becomes even more amusing and convenient, agree?
4. Like messages
Somebody’s message seemed funny for you? Like it so that this person can learn about it. Or be like me - like messages when you do not want to respond anymore.
Tap twice the message to like it. If you did it by mistake, just tap the appeared red heart once again.
5. Send posts and Stories
You can send posts of Instagrammers in 2 clicks! Once you realize that you want to share a certain post, tap the paper airplane right below it and choose the addressee and tap Send.
The same is for Stories: while viewing one, tap the paper airplane icon at the top of it, choose the addressee and Send.
6. Save photos and videos
Yes, you can save them, it’s a piece of cake! To save a photo from DM, just tap the photo and hold, then tap Save in the pop-up. That’s all.
To learn how to save video, read my article - How to save videos from Instagram dm? 2 methods+bonus tip.
7. Send profile in a message
I almost forgot about it! Suppose you’ve found some cool profile and want to share it with your mates. You can do that - go to any Profile ➜ Three dots(lines) at the top of the window ➜ Send Profile as Message ➜ choose the addresses and Send.
8. Delete messages
Everybody makes mistakes, the IG team realize that and gifts us a possibility to delete already sent a message for both sides. Tap the message and hold, then tap Unsend.
9. Mute chat
If you are tired of some noisy annoying fan sending you the hundredth message about how gorgeous you are, just mute him/her.
Right from the Direct section, choose an unwanted chat, tap and hold. When the pop-up appears, tap Mute Messages. Now you won’t be bothered anymore.
Or you can do it when the chat is opened by clicking the (i) icon at the top of the window and then tap Mute Messages.
10. See the sending time
You can see it by swiping left open chat window. But once you keep your finger off, everything will return back.
11. Turn off DM notifications
You can turn off all the notifications and make your mind calm and peaceful. But I don’t like repeating so, read about it in my previous article - Turn It Off: How To Manage Instagram DM Notification?
12. Hide activity status
If you don’t want people to see that you are stuck on IG for the nth time a day watching vines, you can turn off your Activity status. For that, go to profile Settings ➜ Privacy ➜ Activity Status ➜ turn it off.
13. Search for a conversation thread
I’m sure, for Ingramer clients, it’s an important tip, as they receive hundreds of DMs every day. To find the one chat among hundreds is complicated; that’s why you can use the search line to find the one you need: go to Direct and find the search line you haven’t noticed before, enter the username, and will find the chat easily.
14. Send self-destructive messages
Safety first. If you want to send come confidential stuff (like your hot nude selfie) but don’t want anybody else to see that, you can point out the replay times.
Right from the chat window, open your camera, take a picture and tap View Once under the receiver icon and tap Send. You will see the bomb sign, that means you are doing everything right.