How to text on Instagram: You would like to keep in touch with friends and family on Instagram, but you don’t know how to do it? Do you want to send a private message to a user registered in the famous photographic social network, but you don’t have the faintest idea of how to succeed in your intent? Don’t worry: even if you are a beginner with this famous platform, you can do it very easily. How? Well, following step by step the instructions that I will give you in this guide that you are reading.
In fact, with today’s tutorial I’ll explain how to text on instagram showing you all the possibilities at your disposal to succeed in this intent. I will guide you in using the direct message sending function and the one dedicated to sending messages in response to stories or posts published by users, using the Instagram application for Android and iOS smartphones and also for Windows 10 computers I will also talk to you about what are the tools made available by Instagram for sending messages from the Web, through the official website of the photographic social network.
How do you say? Now that you know what the topics I’m going to tell you about in the next chapters are, are you eager to get started? Okay, then sit down comfortably, take a few minutes of free time and follow the instructions I will give you to the letter, in order to succeed. You will see, it will be child’s play! Have a good reading.
Send messages on Instagram from smartphones
Send messages on Instagram from smartphones it is really easy, as you can do it through the official application of the social network, which can be downloaded for free on Android And iOSor through the application Direct from Instagramavailable both on Android than on iOS. The latter only gives access to the functionality of sending direct messages and sending messages in response to stories, while the application of Instagram allows you to send messages also in the form of comments in posts. In the following lines I will explain how to do it in both cases.
Downloaded and launched the official application of Instagramthe first thing you need to do, if you want to send direct messages (after logging in to your profile), is to press the icon with the symbol of a airplane which you can find in the upper right corner of the screen with the symbol of a cottage. If, in addition to the Instagram application, you have also downloaded Direct from Instagrampressing the airplane icon will open it.
The procedures with which you can send direct messages are the same in both cases, as without the application Direct from Instagramthe message sending functionality is made available within the app Instagram.
That said, use the text field Search for at the top to type the name of the person with whom you want to get in touch or, if you have started a chat previously, tap on the name of the person you see in the list, to send him a new message. Now, use the text field write a message to send a text message and then presses the button Send to send it.
Using the symbol of camerayou can take a photo to send on the spot, using the button with the symbol instead multimedia gallery you can send a previously taken photo or you can like a received message by tapping it twice. Alternatively, use the button with the del symbol heart to send a “like” quickly or, using the app Direct from Instagramtap the button GIF to send an animated image within the Instagram chat.
Always using the application Direct from Instagram, you can send a message as a reply to the stories. To do this, press button Stories located in the bar below, locate the story of your interest and tap on it. Then use the text field Send Message (tap on Send to send it) located below, to send a text message or to send a quick reaction.
Of course, you can also reply to a story via the Instagram application. To do this, locate the user’s history via the section home or via a user’s profile and use the text field Send Message to reply with a text message or a quick reaction, as just explained.
Using the application of Instagram you can also send a message in the form of a comment for photos or videos posted by users within their profiles. In the latter case, locate the multimedia content in the section home of Instagram or in the one named Explore (the symbol of a magnifying glass), then tap on the image you want to interact with and press the button with the symbol of a comicsto see the comments section.
Then use the text field Add a comment like [il tuo nome utente di Instagram] and then press the button Publish to send it.
Send messages on Instagram from a computer
If you are interested in the ability to use Instagram from your computer, you will be pleased to know that you can use the official social network application for Windows 10 (currently not available on macOS), which can be used to send direct messages even by replying to user stories. You can also take advantage of the Instagram application for Windows 10 to send messages in the form of comments. Over the next few lines I will explain how to do it.
To send a private message on Instagram from a computer, first start the social network application you previously downloaded via the Microsoft Store. After logging in with your account data, first press on the symbol ofairplane which you can see in the upper right corner, in order to view the section dedicated to private messages.
Then use the text field Search forwhich you find at the top, to identify the name of the user to whom you want to send a private message or, if you have already activated a conversation with the latter, press on his nominative to see previously sent messages.
Once this is done, use the text field write a messageif you want to send a text message, by clicking on the button Send to send it. You can also take advantage of the feature of sending photos and videos on the spot (the symbol of camera) or use the icon with the symbol multimedia galleryto send multimedia content in the app Photo Windows 10.
If you want to send a message to a user in response to a posted story, you need to locate it via the home of Instagram (the section with the symbol of a cottage) or the one named Explore (you can find it by tapping on the symbol of magnifying glass).
Once you have identified the user’s story, tap on it to view it and refer to the text field Send a message you see below, to send a text message, or click on one of the quick reactions that are shown to you, to send a quick reply. If you do not see any text fields, it means that the user in question has disabled the ability to send a reply to the stories they have published.
If you prefer to use the application of Instagram for Windows 10 to send a message in the form of a comment, know that you can do it without any problem. To succeed in this intent, identify the profile of the user you want to interact with through the section Home or Explorethen press on the multimedia content and click on the symbol of a comicsto open the comment section.
Now use the text field Add a comment like [il tuo nome utente di Instagram] and press the button Publish to send it.
Send messages on Instagram from the web
Regarding the use of Instagram from the web and therefore through his official websiteyou must know that, unfortunately, at the time of writing this guide, there is no possibility to interact with users via private messages or with replying messages to stories, as it is possible to do on Android, iOS And Windows 10.
But what you can do, in this specific case, is to send a message as a comment to a photo or video published in the user’s profile. To do this, connect to the official Instagram website via the link provided, to log in to your account.
Once the initial screen of the social network is displayed (the one with the symbol of a cottage), locate the profile of the person to whom you want to send a message in the form of a comment (possibly use the search engine located at the top) and tap on his nominativeto see his profile section.
At this point, locate the content you want to interact with, click on it and use the text field Add a comment to write a text message; then press the button Send on the keyboard to send it.