As we all know that Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms. In the meantime, the primary usage of IG is to post photos and videos. However, if you have a business Instagram account or even a personal account, you may need to interact with your friends or customer. In this case, there are lots of chances to reply to a specific message or DM. So, in this guide, you will learn how to reply to a specific message on Instagram in 2 different ways.
Furthermore, with the introduction of cross-app messaging between these two sites, Facebook is fully merging Instagram and Messenger. Instagram’s messaging aka DM interface is getting many exciting features from Messenger following this update. Custom emoji reactions, colorful chat themes, message responses and forwarding, selfie stickers, disappear mode, animated message effects, and the Watch Together function of Messenger are the new messaging tools on Instagram.
Of all Instagram Direct’s latest tools, it is definitely useful to respond to a particular Instagram message. Instagram users will now be able to quote individual messages in a DM and respond to them. Similar to Messenger and WhatsApp, the ‘Swipe to answer to messages’ feature on Instagram works. You may directly respond to a specific message in a person or group chat with the ‘swipe to reply’ feature. The replies quoted make long conversations meaningful, especially in large group chats.
How to Reply to a Specific Message on Instagram on Android & iOS
The original message with your reply is quoted when you reply to an Instagram DM message. This clarifies for the recipient the particular message to which the sender has replied. You can also respond to a video, image, voice message, sticker, emoji, and GIF in addition to your text messages.
Here’s how to reply to a specific message on Instagram on Android. However, for the purpose of this guide, the screenshots are taken on an Android phone:
Step 1. Make sure you have the new Instagram direct message update installed.
Step 2. Now, open the Instagram app and find a message you want to reply to. Tap and hold on to that particular message until you see a Reply option, tap on it.
Step 3. Type your message and send it.
Step 4. Your response will show up along with the original message at the top, making it easy for everyone to see what you were responding to.
Alternative Way to Respond to a Specific Message on IG
- find a message you want to reply to. Swipe right on the message until you see a reply menu.
- You’ll now see the original message show up on top of the text box. This means that your current response will be linked to the specific message. Now, type out your reply and tap the Send button.
That’s it. These were the two methods to reply to a specific message on the Instagram app (Android & iOS). It’s very easy to lose context in Instagram direct messages, especially in a large group text. You can add some clarity by responding to a specific message directly.