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How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone

How to reply to Messages on Instagram
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Is it possible to reply to any message on Instagram? The simple answer is yes. Instagram allows you to reply to both individual and group messages. In this article, I will show you how to reply to messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone as well as Instagram Web. Let’s dive in.

How to Reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone

To reply to messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone:

  1. Tap the messenger icon at the upper right corner of the home feed to access Instagram DM messages.
  2. In the DM, go to the conversation that contains the chat message then open and go to the specific message.
  3. Tap and hold the message, then swipe it to the right until a reply icon appears on the left side of the message, then release it. The message will appear above the text input box. If you want to reply to your own message, swipe to the left instead.
  4. Type in your reply and then Tap ‘Send’ to send the reply.

The reply message will appear attached to the message you are responding to.

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How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone

Alternatively, another method on how to reply to messages on Instagram:

  1. Tap and hold the message until you see three actions options appear at the bottom.
  2. Select ‘Reply’ and the message will appear above the text input box.
  3. Type in your reply and hit ‘Send’ button.

The reply message will appear attached to the message you are responding to.

How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone
How to reply to Messages on Instagram for Android and iPhone

How to Reply to Messages on Instagram on PC

To reply to messages on Instagram on PC or Mac:

  1. Navigate to the Instagram website on your Web Browser and login to your account. PC users can browse using Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge whilst Mac users can use Safari Web Browser.
  2. From the Instagram feed, click the messenger icon located at the top of the screen to go to DM messages.
  3. In the DM, find the conversation and open the chat message you would like to reply to.
  4. Place the mouse pointer to the right side of the message and a menu with three items will appear.
  5. From the suggested options, select ‘Reply’.
  6. Type in your reply and click ‘Send’.

The message you replied to will appear attached to your reply message.

How to Reply to Messages on Instagram on PC
How to Reply to Messages on Instagram on PC
How to Reply to Messages on Instagram on PC
How to Reply to Messages on Instagram on PC

FAQs

Why can’t I reply to some messages on Instagram Android or iPhone?

The reason you cannot reply to messages on Instagram is because you haven’t updated your messenger app to the latest version. Ensure that you keep both your Instagram and Messenger App up to date by doing regular updates on both iPhone and Android.

Instagram message swipe reply not working

If this happens to you, you have to update the messaging feature on Instagram to get it working again To do it:

  1. Go to your Instagram Feed and Tap on your ‘Profile’ icon on the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Tap on the menu icon in top right corner.
  3. Tap on ‘Update messaging’.
  4. You will be asked to link to your Facebook account if you haven’t.

Conclusion

I hope you managed to reply to messages on your Instagram account. Ensure that you carry out regular updates on your Instagram app to keep it up to date and enable new features. Read our article on how to hide messages on Instagram.

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