How to easily reply or quote specific messages on Instagram

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Philippe Gloaguen

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Thanks to the latest Instagram updates, now the messaging service has changed to be more dynamic and functional, going from a not so popular system to one of the favorite options for many users of the most popular social networks. And so it is good to understand how to make full use of the service.

How to answer is very simple

When using the 'direct message' service on Instagram there are new options from the 2020 updates and one of them is the ability to reply to specific messages with one click, which is possible in few applications as it has been for years. "Whatsapp". When replying to a message, you just have to follow very simple steps:

  • You must have Instagram and along with the messaging service both must be updated to the latest version. While there may be problems updating the mobile application, it can also be updated from a computer.
  • When you update it, you need to open the application and select the Instagram DMs, which are located in the upper right corner.
  • Entered in the DMs, you just have to select any chat where there are messages or where you want to send one.
  • When you've already selected a chat or conversation, it's a matter of swiping right on the other person's messages or left on your messages and the message will have been selected.
  • If you are on a computer, you just have to put the course above the message and select the "reply" option in the three dots that will appear next to the message.

Note that this option does not work with stories sent to chats, it only works with voice messages, sms, shared publications and images sent by users. It is not very difficult to understand the system, you just have to use the option a few times and it will be understood quickly.

The connection functions on Instagram

Instagram is a versatile social network thanks to the number of features and functions that allow the user to enjoy a very interesting variety of things to do, although he does not forget to keep its most basic and important aspect, which is to be in degree of to bring people together through the use of the Internet and its social functions.

The union between contacts

Instagram allows various activities within the application to give a boost to the social life of many, although it also has the particularity of being able to find users in the application who are among the user's contacts, which works in a similar way to the option of search for contacts on WhatsApp, as it can show users in the possible following tab in "people you may know"

Other application options

And we must not forget the great progress that has been made in the messaging service, we must be honest, some are not thrilled with the idea of ​​having to leave the application to reply to messages or send them, so always in a good idea using the courier service.

This direct messaging service is not that different from others like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, as it has cool things like knowing a person's connection status, whether that person has seen a message or heard a voice note, allowing people to follow in the footsteps of their contacts, or worry about the state of their social life.

Instagram stories

One last function that is used to parse it is the function of "stories" or stories, similar to how Snapchat states are, posting texts or images or sharing publications for a period of 24 hours, while also allowing you to send the stories as a message, so that you can reply to the message as well.

The combination of all the factors

The application offers many options, as has been pointed out countless times in other media, its position as one of the most popular and varied social networks on the market is well deserved, although this is no surprise as it has a daily amount of millions of active users that very few other applications enjoy.

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