Send a post you see on Instagram as a direct message
You can send posts you see on Instagram as a direct message. Messages won't appear in feed, search or your profile.
To send photos, reels or carousels as a direct message:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone, Instagram Lite app for Android
  1. Tap below the post you'd like to send.
  2. Select the person or group from the list below or tap Search to search for someone.
  3. Add an optional message, then tap Send.
Instagram.com from a mobile browser
  1. Tap below the post you'd like to send.
  2. Tap cancel or confirm next to the person or group from the list below or tap Search to search for someone.
  3. Tap Done in the top right.
Instagram.com from a computer
  1. Click below the post you'd like to send.
  2. Click add next to the person or group from the list below or click Search to search for someone.
  3. Add an optional message, then click Send.
Keep in mind that when you send a private account's post as a message, only people who follow that account will be able to see the post. The person who uploaded the post won't be notified.
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