How do I send a hashtag as a message using Instagram Direct?

To send a hashtag as a message using Instagram Direct:

  1. Tap the hashtag you'd like to send
  2. Tap in the top right
  3. Search for and select the person or group you'd like to send the hashtag to (up to 15 people)
  4. Tap Send

When you send a hashtag as a message, it will appear with a preview of Top Posts from that hashtag page. Keep in mind that messages sent using Instagram Direct won't appear on hashtag pages.

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