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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