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 (iOS) or (Android) in the top right and then tap Share.
  3. Search for the person or group you'd like to send the hashtag to (up to 15 people) and 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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