How do I send a message to someone on Instagram?
You can send messages, photos and videos to one or more people on Instagram. Messages won’t appear in Feed, search or your profile.
To send a message in a chat:
- Tap or in the top right or swipe left from anywhere in Feed.
- Tap in the top right.
- Select people you'd like to send a message to, then tap Chat.
- Type a message. You can also tap to take and send a disappearing photo or video, or to select a photo or video from your library.
- Tap Send.
To message someone you follow, you can also go to their profile and tap Message.
Note: Links you send will appear in the conversation with a preview image. When you send an address or phone number, you can tap it from within the conversation to open your phone’s maps app or make a call.
Keep in mind, Instagram accounts you message may use third party apps or automated services to send messages in chats.