If you are surprised after reading the heading of this article then you are probably not wrong. We already know how to send DM or in other words Direct Messages to our friends in Instagram on iPhone and Android phone so what is new about it? Well, the new thing about it is that there is not only one way, which we are using till now to send a direct message or DM to friends and actually there are 3 different ways to do that.

Now you must be surprised by the other way around. Well, let us stop getting surprised repeatedly and let us know how you can send DMs to your friends on Instagram by 3 different ways and that too with ease.

How to Send DM (Direct Messages) in Instagram on iPhone and Android: 3 Methods Explained

Method #1: Directly via Camera Upload

Step #1. Launch the Instagram app on your smartphone.

Step #2. Tap on the Plus ‘+’ icon at the bottom of your screen.

Step #3. Add a photo or video from your smartphone’s gallery and tap on Next at the top right of your screen.

Step #4. Add an appropriate filter from the bottom of your selected photo and tap on Next again.

Step #5. Now, you are on ‘Share to’ page, Tap on New post at the top center, and then choose Direct message

Step #6. Write a suitable caption and recipient’s name in the appropriate fields and tap on Send which again you will find at the top right of your phone’s screen

Method #2: Directly from the Home screen

Step #1. Check out for the arrow icon on the top right of your screen and tap on it.

Step #2. You will find your Instagram inbox is opened. Now you can either choose a recipient from the latest messages you have received or you can tap on ‘+ New Message’ at the bottom of your screen.

Step #3. Now, you can write a new message and then tap on Send.

Method #3: Send DM to multiple users by using Hashtag

Step #1. Tap on the arrow icon on the top right of your screen.

Step #2. Now, tap on ‘+ New Message’.

Step #3. Choose multiple recipients with whom you are traveling or going to an event and choose a suitable hashtag for the event or trip and also location.

This will help you to build up an engagement with all your friends as like Facebook you cannot create a live event. So now you can keep a great relationship with your Instagram followers.


It is easy to find friends on Instagram but we are sure that you probably were not aware of these 3 different methods for sending DMs (Direct Messages) to your followers or friends on Instagram. Tell us how this nice little tutorial helped you in the comments below.