How to Message Someone on Instagram

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This Itechguide teaches you how to message someone on Instagram. The guide covers steps to message someone on Instagram from Android or iPhone.

There are two methods to find people and send a message to them on Instagram. You can use Search or Discover People to find someone and send a message to them.

This guide covers steps for both methods on Android and iPhone.

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How to Message Someone on Instagram from Android

How to Find and Message People Using Instagram Search

Here are the two methods to find people on Instagram and send them a message…

How to Find and Message People Using Instagram Search (Android)

  • Open Instagram App on your phone.
How to Message Someone on Instagram from Android
  • At the bottom of the App, tap the search tab.
How to Message Someone on Instagram from Android
  • Then, type the name of the person in the search bar. To display only Instagram profiles, tap ACCOUNTS.
  • From the search result, tap the name of the person you want to send a message. The person’s Instagram profile will open.
How to Message Someone on Instagram from Android
  • On the person’s profile, tap Message. The message window will open.
  • At the bottom of the screen, tap on the Message box. Then, type your message and tap Send.

How to Find and Message People Using “Discover People” (Android)

Though using search to find people to message is preferable as it gives you more control, you can also use another method to find people and send message to them.

Here are the steps to use “Discover People” to find people and send them a message on Instagram…

  • Open the Instagram App on your Android phone.
How to Find and Message People Using "Discover People"
  • At the bottom right of the App, tap your Instagram account profile icon tab.
How to Find and Message People Using "Discover People"
  • Then, tap the 3 lines on the top right of the page. A set of options will be displayed.
  • From the displayed options, tap Discover people. Instagram will display a list of people it recommends you connect with.
  • On the Find people list, tap on the name of the person you want to send a message. The person’s profile will open.
  • Beneath the person’s profile, tap Message.
  • Then, tap the Message box (bottom of the screen). Finally, to message someone on Instagram, type your message and tap Send.

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How to Message Someone on Instagram from iPhone

Just like the Android App, there are two methods to find people and message them on Instagram using the iPhone App…

How to Find and Message People Using Instagram Search (iPhone)

  • Open the Instagram App on your iPhone. Then, login with your Instagram account (skip this step if you previously signed in).
How to Message Someone on Instagram from iPhone
  • At the bottom of the App, tap the search tab.
How to Message Someone on Instagram from iPhone
  • Type the name of the person you want to message in the search bar. Then tap the person’s name from the search result. The person’s profile will open.
  • When the person’s profile opens, tap Message.
  • Then, at the bottom of the message screen, tap Message.
  • Finally, to message someone on Instagram, type your message and tap Send.

How to Find and Message People Using “Discover People” (iPhone)

  • Open the Instagram App on your iPhone.
How to Message Someone on Instagram from iPhone
  • At the bottom right of the App, tap your Instagram profile tap.
  • Then, tap the 3 lines on the top right of the App. A set of options will be displayed.
  • From the displayed options, tap Discover people.
  • On the Discover people screen, tap the name of the person you want to message. The person’s profile will open.
  • Beneath the person’s profile details, tap Message.
  • Then, at the bottom of the message screen, tap Message.
  • Finally, to message someone on Instagram, type your message and tap Send.

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