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How to Reply to a Message on Instagram on the iPhone

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram on the iPhone

Out of all the social media apps that anyone can create an account with these days, Instagram is the most versatile.

Not only can you view beautiful images, but you can also use Instagram for communicating with your loved ones.

Whether you choose to send a direct message or audio call the person you want to contact, you can easily do so within the app.

But, how can I reply to specific messages on the Instagram app when you’re using an iPhone?

Well, no need to worry, as you’ll discover the nifty steps below.

 

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone

  1. Press the messenger icon on Instagram’s “Home” page.
  2. Tap the DM you want to reply to after locating it on the message list.
  3. On the chat page, swipe the message you want to to the right to make the “Reply” button appear.
  4. You can also long-tap on the specific message you want to reply to until the “Reply” option appears at the bottom left of the screen.
  5. Type your message in the field provided.
  6. Tap “Send” to send your reply to the Instagram message.

Replying to a message on Instagram using an iPhone is almost like how you reply to IG messages on an Android phone and computer.

But, the catch is, there’s one nifty option that you can only do on Instagram iPhone that you can’t do anywhere else.

Step 1: After launching the Instagram app on your iPhone, tap the messenger icon on the upper right of the “Home” page.

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone Step 1

Step 2: You’ll now be redirected to the “Messenger” page, where all the messages you received will be chronologically listed.

Swipe up for you to locate the message you want to send a reply from the list and tap once.

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone Step 2

Step 3: Once you’re inside the chat page with the person you’re responding to, locate the message you want to reply to.

There are 2 ways when replying to specific messages on Instagram iPhone.

One such way is to swipe that particular message to the right until you find a left-pointing arrow beside the said message.

That is the “Reply” button. Tap it.

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone Step 3

Step 4: If you find that swiping that message to the right is quite awkward, then you can long-press on that message instead.

Two options will then appear at the bottom of the screen: “Reply” and “Forward.”

Tap the “Reply” button to proceed.

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone Step 4

Step 5: After hitting the “Reply” button whichever way you choose to activate it, type in the message field.

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone Step 5

Step 6: After typing your reply message, tap “Send.”

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone Step 6.1

Your reply message will then be sent to the recipient, but it will appear below the quoted conversation.

How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone Step 6.2

And, even if the DM you tapped earlier is a group conversation, you can still use the “Reply” feature. 

But, in case you change your mind and want to reply later after reading it, then just mark the said message as unread for you to be reminded later.

Yet, reply the soonest you can — the person who sent that message will still know you’ve read it unless you turned off the read receipts earlier. 

So, start replying to your messages on Instagram iPhone following the 6 steps you’ve just learned.

 

Frequently Asked Questions on How to Reply to a Message on Instagram iPhone

 

Does the “Reply” feature on Instagram iPhone apply to all types of messages?

You can use the “Reply” feature on Instagram iPhone for all message types. Whether you’re replying to an image, forwarded link, or a regular DM, you can still activate the “Reply” button to directly respond to it. Even if you’re in a group conversation, you can still use “Reply.”

 

How will the message appear to my recipient if I use the “Reply” feature to send my response to that person on Instagram?

Once you tap the “Reply” button, the message you’re responding to will appear as a quote. Your response after pressing “Send” will then appear below the quoted message. If you don’t hit the “Reply” option, Instagram will then send the message by itself.

 

I can’t reply to a specific message on Instagram using its “Reply” feature no matter what option I use. What’s happening?

If you can’t reply to a specific message on Instagram, you may need to update your messaging. To do so, go to “Settings,” then tap the “Update Messaging” message prompt if you haven’t updated the feature before.

 

How do I reply to my message on Instagram iPhone?

Though there are 2 ways to activate the “Reply” feature on Instagram iPhone, you can only use one of them when replying to your message. Long-press on your message and tap the “Reply” button that appears on the lower left of the screen.