Can I send a private message on Instagram a user I’m not following?

One of the interesting features on Instagram is sending personal messages. or directs (from the English word Direct), as they are also called in slang. In short, this means the following: you can send your photo or video to only one user or several (but not more than 15), and not all of its tape.

Few people know that you can send direct not only to people on whom you are subscribed to, but generally to any Instagram users. For of this you need to do the following.

When sending a personal message, do not select a friend from the list proposed to you, but use the search.

How on Instagram to send a direct to a user who is not subscribed to

Enter the nickname (or part of it) of the user that you need, and click search button with magnifier. In the screenshot above it is “Search belka “. A new list will appear. Surely, the person you need in it will be.

How on Instagram to send a direct to a user who is not subscribed to

Click on it and it will appear in the list to be sent.

Sending direct to Instagram to someone you are not subscribed to

You can use the search several times, thereby adding several instagrammers not from among their subscribers (but no more fifteen). You can add your friends there too.

Sending direct to Instagram to someone you are not subscribed to

The person to whom you sent a private message on Instagram that way, will receive it just as he would receive it from his friends.

James Walls

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