How to Reply to a Specific Instagram Message?

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How to Reply to a Specific Instagram Message?

Instagram has many new features, and one of them is the “Replies” feature.

It allows you to reply to a specific message on Instagram. The other person will see which comment you’re responding to.

But some people on Instagram haven’t been able to use this new feature.

The “Replies” feature doesn’t even appear for these users.

This article will teach you how to fix this issue and make the “Replies” button appear back.

How to reply to a specific message on Instagram:

  1. Tap on “Menu” and select “Settings”
  2. Tap on “Update Messaging”
  3. Tap on “Update”

Keep reading to learn how to reply to a specific Instagram DM.

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How to Reply to a Specific Instagram Message?

How to Reply to a Specific Instagram Message?

This problem likely appears because you haven’t updated the Instagram messaging.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Tap on Menu and select Settings
Instagram Settings
Instagram Settings
  • Tap on Update Messaging
Tap on Update Messaging
Tap on Update Messaging

Normally, this button doesn’t appear if you’ve already updated the messaging.

But if you haven’t, this button will be just above “Follow and invite friends”.

  • Tap on Update
Tap on Update
Tap on Update

After you select Update Messaging, you’ll be notified of the change.

There are several features you should know about.

The main one is being able to reply to individual messages in private.

Tap on Update after you’ve read everything to update the messaging.

That’s it!

Now, you can hold-tap a private DM and select “Reply” to answer that individual message.

Conclusion

The reason why you can’t reply to messages is that you haven’t updated the messaging.

This was the main cause of the issue with many Instagram users.

Now, when you swipe left on a DM (Direct Message), you’ll see four options instead of three – Copy, Report, Save, and Reply.

You can reply with emojis or text, whichever you prefer.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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