How to send Instagram messages, photos and videos privately?

How to send Instagram messages, photos and videos privately?

Instagram is a well-known as well as popular free application for basically capturing pictures and videos to share them on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. In your Instagram account, you can see other Instagram users’ photos and videos and can like and comment on them. You can edit your pictures after capturing and then upload them for others to see, like and comment.

Apart from the basic uses of Instagram, users can also do several other things using this popular application. As in Facebook and other social network applications, you can use Instagram for sending and receiving messages, photos and videos privately too. I am using here an android device to do the same to explain how it is done.

First, open Instagram and get to the homepage. At the time I opened it, the homepage in my device looked as in the following screenshot.

homepage

In the top right corner, there is a rectangular icon that looks like a box. Tap it and go to the page as shown below.

direct page

This is the welcome page to send a message, a photo or a video privately to an Instagram user. Tap the + sign in the top right corner and go to the next page that looks like the following screenshot.

option page

You have a pop-up box with two options to choose from. You can choose either to send a message by tapping on Send Message or send a photo or video by tapping on Send Photo or Video. I tapped on Send Photo or Video and the following  gallery page appeared.

gallery

Your photos and videos are here to choose from. I tapped the last picture on the top row and the following page came on.

selected photo

You can use filters and also can edit your photos from here before you send them to others. Tapping EDIT, I saw the following page.

photo editor

Edit the photo and tap the arrow mark in the top right corner to go to the Share to page that looks like the following screenshot.

Share page

If you are going to send it privately to an Instagram user, tap DIRECT instead of FOLLOWERS. You will see the page as shown below.

Choosing Direct

Here, you can choose the Instagram users whom you want to send the photo. When you have chosen, you can see the tick marks as in the screenshot below.

Instagram users

Now, you are all ready to send the photo. Tap the tick mark in the top right corner.  Your photo will reach the Instagram user.

If you find this article useful for you and your friends, please comment in box below and also share it on your social network so that your friends can use Instagram to send messages, photos and videos privately to you.

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