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    How to like a direct message on Instagram

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    Instagram is one of the funniest social media platforms with millions of users around the world. Instagram offers amazing features to its users such as reacting to or liking direct messages. YES! You can reply to direct messages or DMs on Instagram.


    You can send videos, GIFs, images or share memes with your friends and they can react to your direct message by liking or reacting to your direct message.



    However, many Instagram users are unfamiliar with this great feature and don't know how to like a direct message on instagram. Therefore, we have a little guide you can follow to like Instagram direct messages.

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    How to like Instagram direct messages

    We mention the method you can follow to like direct messages on Instagram. Since there is no virtual button to like direct messages, many users may not know how to like a direct message on Instagram. Here's how to do it:


    1. Open the Instagram app on your device and go to your messages section. Touch theicon of message in the upper right corner of the screen.

    2. Select the contact or conversation in you want to like the message.


    3. Finally, you can double-tap the message you have chosen to like.



    However, if you want to remove your like from the direct message, you can click on the heart icon and click “Tap to remove”.

    Plus, you have the option to react to direct messages with other emojis as well. Suppose your friend sends you a funny post, you can react to the post by holding down the message and selecting the laughing emoji.

    Also, there is a difference when it comes to liking a comment in that you have to click on the heart icon to like a comment on a post. Whereas, for a direct message, you must first open the conversation and then double tap the message to like it.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    How do you react to a DM on Instagram?

    To reply to a DM or direct message on Instagram, simply double-tap the message you want to like. Likewise, if you wish remove the Like from a direct message, you have to click on the heart icon and select " tap to remove ". Also, to react to a DM using emojis, you can hold down the message and click on your favorite emoji.


    What happens when you like a DM on Instagram?

    When you like a DM on Instagram, your contacts will receive a notification alert and will be able to see the heart icon on their message along with your profile picture next to it.

    We hope this guide was useful to you and that you could  appreciate a direct message on Instagram. If you have any questions or suggestions about this article, feel free to write them in the comments section below.


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